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

S01E08: Matthew Holness

It’s the last of our Spooktober episodes, just in time for Halloween, and Will is talking with writer/director Matthew Holness about German Expressionism, directing as an extension of writing and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Possum is Matthew’s first feature film, an...

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S01E07: Aislinn Clarke

It’s another Spooktober episode all about horror, and this week Will chats to director Aislinn Clarke about horror as a tool for unpacking human trauma, telling a Magdalene laundry story in her first feature film The Devil’s Doorway, and the current wave of elevated...

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S01E06: Michael Tully

In the first of our horror themed episodes for Spooktober, Will chats to director Michael Tully about the canon of “Don’t” movies, New York vs. Austin (vs. LA), Twin Peaks and creating from the inside out. Michael’s new film Don’t Leave Home is available on demand...

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S01E05: Career Trajectories Panel

Conn Holohan, lecturer at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, talks with set decorator of Vikings Cathy Hegarty, film and TV editor John Murphy, Oscar® nominated animator Nicky Phelan, director of A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot Sinead O’Shea, and...

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S01E04: Ross Whitaker

Will talks to director Ross Whitaker about Katie Taylor’s love of documentaries, the unfair expectations audiences place on documentary films and short filmmaking. Ross’s newest film, KATIE, a docu-portrait of champion boxer Katie Taylor is in cinemas from October...

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S01E03: Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe

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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