By strand & category
- Events 2018
- Panels and Discussions 2018
- Early Releases 2018
- Northern Exposure 2018
- Animation 2018
- Out on Film 2018
- What the Fleadh?! 2018
- Mixtape 2018
- Country-in-Focus: The UK 2018
- #Resist 2018
- Framing Borders 2018
- New Irish Cinema 2018
- Fleadh Families 2018
- Galway on Film 2018
- Fleadh Funnies 2018
- International Documentary 2018
- Fleadh Featurettes 2018
- International Fiction 2018
- Shorts 2018
- Retrospective 2018
- Special Presentation 2018
- Irish Documentary 2018
- Irish Fiction 2018
- Fleadh Picks 2018
Featuring stop-motion, rotoscoping, CGI and 2D line drawings, these four features offer a diversity of animation and animators to bring you perspectives and truths, as well as fun and entertainment, in a way live-action films can only hope to do.
Country-in-Focus: The UK
Films of all types for all ages, including animations, coming-of-age dramas and a documentary exploring how young children with big knives make pocket money in Norway!
Galway on Film
A rich selection of films that features Galway and Galwegian people at its core, including four World Premieres of films made here in Galway – a UNESCO City of Film.
Out On Film
This year’s programme of LGBTQ+ films are indicative of a growth, not only in lesbian and trans representation on screen, but also in the diversity of queer cinema demographics.
What The Fleadh?!
A selection of the strangest and scariest new independent films. Genre cinema is making a new home at the Galway Film Fleadh this year.
New Irish Cinema
25 features films. !6 World Premiers. 10 Directorial Debuts.
This year we are proud to present a total of twenty short film screenings in our ever growing and increasingly diverse shorts programme. Showcasing the best in homegrown short film, Irish talent and international co-productions from the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Spain, the United States and Pakistan.
Our competitive short film programme showcases an exciting mix of drama, documentary and animation, with the winners of the Tiernan MacBride Award for Best Short Drama and the James Horgan Award for Best Short Animation gaining eligibility for Oscar consideration.
The shorts programme provides a platform for established and emerging filmmakers and covers a diverse range of topics. Here at the Fleadh you will find shorts made by students and seasoned directors side by side – from shoe string budgets to bigger budget films.
In addition to screening over seventy short films in a mix of Irish, English and foreign language we are delighted to screen short films funded by the Irish Film Board including the World Premieres of their Short Stories films and IFB Frameworks Animations.
Broadening our boarders this year we have invited short filmmakers from across the globe to present their work to Galway audiences. Showcasing three programmes of world shorts and a special screening of shorts from the European Union National Institutes for Culture.
After a bumper turnout last year, we welcome the return of our short film panel for this year’s festival. This panel is dedicated to emerging and established short filmmakers. Following the panel there will be an opportunity for discussion debate and networking for anyone interested in the art and commerce of short filmmaking.
We are proud to present work from Galway based filmmakers in our Way Out West category and we welcome the return of the Galway Film Centre’s One Minute Film Festival. In association with Little Cinema and Galway City of Film we welcome a screening of the winner of the 48 hour film competition.
Short Film Retrospective: 30 years of award winning
To celebrate our 30th anniversary and three decades of exhibiting shorts, we are delighted to be screening some of our award winning short films from 1989 to 2017.
During this Fleadh retrospective you will get the chance to see of award-winning shorts from the past 30 years, playing daily throughout the festival, free-of-charge. See early works from Lenny Abrahmson (3 Joes), Brown Bag Films (The Last Elk), Nora Twomey (From Darkness) and many many more!