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Alcom Telecommunications
Phone solutions partner

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Eventival
Festival Information System Services partner

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Town Hall Theatre
Venue/ticketing partner

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iSupply
Print solutions

Available for all sizes of jobs, from one-off single documents to large scale, large quantity print runs of banners, brochures, posters, pull-ups and other printed materials.

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Galway Rowing Club
Festival HQ (after party venue)

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Design Associates
Graphic Designers

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The Connacht Hotel
Hotel

10% discount to all accommodation booked through the Fleadh use promo code “DIRECT” to avail. Click here to book online now.

The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway City Centre. The hotel has a great advantage of extensive free parking and a regular bus route close by the hotel entrance with direct access to the city centre and business parks.

Due to its prime location, The Connacht Hotel is the accommodation choice for many people who visit Galway, for business and pleasure. Within close proximity to the city centre, tourist attractions, hospitals and Galway’s largest corporate business parks and industrial estates.

The Connacht Hotel has recently launched a new lunch menu and its spacious and comfortable restaurant is ideal for groups of any size. Bar Solo is a popular bar with locals and residents alike serving a top selection of drinks including an extensive cocktail menu. Active Fitness the leisure centre in the Connacht Hotel is Galway’s only 24 hour gym. In addition to the gym itself Active has a fantastic swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room for guests.

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Róisín Dubh
Late Bar/Venue

Undoubtedly one of the best music and comedy venues in the country, we bring established talent to the city while also providing a stage for emerging artists. With a great atmosphere, wonderful staff, and a real commitment and passion to music and comedy, it’s one of the best places to see the best national and international acts around.

Róisín Dubh has long been the home of comedy in Galway. Many great acts including Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus & Rich Hall, list it as being one of their top 10 venues in the world.

For over 12 years, Strange Brew has been running on Thursday nights. One of Ireland’s longest running club nights, it has been instrumental in providing a stage to the more alternative spectrum of artists that would not have a platform to play otherwise in a town where most venues prefer to take an easier, blander approach to live music. Many of the most successful alternative acts in Ireland today, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers, Le Galaxie, Delorentos, Jape & And So I Watch You From Afar, all started out playing free shows at Strange Brew in Roisin Dubh on Thursday.

Roisin Dubh is one of the most Popular Late Bar in Town – for good reason.

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Hyde Bar and Gin Parlour
Restaurant/Drinks Parlour

An ultimate dining experience like no other!

is an exciting addition to the Galway social scene. After conducting extensive research we have created a venue unlike any other in the city. Hyde is elegant stylish and refined, just like the customers we are here to serve. Outstanding service is our core value.

The best form of marketing is word of mouth and we intend to deliver a product that speaks for itself, from a genuinely and heartfelt welcome when you enter this building, right through your dining or drinking experience.

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Thomas Woodberry's Wines
Fine Wines

We are about wines with personality – wines that can be enjoyed any time with or without food.

It is important for us to stock wines that are about value for money, meeting certain prices; if that means sourcing wines direct from winemakers and producers – that’s what we do. Our range has developed over the last 10 years, additions to our range reflecting both traditional and innovative producers.

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Tigh Neachtain
Bar/Food

Stocking a large and varied selection of drinks at the bar, from little known craft beers to rare and vintage whiskey’s and scotch we are positive there is something for everyone at Tigh Neachtains. And if you're looking for something special we also stock our own home brewed beers which we hope you will love as much as we do. To learn more about our beers click here.

Here at Tigh Neachtains we are always getting involved with something, we love supporting local cultural festivals and groups. We are big advocates for arts and music and we live to celebrate the wonderful offerings from some of the best home grown talent there is! View our up-coming events here.

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An Púcán
Bar/Restaurant

We are an award winning pub and a well-known traditional music venue, just off Eyre Square, where you can find a session every day of the week. The ideal place to visit if you want that authentic traditional Irish bar.

