Thurs 13 July | 10:00 | 98’ | Town Hall Theatre

This year, the Galway Film Fleadh has the pleasure to present two programmes of Irish short documentaries. This first compilation includes works from established and emerging directors, highlighting the best talent from across the Island of Ireland. 
*Please note, this programme touches on the topic of suicide and violence 

The Buildings

Featuring personal stories from the filmmaker’s father and uncle, who worked on building sites in England in the 1960s and ‘70s. Made as part of the Make Film History project.

Director/Writer/Producer: Kathy Raftery

Movers and Shapers

Surfers love the ocean. This documentary meets the Irish surfers and shapers using everything from wine corks to wood as they try to find innovative ways to make their surfboards more sustainable.

Directors: Ciara Kelleher, Alanna MacNamee
Writers: Ciara Kelleher, Alanna MacNamee
Producers: Ciara Kelleher, Alanna MacNamee, Rob Gill

The Coco Show

Craig Coakley, a Muay Thai fighter from Dublin’s inner City Centre flats, has battled through both triumph and adversity. Now, he’s been given the chance to fight for a life-changing six-figure contract with the world’s biggest sports company, ONE Championship.

Director/Writer/Producer: Jeff Doyle

Shakes Versus Shav

In his final work – a puppet play – Irish literary heavyweight George Bernard Shaw slugs it out with Shakespeare to decide who is the greatest writer. Cheeky, funny and furiously quick-witted.

Directors: Damian Farrell, Gerry Hoban
Writer: Gerry Hoban
Producers: Damian Farrell, Elaine Gallagher, Martha Maloney


Jordan-Lee Brady-James aka HYFIN, a young Derry-Londonderry man in-between places, is told that a Northern Irish accent can’t rap.

Director/Writer: Seán Mullan
Producers: Michael Barwise, Seán Mullan


Knockser centres on the journey of Bohemian FC amputee squad player Donal Bligh. The short film is a reminder of the positive impact football can have and how it connects people in unexpected ways.

Director/Writer: Darragh Foy
Producers: Steve Sheehy, Colin Brady


Down The Market

A music and documentary film, with singers and third-generation traders, filmed over one day in February 2023 in the now closed Smithfield Fruit and Veg Market of Dublin.

Director/Writer: Dave Tynan
Producer: Samuel Dennigan

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