This six day event attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists to Galway, as well as a huge number of film fans. It has always aimed to bring those who make and work on film together with their audience in a very friendly and boundary free way, and it succeeds.
The programme is very broadly based, with strands devoted to, among others, World Cinema, Irish Cinema, documentary, animations and shorts.
The Junior Film Fleadh, a festival within a festival, has long been a fixture at Galway, and features work made by young people for young people, alongside an extensive programme of workshops, screenings and competitions.
There is an extensive programme for those working in the film industry, including masterclasses in for actors, directors and screenwriters, film fair where filmmakers and financiers meet in an intimate setting and a story pitching competition.
If you are in Ireland at this time and have even a remote interest in film, Galway is definitely the place to be.
Date and details for 2019 subject to confirmation.
Galway Film Fleadh
Will talks to writer/director Isabella Eklöf about her Sundance debut, Holiday (2018) and writing the Cannes award winner, Border (2018). They also discuss studying film in Sweden and in Denmark, the reaction to the sexual violence in her film and working with Asperger’s. Films discussed this episode: Beau Travail (1999) Fat Girl (2001) Gummo (1997) […]
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In the first of a new series of official Galway Film Fleadh podcasts, GFF programme director Will Fitzgerald chats with the American Animals director about moving from reality TV to blurring the lines of reality in his films, the advantages of cinema over television, learning how to write a script, casting Barry Keoghan, his favourite […]
The Junior Film Fleadh’s Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the school year 2018/9. The council are an integral part of our festival. They like to keep us on our toes by suggesting crazy dreams and amazing ideas. Members assist us by aiding in the selection of short films, the curation of workshops and […]
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Information and Location map for Galway Film Fleadh
For detailed programme information, visit the Film Fleadh Website
Most events and screenings take plocations.lace in the locations on the map below. There also will be fringe events in many locations around the city.