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

22nd Galway Film Fair 12th – 15th July 2018

The Fleadh Forum - Let's Talk Movies

Thursday July 13th / Radisson BLU Hotel, Veranda Bar / 2pm – 5.30pm
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Let’s Talk Movies

The Fleadh Forum is a platform to explore and share ideas about what is happening in the film industry. It is a chance for filmmakers to come together and exchange news and views.

The Fleadh Forum brings together three key Creative Europe Programmes: ACE, EAVE and Screen Leaders. The forum is supported by the Galway Film Fleadh, Screen Training Ireland and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB).

Places for this event will be strictly limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. RSVP by Monday July 10th to niamh.oreilly@irishfilmboard.ie.

2.00pm – 2.45pm

PILGRIMAGE – A Film Finance Case Study

in association with Screen Leaders and EAVE

A case study of the film finance structure of Brendan Muldowney’s epic — Pilgrimage. Handled by XYZ Films, this Irish Belgian co-production, which shot on location in Ireland, featured a strong line-up of Irish creative talent and was financed by the IFB, BAI, Wallimage and XYZ Films.


  • Conor Barry & John Keville (Savage Productions)
  • Benoit Roland (Wrongmen Films)
  • Todd Brown (XYZ Films)
  • Chaired by Lesley McKimm (IFB)

2.45pm – 3.25pm


Grierson-nominated Director, multi-award winning Film Editor, Emer was recently honoured by SDGI as winner of the Finders Series 2017. Having scooped three awards including the Audience Award at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, her feature documentary The Farthest had its International Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has visited Mountain lm Telluride, Sydney, AFI Docs, Edinburgh and more, and is set for release in Irish cinemas on 28 July 2017. Her editing feature credits include Patrick’s Day, My Name is Emily, Unless and the ground breaking series Shameless.

Her documentary editing work includes One Million Dubliners, Broken Tail and the multi-award winning The Secret Life of the Shannon. Here Was Cuba, her documentary co-directorial debut — with John Murray — was screened at festivals worldwide and was nominated for a Grierson Award 2014.

Hosted by Esther McCarthy (Screen Daily)

3.55pm – 4.35pm

MICHAEL INSIDE – A Case Study on Low-Budget Filmmaking

Low-budget is no barrier to big ambition. Premiering at the Galway Film Fleadh, Michael Inside is a strong example of low-budget filmmaking on a far reaching social issue from Writer/ Director Frank Berry. This discussion will delve into the area of independent filmmaking looking at the creative approach taken by the filmmakers and discussing how to maximise limited resources to the best effect.


  • Frank Berry (Writer/ Director)
  • Aoife O’Sullivan (Producer)
  • Chaired by Patrick O’Neill (Wildcard Distribution)

4.40pm – 5.25pm

BREAKING WINDOWS – What Digital is Doing to Producers’ Rights

in association with ACE

The disruption of orderly sequences of film distribution is one of the most significant phenomena of the digital age. Day-and-date releasing theatrically and online, video- on-demand going head-to- head with pay-TV, pre-releasing online for free – what does

all the experimentation add up to? The new majors are online platform giants, yet for the majority of lms the value of digital rights is far from compensating for the decline in revenues from traditional home entertainment. What practical steps can producers take to understand and manage the new rights in their work, and derive value from them?


  • Eamonn Bowles (Magnolia Pictures, US)
  • Andy Mayson (Altitude, UK)
  • Karen O’Malley (Element Pictures, IE)
  • Chaired by Simon Perry (ACE Producers, NL)

Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann
Screen Training Ireland
Screen Leaders
Creative Europe Media
European Audio Visual Entrepreuners
Ateliers du Cinéma Européen