Well known for its excellent food and selection of drinks, An Púcán boasts it’s own whiskey a collaboration with Teeling Whiskeys amongst its selection of over 210 whiskeys and its very own Gin, called Eglinton Gin. The venue has one of the most impressive outdoor areas of any bar in the country, known locally as The Garden, this area has quickly become the place to be seen in Galway.

A late night venue at the weekend with great live bands, it’s one of the most popular places to watch sport with ten tv’s including two large screens it’s the place to follow your favourite team.

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Caribou
Bar/Restaurant

This trendy craft beer bar is one of the best places to get in early and hang out with your mates. There’s a trunk full of board games to break out across the tables, and the massive craft beer selection on tap is always changing, featuring breweries from across the world.

They've got a bar food/nibbles menu which which pairs perfectly with a cold pint of craft beer! They also have your pub standards like Heineken, and spirits.

For a seriously cool and friendly pub with an upbeat, youthful vibe, Caribou should be your go-to.

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Gaslight Bar & Brasserie
Restaurant

Boasting an unrivalled location overlooking Eyre Square, the fabulous Gaslight Bar & Brasserie at Hotel Meyrick offers the perfect solution for Lunch, Dinner or light bites before or after screenings. Visit their website.

With its vibrant atmosphere; cool, comfortable vibe; abundance of natural light and views out over Eyre Square to watch the world go by, it’s your perfect base for this year’s Film Fleadh

Enjoy honest, delicious food options, paired with an expertly chosen wine list and an innovative cocktail menu.

Enjoy Lunch options from €7.95 for our Daily Soup & Sandwich Special, or 2 course Evening Meal from €23.00 per person. Or indulge yourself and enjoy our limited edition Cocktail Afternoon tea :€25.00 per person. Available from 1p.m. - 6p.m. daily.

The Gaslight opens daily from 10.30am till late. Contact 091 564041 to book.

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Brasserie on the Corner
Restaurant

Located on the corner of Eglinton & Mary Street offers the very best in upscale casual dining with dishes that are expertly prepared and presented simply in a buzzing, yet relaxed atmosphere. Serving the best sea-food dishes created from the freshest fish, top quality locally-sourced steaks, vegetarian dishes crafted from the finest local seasonal produce, every taste tells a story at Brasserie on the Corner. Menus have been carefully created by award winning head chef, Joe Flaherty using the best quality ingredients from local producers such as Renvyle Mussels, Gannet’s Fishmongers & McGeough’s Butchers. This is food with a sense of place from Galway’s great natural larder.

The restaurant also offers an extensive drinks menus with over 40 wines from boutique vineyards around the world, mouth watering cocktails and whiskies.

Brasserie on the Corner opens daily from 11am until 10pm

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McGinn's Hop House
Bar/Pizza/Restaurant

We’ve put a lot of love and effort into creating McGinn’s and we really hope you get to enjoy the fruits of our hard work. The reclaimed interior and our wood fired pizza oven took a lot of graft but it has all paid off.

We had a blast on opening night and every night since… come and see something just a little bit different right in the heart of Galway city. We think you’ll love it!

Great Drinks
We’ve got whiskeys, gins, craft beers and more. We have 19 draught taps to quench that mighty thirst of yours. We are loving McGinn’s cocktails too so get on down and try some for yourself.

Great Food
McGinn’s is most proud of its Wood Fired Pizzas. But don’t be fooled – we got a lot more than that. We have Granny McGinn’s famous brekkie every morning as well as tasty lunches and wood fired snacks all day.

Great Atmosphere
We have a really cool reclaimed interior with furnishings from just about every corner of the globe. We’ve got the pizzas, the beers, the cocktails, the sports and more… all we need now is you!

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Corrib Tea Rooms & Guesthouse
Restaurant/Accommodation

Fresh, locally inspired daily menus bursting with flavour served in a beautiful setting overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir

Step back in time and join us in Corrib House Tearooms for breakfast, lunch, teas and coffee. The beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse is the perfect place to unwind and relax overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir . Corrib House opened its doors to the public in October 2011 and has steadily become a favorite hangout of both locals and tourists alike.

