Galway Film Fleadh – Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re looking for assistance with our online streaming platform, please see our help page. Solstice is now online 15th December – 21st January.

When does the Galway Film Fleadh take place?

The Galway Film Fleadh takes place every July in Galway City in the West of Ireland. Due to Covid restrictions, the 32nd Edition took place entirely online in 2020.

How can I book tickets?

Check back for details of our 2021 festival in a few months time. You can also sign up for our newsletter for updates.

How do I submit my film for potential inclusion?

Feature Film submissions are open from December to March of each event cycle. Short Film submissions are open from January to May. Each submission process happens through our submission software Eventival. You can begin your submission and find further details here.

Can I volunteer for your festival?

Yes, volunteers are an integral part of our crew. We could not run our festival without the amazing group of people who give up their free time and become part of our family for a week (or two!). Volunteering for our festival offers you the opportunity to make new friends and gain invaluable experience and insight into the organisation and running of a major festival event. Please note that you must be over 18 to volunteer.

Where is the festival club?

Galway Rowing Club, The Waterside, Woodquay. The festival club is open to all those who attend a screening at the Galway Film Fleadh in July. The club sees filmmakers and audiences mixing in a relaxed environment beside the Corrib River. Please retain your ticket stubs/proof of entry to a screening (online receipt, etc.) to access the festival club, capacity is limited.

When does the Galway Film Fair take place?

The Galway Film Fair takes place in July each year.

Who can take part in the Galway Film Fair?

The Galway Film Fair is an industry focused cinema event. Whether your industry experience is just beginning or decades long, there is something for everyone.

How do I apply for The Marketplace?

The Galway Film Fair co-ordinates pre-schedule meetings between filmmakers with projects in development and/or completed films and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers. Applications will open in 2021 and further details will be found on our website.

Where can I get up to date news?

You can sign up for our newsletter CLICK HERE and also keep an eye on our News section of the website www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

If you have any other question please email info@filmfleadh.ie

What else can I do while I’m in the Galway/West of Ireland region?

Start with the Wild Atlantic Way. A stunning 2,500km road trip along Ireland’s West Coast that stretches from Donegal to West Cork. The Galway Film Fleadh is proud to highlight this experience to all of our European and International Visitors to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. Fleadh film goers have embraced the many attractions the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer in County Galway from the picturesque fishing port of Kinvara to the wild magic of Connemara.
Dun Aengus, Inis Mór

Atlantic Film Trail

The Quiet Man

The rich tapestry of locations featured in the Atlantic Film Trail provide a unique backdrop to the festival and guests can experience the beauty of the Western coastline first hand. This is a remarkable chance to walk the trail of films such as The Quiet Man, The Field, Into the West, Poitín, Un Taxi Mauve, Man of Aran and take in the spectacular scenery that has attracted so many filmmakers. See this link for more information.

Food & Music

Galway Oyster Festival

In addition to the striking views along the Wild Atlantic Way, there are many gastronomic delights that await you along the trail. Food lovers can discover an abundance of artisan restaurants and sustainable food producers that reflect the Western coastline and it’s lush landscape. Alongside sumptuous food, the Wild Atlantic Way is home to a wealth of music, from traditional music sessions to Galway’s vibrant contemporary music scene, there is literally something for everyone.

The kind folks of The Wild Atlantic Way have prepared A Feast Of Food Stories and also have a section on where to catch music along the Irish west coast, to help in guiding you.


Taking in the colour, history and atmosphere of Galway city and following the road along the magnetic coastline the Wild Atlantic Way is a must-see attraction. For visitors to the Galway Film Fleadh, this extraordinary journey brings you to the very heart of the West of Ireland in all it’s natural beauty.


Principal funder