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 2020 subject to confirmation.
Galway Film Fleadh
Applications are now being accepted for the online Marketplace at the 2020 Galway Film Fair, taking place during the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh In light of the ongoing Government restrictions on large gatherings, the 2020 Galway Film Fair will take place alongside the Galway Film Fleadh as a limited edition, online market event. Applications are […]
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2020-05-14: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today confirmed that the Galway Film Fleadh has been approved as an Academy qualifying festival for the Documentary Short Subject category. The documentary that receives the Best Short Documentary award at the Film Fleadh will now be eligible to enter the Documentary Short Oscar® Competition for […]
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Following the announcement from the government that cinemas will remain closed until August 10th and large gatherings will not be allowed for some time, the Galway Film Fleadh have made the decision to present our 2020 festival edition online. To continue our mission to bring audiences and film artists together to celebrate cinema we have […]
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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.