The emphasis here is on fresh, simple and local dishes at reasonable prices. The daily changing menu reflects this with everything made in house each morning. Corrib House serve a selection of breakfast options from 9.30-12am and lunch is available from 12:15 to 3 with an ever changing selection of delicious cakes and treats laid out on our front counter until 5pm daily, such as sponge cake with fresh cream and jam, carrot cake with a lime mascapone icing, caramelized almond squares, gluten free brownies to name just a few.

We are passionate about our coffee and are the only cafe in Galway to carry the distinctive Fixx coffee blend. All beans are ethically sourced from coffee farms dedicated to natural methods of cultivation and quality. All waiting staff undergo professional barista training.

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Gemelle's
Restaurant

Gemelle’s is a cosy family run restaurant in the heart of the Latin Quarter of Ireland’s favourite city, Galway.

Paulie Donnellan, the owner and head chef of Gemelle’s is a local Galway businessman who opened his first restaurant in Middle Street. To celebrate the birth of his twin daughters Paulie moved to Quay Street in 1998 and renamed the restaurant Gemelle’s – Italian for twins. With his son Dylan and the twins, Amie and Sarah, Paulie has ensured that the restaurant stays run by the family, bringing a personal touch to everything done in the restaurant.

Born and reared in Galway, Paulie has seen many changes in the city, however, community spirit has always loomed large in his business ethics. Paulie has vowed to support small local businesses in the food and drink industry.

He sources his product from Galway based suppliers as well as small family run businesses from all over the country. Having been recently refurbished the restaurant brings a mix of old and new school to the table. With an extensive ‘Wine on Tap Menu’ and a range of craft beers Gemelle’s caters for everyone.

Gemelle’s never fails to disappoint on value, every night of the week, making sure that enjoyment is at a maximum.

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Handsome Burger
Restaurant

The Handsome lads have had Galway drooling for burgers from the moment they stepped out on the market scene, and now they’re here to stay.

They started with just a grille and a marquee, and now they’ve graduated to a proper kitchen with a big burger-hungry following. Find them at their recently opened restaurant on Dominick Street.

Their menu is small, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time deciding. The original Handsome special steals hearts with sticky fried onions, special sauce, homemade pickles and a juicy local beef patty, perfectly paired with homemade potato salad or chips fried in beef drippings. And their veggie Bhaji Burger is popular with vegetarians and burger-lovers alike for its Indian-style goodness. That’s only a taste!
Properly sound, locally sourced and always delicious.

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30th Galway Film Fleadh Programme, July 2018

Programme of screenings and events
View PDF of full programmeDay by day schedule PDF

By strand & category

Animation Afternoon

Animation Afternoon

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

First Features Panel

First Features Panel

Cold War

Cold War

Career Trajectories Panel

Writer/Directors Panel

Writer/Directors Panel

Film Quiz

Film Quiz

30 years of the Galway Film Fleadh

30 years of the Galway Film Fleadh

Opening Film: The Belly Of The Whale

Opening Film: The Belly Of The Whale

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Shorts from Europe Film Festival

Shorts from Europe Film Festival

Irish Talent: Way Out West

Irish Talent: Way Out West

The Green Lie

The Green Lie

Battle Of Soho

Battle Of Soho

Men Don’t Cry

Men Don’t Cry

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Wed

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Wed

Keepers of the Flame

Keepers of the Flame

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Mahin’s Issue,  Maliheh’s Problem

