Welcome to the Galway Film Fleadh
The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a mad diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a film lovers’ festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds. Now in its 26th year, the central goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains unchanged: to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment, and share a common experience – the wonder of cinema. The Fleadh’s diverse audience is made up of the general cinema going public, film buffs, student filmmakers, industry professionals and invited guests.
Guests from the past have included: Isabelle Huppert, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Ventura Pons, Martin Sheen, Amanda Plummer, David Mackenzie, Gill Dennis, Stephen Daldry, Sir Ronald Harwood, Lee Unkrich, Darla K Anderson, Brendan Gleeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Fassbender, Christopher Hampton, Ted Hope, Redmond Morris, Jon Jost, Peter O’Toole, Jessica Lange, Bill Pullman, Alex Gibney, Jeremy Irons, Volker Schloendorff, Kathy Bates, Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, John Lynch, Luis Mandoki, Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson, Matt Dillon, Stephen Frears, Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Minghella, Agnieszka Holland, Gillo Ponecorvo, Aidan Quinn, Rutger Hauer, Arthur Penn, Gabriel Byrne, Donal McCann, Istvan Szabo, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Winterbottom, Ed Pressman, Woody Harrelson, Abbas Kiarostami, Mira Nair, Sir Richard Attenborough, Paolo Taviani, Michael Moore, Oliver Reed, Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan to name but a few.
In addition to its celebrated programme of the best in Irish and world cinema the Fleadh also presents Masterclasses • Public Interviews • Debates • Workshops • Seminars alongside other industry events which take place as part of the Galway Film Fair