30th Galway Film Fleadh Programme, July 2018

Programme of screenings and events
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In Conversation with Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe

In Conversation with Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe

Animation Afternoon

Animation Afternoon

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

2018 pitching competition final

2018 pitching competition final

First Features Panel

First Features Panel

Cold War

Cold War

Career Trajectories Panel

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

Irish Film Institute International: Programming Irish Film Worldwide

Irish Film Institute International: Programming Irish Film Worldwide

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

Fleadh Forum 2018

Fleadh Forum 2018

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

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

The Game Of Thrones Effect

The Game Of Thrones Effect

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

By day

Animation Afternoon

Animation Afternoon

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

Brunchimation! Women in Animation & Animation Ireland Brunch

2018 pitching competition final

2018 pitching competition final

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

Irish Film Institute International: Programming Irish Film Worldwide

Irish Film Institute International: Programming Irish Film Worldwide

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

Fleadh Forum 2018

Fleadh Forum 2018

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

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

The Game Of Thrones Effect

The Game Of Thrones Effect

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

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!