Mahin’s Issue, Maliheh’s Problem

Complicit

Complicit

In The Aisles

In The Aisles

Unquiet Graves

Unquiet Graves

Retablo

Retablo

Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

The Camino Voyage

The Camino Voyage

Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth

Sooner or Later

Sooner or Later

Rust

Rust

Lomax in Éirinn

Lomax in Éirinn

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

The Science of Ghosts

The Science of Ghosts

A Year in Burgundy

A Year in Burgundy

Wild Nights with Emily

Wild Nights with Emily

Possum

Possum

Tourists

Tourists

The Heiresses

The Heiresses

The Devil’s Doorway

The Devil’s Doorway

Irish Talent: New Shorts One

Irish Talent: New Shorts One

Irish Talent: New Shorts Two, Documentaries

Irish Talent: New Shorts Two, Documentaries

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

Cold November

Cold November

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

The Carnivore’s Dilemma

The Carnivore’s Dilemma

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Thur)

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Thur)

The Image You Missed

The Image You Missed

Good Favour

Good Favour

Hear My Voice

Hear My Voice

Soufra

Soufra

The Life After

The Life After

Obey

Obey

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Short Film Panel

Short Film Panel

World Shorts: Programme One

World Shorts: Programme One

IFI Local Films for Local People

IFI Local Films for Local People

Lucid

Lucid

Behold My Heart

Behold My Heart

The Curious Works  of Roger Doyle

The Curious Works of Roger Doyle

We Ourselves

We Ourselves

American Animals

American Animals

Under  The Tree

Under The Tree

Satan & Adam

Satan & Adam

Searching

Searching

Holiday

Holiday

All Square

All Square

We

We

Tranny Fag

Tranny Fag

Irish Talent: New Shorts Three

Irish Talent: New Shorts Three

Of Love and Law

Of Love and Law

Poisoning Paradise

Poisoning Paradise

Old Boys

Old Boys

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Fri

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Fri

The Pigeon

The Pigeon

One Million American Dreams

One Million American Dreams

Styx

Styx

Irish Talent: New Shorts Four

Irish Talent: New Shorts Four

Shelter Me

RBG

RBG

Funny Cow

Funny Cow

Around Here

Around Here

World Shorts: Programme Two

World Shorts: Programme Two

For Vagina’s Sake

For Vagina’s Sake

Madeline’s Madeline

Madeline’s Madeline

A Deal With the Universe

A Deal With the Universe

I, Dolours

I, Dolours

Gutland

Gutland

Cellar Door

Cellar Door

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus

Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988

Irish Talent: New Shorts Five

Irish Talent: New Shorts Five

Irish Talent: New Shorts Six (Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premieres)

Irish Talent: New Shorts Six (Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premieres)

Shaping Film Production in Ireland – the next 10 years

Shaping Film Production in Ireland – the next 10 years

Tongue Cutters

Tongue Cutters

The Sounding

The Sounding

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Sat)

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Sat)

Virus Tropical

Virus Tropical

Damsel

Damsel

Accelerating Gender Equality:

Accelerating Gender Equality:

Five Red Roses –  one for every  syllable of  your name

Five Red Roses – one for every syllable of your name

This Weekend Will Change Your Life

This Weekend Will Change Your Life

World Shorts: Programme Three

World Shorts: Programme Three

Northern Wind

Northern Wind

The Gospel According to André

The Gospel According to André

Meet the Festivals Panel

Meet the Festivals Panel

Killing God

Killing God

A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot

A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot

Metal Heart

Metal Heart

Don’t Go

Don’t Go

Daha

Daha

Standing Up

Standing Up

Cola De Mono

Cola De Mono

Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

Irish Talent: New Shorts Seven, Animation

Irish Talent: New Shorts Seven, Animation

Irish Talent: New Shorts Eight, Documentaries

Irish Talent: New Shorts Eight, Documentaries

The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Birthmarked

Birthmarked

The Man with the Hat

The Man with the Hat

Short Film Retrospective : Animation

Short Film Retrospective : Animation

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

Miracle

Miracle

Postcards from the 48%

Postcards from the 48%

The Reports on Sarah & Saleem

The Reports on Sarah & Saleem

Co-Creators: The Rat Queens Story

Co-Creators: The Rat Queens Story

Syria – The Impossible Revolution

Syria – The Impossible Revolution

The Dig

The Dig

One Minute Film Festival

One Minute Film Festival

Disobedience

Disobedience

We Blew It

We Blew It

The Go-Betweens: Right Here

The Go-Betweens: Right Here

Blue My Mind

Blue My Mind

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)

