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
Feature film submissions are now open for the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh, taking place from 7th – 12th July, 2020. The Film Fleadh is Ireland’s leading film festival, the international discovery place of New Irish Cinema, and host to the Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s only film & television marketplace. It was also named by MovieMaker […]
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In the last of our regular season for 2019, this week’s podcast is a discussion on short film, recorded live at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh Short Film Panel. Film Fleadh shorts programmer Eibh Collins, director Ríoghnach Ní Ghríoghair, director/actor Michael Smiley, and cinematographer Burshci Wojnar talk about using shorts as proof of concept, having room to […]
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Winner of the Best Cinematography Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, Finky is a surreal Irish language drama, directed by Dathaí Keane. In this episode, Dathaí chats with Will about how he transitioned from editor to director, collaborative screenwriting and being inspired by Irish literature in his work. Finky makes its International Premiere at […]
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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.