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29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017


Short film submissions are now open for the 30th Galway Film Fleadh. As the Film Fleadh looks to the future on its milestone 30th year, we are breaking with tradition and inviting international short filmmakers to submit their films. The Film Fleadh’s advocacy for...

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New Film Fleadh Programmer Appointed

We are pleased to announce that William Fitzgerald has been appointed as the new festival programmer. He takes over from Gar O’Brien who has stepped down after seven years in the role. Fitzgerald will be responsible for curating the Film Fleadh’s annual line-up of...

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Who Likes Short Shorts? (Yeah, we make this joke every year).

Our short film coordinator is on the ground at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the world’s premiere cinema event dedicated to short films, Two shorts which premiered at the 2017 Galway Film Fleadh are competing at the festival. Rory Byrne’s An...

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Feature Film Submissions Open for 2018 Film Fleadh

Feature film submissions are now open for the 30th Galway Film Fleadh, taking place between 10th – 15th July, 2018. The Galway Film Fleadh awards feature films selected for competition in the following categories: Best Irish Debut Film Best International Debut Film...

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29th Galway Film Fleadh award winners

Short Film Awards A qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, recipients of the James Horgan Award for Best Animation and Tiernan MacBride Award for Best Short Drama will qualify for Oscar nomination.   Best First Short Animation An Béal Bocht, director Tom Collins...

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Cancellation of ‘Tiger Girl’ screening

Due to unforeseen technical circumstances beyond our control, the 9.15p.m. screening of Tiger Girl, due to take place in the Cinemobile this evening, has been cancelled. Refunds are available from the Town Hall Theatre box office. Sincere apologies for any...

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Rescheduled screening of ‘Mad To Be Normal’

Due to unforeseen technical circumstances, the 7.15p.m. screening of Mad To Be Normal will no longer be taking place in the Cinemobile. The screening will now be taking place in the Radisson BLU Hotel (see our Venues page for directions) at 8.00p.m. All purchased...

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Masterclasses application deadlines extended

The deadline to apply for 3 of our 4 masterclasses has been extended. Screenwriting Masterclass with Richard Kelly: Open until 1p.m. Wednesday July 12th Director's Masterclass with Amir Bar-Lev: Open until 1p.m. Thursday July 13th Actor's Masterclass with Michael...

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Announcing our short film programme highlights

This year we are proud to present a total of fourteen short film programmes in our ever growing and increasingly diverse line-up, featuring a rise in short film co-productions from around the globe including the United Kingdom, Mexico, Norway, Lebanon and the United...

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