Don’t Leave Home

Don’t Leave Home

Luz

Luz

The Ranger

The Ranger

Steel Country

Steel Country

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Closing Film: Black 47

Closing Film: Black 47

The Comeback

The Comeback

Town of Strangers

Town of Strangers

When All Is Ruin Once Again

When All Is Ruin Once Again

Katie

Katie

Don’t Go

Don’t Go

By day

Animation Afternoon

Animation Afternoon

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

Cold War

Cold War

Film Quiz

Film Quiz

Opening Film: The Belly Of The Whale

Opening Film: The Belly Of The Whale

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Shorts from Europe Film Festival

Shorts from Europe Film Festival

Irish Talent: Way Out West

Irish Talent: Way Out West

The Green Lie

The Green Lie

Battle Of Soho

Battle Of Soho

Men Don’t Cry

Men Don’t Cry

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Wed

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Wed

Keepers of the Flame

Keepers of the Flame

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Mahin’s Issue,  Maliheh’s Problem

Mahin’s Issue, Maliheh’s Problem

Complicit

Complicit

In The Aisles

In The Aisles

Unquiet Graves

Unquiet Graves

Retablo

Retablo

Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

The Camino Voyage

The Camino Voyage

Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth

Sooner or Later

Sooner or Later

Rust

Rust

Lomax in Éirinn

Lomax in Éirinn

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

The Science of Ghosts

The Science of Ghosts

A Year in Burgundy

A Year in Burgundy

Wild Nights with Emily

Wild Nights with Emily

Possum

Possum

Tourists

Tourists

The Heiresses

The Heiresses

The Devil’s Doorway

The Devil’s Doorway

Irish Talent: New Shorts One

Irish Talent: New Shorts One

Irish Talent: New Shorts Two, Documentaries

Irish Talent: New Shorts Two, Documentaries

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

Cold November

Cold November

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

The Carnivore’s Dilemma

The Carnivore’s Dilemma

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Thur)

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Thur)

The Image You Missed

The Image You Missed

Good Favour

Good Favour

Hear My Voice

Hear My Voice

Soufra

Soufra

The Life After

The Life After

Obey

Obey

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Short Film Panel

Short Film Panel

World Shorts: Programme One

World Shorts: Programme One

IFI Local Films for Local People

IFI Local Films for Local People

Lucid

Lucid

Behold My Heart

Behold My Heart

The Curious Works  of Roger Doyle

The Curious Works of Roger Doyle

We Ourselves

We Ourselves

American Animals

American Animals

Under  The Tree

Under The Tree

Satan & Adam

Satan & Adam

Searching

Searching

Holiday

Holiday

All Square

All Square

We

We

Tranny Fag

Tranny Fag

Irish Talent: New Shorts Three

Irish Talent: New Shorts Three

Of Love and Law

Of Love and Law

Poisoning Paradise

Poisoning Paradise

Old Boys

Old Boys

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Fri

Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Fri

The Pigeon

The Pigeon

One Million American Dreams

One Million American Dreams

Styx

Styx

Irish Talent: New Shorts Four

Irish Talent: New Shorts Four

Shelter Me

RBG

RBG

Funny Cow

Funny Cow

Around Here

Around Here

World Shorts: Programme Two

World Shorts: Programme Two

For Vagina’s Sake

For Vagina’s Sake

Madeline’s Madeline

Madeline’s Madeline

A Deal With the Universe

A Deal With the Universe

I, Dolours

I, Dolours

Gutland

Gutland

Cellar Door

Cellar Door

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus

Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988

Irish Talent: New Shorts Five

Irish Talent: New Shorts Five

Irish Talent: New Shorts Six (Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premieres)

