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

S01E03: Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe (Element Pictures)

Producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures (Room, The Favourite) trace a time-line from being college buds to superstars of the arthouse cinema world. They discuss the serendipity of relationships, and the leaps of faith when the chips were down, that...

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S01E02: Isabella Eklöf

Will talks to writer/director Isabella Eklöf about her Sundance debut, Holiday (2018) and writing the Cannes award winner, Border (2018). They also discuss studying film in Sweden and in Denmark, the reaction to the sexual violence in her film and working with...

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S01E01: Bart Layton

In the first of a new series of official Galway Film Fleadh podcasts, GFF programme director Will Fitzgerald chats with the American Animals director about moving from reality TV to blurring the lines of reality in his films, the advantages of cinema over television,...

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2018 Galway Film Fleadh Award Winners

On Sunday July 15, 2018 the 30th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close after another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions., the annual awards ceremony took place before the screening of the closing film Black...

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2018 Pitching Competition Finalists Announced

In association with 101 Films International (one of the UK’s leading entertainment labels) is delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Pitching Competition Final which takes place on Sunday 15th July 12 noon in the Galmont Hotel Don’t Forget Your Dress...

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What the Fleadh?!

The Galway Film Fleadh has, in recent years, showcased independent genre films such as Grabbers, The Canal, A Dark Song, The Survivalist and Bad Day for the Cut among others. In 2018, as Galway celebrates the 30th Film Fleadh, the festival has announced a new,...

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The Belly of the Whale to open 2018 Film Fleadh

Our opening film on Tuesday, 10th July is The Belly of the Whale. The first feature film from director Morgan Bushe, the cast includes Michael Smiley (A Field in England), Pat Shortt (Garage), Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls), Art Parkinson (I Kill Giants) and Peter...

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GALWAY ON FILM Programme Announced

Black ‘47, Lance Daly's famine-set thriller will close the 30th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh on July 15th. The unique western-tinged revenge film screens as part of the festival’s ‘Galway on Film’ programme, a rich selection of films that feature Galway and...

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Volunteers Sought for 30th Galway Film Fleadh – apply now!

We are now accepting volunteer applications for this year’s festival.    Volunteering at the Galway Film Fleadh offers an exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with the running of an annual film festival, become a part of the Film Fleadh team and gain a...

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