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30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th – 15th July 2018

S01E17: Ed Solomon

In a wide-ranging and frank discussion, screenwriter Ed Solomon talks about process, why it’s the best time to be breaking in as a screenwriter, ways to find your ‘voice’, TV as the new American cinema, his HBO show Mosaic and the new Bill & Ted movie.

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S01E16: Meet The Festivals

A roundtable discussion with festival programmers about their festivals, their jobs and their advice to filmmakers. Featuring Jacopo Chessa (Torino Short Film Market), Gregg Schwenk (Newport Beach Film Festival), Emma Boa (Edinburgh International Film Festival), Gabor...

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S01E15: Peter O’Toole

This episode is airing on the 14th December, marking five years to the day since we lost one of the greatest Irishmen who ever lived, the irreplaceable Peter O’ Toole. Peter O’ Toole visited the Film Fleadh in 2008, on the occasion of our 20th year. The following...

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2019 Feature Film Submissions Now Open

Feature film submissions are now open for the 31st Galway Film Fleadh, taking place between 9th – 14th July, 2019. The Film Fleadh is Ireland’s leading film festival, known internationally as the discovery place of New Irish Cinema, and host to the boldest new films...

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S01E13: Simon Fellows

Steel Country, a rural mystery thriller starring Andrew Scott, Brónagh Waugh and Denise Gough won the 2018 Best International Film Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. On today’s episode, the director Simon Fellows talks about transitioning from genre pictures to...

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S01E12: Brendan Byrne

Director and producer Brendan Byrne (One Million American Dreams, Bobby Sands: 66 Days) talks about the motivations behind some of his documentaries, re-framing art docs and offers production advice for documentary making. Articles: What has led to two Belfast...

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S01E11: Tom Edmunds

Tom Edmunds’ debut film Dead in A Week (Or Your Money Back) is in UK cinemas from today. In this week’s episode, Tom talks about his experiences of making your first feature, working for Anthony Minghella, and being a first-time director working with a seasoned cast....

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S01E10: Hugh O’Conor & Jordanne Jones

It's Junior Flm Fleadh week in Galway! Will is chatting to director Hugh O'Conor and actor Jordanne Jones about their new coming-of-age comedy-drama, Metal Heart. Hugh talks about bringing his many years of experience in front of the camera to the director's chair in...

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S01E09: Film Production in Ireland: The Next Ten Years

A roundtable discussion on skills training and meeting the needs of film production in Ireland. Speakers include: Tom Dowling from Troy Studios, Elaine Geraghty from Screen Producers Ireland, Macdara Kelleher from Fastnet Films, whose recent productions include the...

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