The Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland's leading film festival, is a six-day international event, held every July and welcomes a diversity of films from around the world.
The Fleadh will present a programme of over 70 Irish and international features, coupled with a diverse range of events including masterclasses, seminars, Outreach events, debates, public interviews, and the Galway Film Fair - a specialist market providing an unique interface for filmmakers and financiers.
The 2017 event has announced a range of new Irish films that will premiere at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh including Brendan Muldowney’s Pilgrimage, Stephen Burke’s Maze, Pat Collins’ Song of Granite, and Maurice Fitzpatrick’s Name Of Peace: John Hume In America.
The Fleadh is very much a filmmaker's festival and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds, who present their work before their peers. Celebrating it's 29th birthday in 2017, the central goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains unchanged to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment and share a common experience, the wonder of cinema. The Fleadh's diverse audience is made up of the general cinema-going public, film buff's, student film makers, industry professionals and invited guests. Events and screenings take place at Town Hall Theatre, Galway Omniplex and Eyre Square, Galway.
Festival guests have included Marttin Sheen, Amanda Plummer, Brendan Gleeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Fassbender, Peter O’Toole, Jessica Lange, Bill Pullman, Jeremy Irons, Kathy Bates, Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, Matt Dillon, Stephen Frears, Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Minghella, Rutger Hauer, Arthur Penn, Gabriel Byrne, Donal McCann, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Winterbottom, Woody Harrelson, Sir Richard Attenborough, Michael Moore, Oliver Reed, Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan to name but a few.