Irish Talent: New Shorts Six (Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premieres)

Shaping Film Production in Ireland – the next 10 years

Shaping Film Production in Ireland – the next 10 years

Tongue Cutters

Tongue Cutters

The Sounding

The Sounding

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Sat)

Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two (Sat)

Virus Tropical

Virus Tropical

Damsel

Damsel

Five Red Roses –  one for every  syllable of  your name

Five Red Roses – one for every syllable of your name

This Weekend Will Change Your Life

This Weekend Will Change Your Life

World Shorts: Programme Three

World Shorts: Programme Three

Northern Wind

Northern Wind

The Gospel According to André

The Gospel According to André

Meet the Festivals Panel

Meet the Festivals Panel

Killing God

Killing God

A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot

A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot

Metal Heart

Metal Heart

Don’t Go

Don’t Go

Daha

Daha

Standing Up

Standing Up

Cola De Mono

Cola De Mono

Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

Irish Talent: New Shorts Seven, Animation

Irish Talent: New Shorts Seven, Animation

Irish Talent: New Shorts Eight, Documentaries

Irish Talent: New Shorts Eight, Documentaries

The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Birthmarked

Birthmarked

The Man with the Hat

The Man with the Hat

Short Film Retrospective : Animation

Short Film Retrospective : Animation

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

Miracle

Miracle

Postcards from the 48%

Postcards from the 48%

The Reports on Sarah & Saleem

The Reports on Sarah & Saleem

Co-Creators: The Rat Queens Story

Co-Creators: The Rat Queens Story

Syria – The Impossible Revolution

Syria – The Impossible Revolution

The Dig

The Dig

Disobedience

Disobedience

We Blew It

We Blew It

2018 GFF Awards

2018 GFF Awards

The Go-Betweens: Right Here

The Go-Betweens: Right Here

Blue My Mind

Blue My Mind

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)

Don’t Leave Home

Don’t Leave Home

Luz

Luz

The Ranger

The Ranger

Steel Country

Steel Country

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Closing Film: Black 47

Closing Film: Black 47

The Comeback

The Comeback

Town of Strangers

Town of Strangers

When All Is Ruin Once Again

When All Is Ruin Once Again

Katie

Katie

Don’t Go

Don’t Go

Animation

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
Brexit has thrown not just the socio-political, but also the cinematic landscape into uncertainty. In a cross section of new British cinema, including comedy, horror and everything in between, we take a look at some of the best new films and cinematic voices from across the Irish Sea.
Fleadh Families

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!

Fleadh Funnies
From the ridiculous to the sublime, the darkly comic to a fly-on-the-wall doc about comedians. It’s cinema with a smile.
Framing Borders
North and South. Hard or Soft. Build the Wall. Tear it down. Borders run through the complexity of human existence – they frame the beginning of the protagonist’s story and the obstacles they must overcome. They can provide the clarity and love of a collective consciousness, or the suffering of oppression and mass migration. These films will bring you on a journey that traverses borders and human perspectives.
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.

Mixtape
Our ever popular programme of music films returns, taking you backstage with The Velvet Underground, The Slits, The Go-Betweens, Satan & Adam, songwriter Adrian Crowley and composer Roger Doyle.
Northern Exposure
On the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, we received a record number of documentary submissions from Northern Ireland, offering insights, contexts, unresolved mysteries and shocking truths from victims of sectarian violence. Truths that could only be offered with the confidence of a holding peace and time removed from The Troubles.
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.

#Resist
The struggle is real! In frequently entertaining ways, these films seek to illuminate the many ways in which our vigilance and understanding of the forces shaping our world are more crucial than ever.
New Irish Cinema

25 features films. !6 World Premiers. 10 Directorial Debuts.

Shorts

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!