We’ve launched our programme!

Thank you for joining us for our first live online event of 2020! You can watch it back here. We’re very excited for many more to come. The Galway Film Fleadh now in our 32nd year is taking place entirely online from Tuesday July 7th – Sunday July 12th.

Tuesday July 7th we will present this year’s Opening Night film, The 8th, a documentary telling how Ireland overturned one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, and in doing so enabled the emergence of a more liberal Irish society. From directors Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy and Maeve O’ Boyle, the 8th focuses on some key pro-choice campaigners as they battled for the hearts and minds of the Irish people in the run-up to the 2018 referendum. Click here to explore our full programme of films.
Despite the remote viewing and lack of mass-gatherings, we will continue to provide plenty of avenues for all those who want to ‘talk shop.’ Q+A’s will be live-streamed, with audience questions taken from social media. Panel discussions will be hosted as webinars. And live-streamed In Conversation events with celebrated filmmaking talents will all feature, with the full roster set to be revealed between now, and the festival’s Opening Night on Tuesday, July 7th.

Galway Film Fleadh Programme Director Will Fitzgerald said:

“I hope everyone is as pleasantly surprised as I was at the breadth and diversity, and opportunities for discovery, we managed to pack into this digital programme. I’m grateful to all of the filmmakers who have taken this leap with us, and who are on this journey with us now. We’re bringing the Fleadh to the masses, for a change. I’m looking forward to making each of their films part of a national conversation from July 7th to 12th.”

Films have been scheduled in the traditional fashion, with new films ‘premiering’ at designated times during each day of the festival. All selected films are available to rent from our website, and viewed across multiple devices. You can watch the Fleadh films on your television via video-casting or through an HDMI connection to a portable device. Tickets are incentively priced from as low as €5. There are only a limited number of tickets available for each film.

“This will be the most accessible the Film Fleadh has ever been before. But crucially, there are only as any tickets available as there are seats in the Town Hall Theatre. So for audience members who are reading this – book early, and book often!”

Tickets are on sale now online.galwayfilmfleadh.com

The Galway Film Fleadh is funded by The Arts Council, Galway 2020, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Creative Europe, TG4, Failte Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Galway City Council.

Principal funder