29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
This year’s public discussion with international directors focuses on documentary filmmaking.
The discussion is open to the public and seating is on a first come-first served basis, though tickets can be booked free of charge, via the above link, to reserve your place.
Our panelists include:
Amir Bar-Lev is a New York based film director and Galway Film Fleadh veteran. His directorial debut, Fighter, was released theatrically in 2001 and won six international awards, including Galway FF’s Best Documentary.
Bar-Lev has taught documentary at NYU, produced and executive produced shows for the Sundance Channel, VH1, MTV, Spike!, and The Weather Channel, as well as directed numerous award-winning short films.
His definitive Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, 14 years in the making, plays in Monroe’s Live on Friday the 14th of July at 6pm.
Johanna St. Michaels
Educated as an actress and photographer, St. Michaels studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and the School of Visual Art in New York City and has a master’s degree in fine art photography from the University of Gothenburg. St. Michaels’ first documentary Best Wishes
Bernhard was awarded the Swedish national film award “Dokumentärfilmspremien” in 2003. St. Michaels was granted the Gothenburg culture prize in 2011 for her art film The Island Amid The Worlds. Her latest feature, Inertia Variations, plays in the Cinemobile on Thursday 13th July at 10:15pm.
Stephen Apkon (Director and Producer) is a filmmaker and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. Opened in 2001, the JBFC has become one of the premier film institutions in the United States, with a Board of Directors that includes Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme among others. Disturbing the Peace is his directorial debut, and plays in the Town Hall Studio on Saturday at 4:30pm.