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
Director Michael McCormack’s first feature documentary, a biopic of the late musician Fergus O’Farrell called Breaking Out, won the Best Irish Documentary Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. In this episode, Michael talks about his background in television, knowing when to ‘let the gold in’ and how Breaking Out isn’t a music documentary. Other […]
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Derry women Brónagh Gallagher (actor), Louise Gallagher (producer) and Tess McGowan (screenwriter) talk about the making of their new film, A Bump Along the Way. We talk about ‘Derry Fairies,’ shedding insecurities, pregnancy as an in-built deadline and the success of Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus. Pictured above (L-R): Tess McGowan, Brónagh Gallagher, Louise […]
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The Galway Film Fleadh is seeking to appoint a new team member to provide digital administrative support to the festival. The Galway Film Fleadh is an international film festival and marketplace, receiving open submissions from hundreds of filmmakers annually, as well as applications from marketplace delegates, masterclass participants, and data from partner organisations and audiences […]
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.