30th Galway Film Fleadh commences today
The 30th Galway Film Fleadh commences today and runs until Sunday 15th July 2018 and features 107 New Films, 55 First Features, 25 New Irish Films and 21 World Premieres.
The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes a diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is very much a film lovers’ festival, and attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds.
Founded in 1989, borne out of a sense of frustration at the lack of opportunity for Irish filmmakers to exhibit their work to their peers, the first Galway Film Fleadh set about addressing this imbalance while offering the people of Galway an alternative to the mainstream fair that dominated the city’s only two cinema screens at the time. In the time since, the Irish film industry and the Galway Film Fleadh have grown in tandem with one another – including the resurrection of the Irish Film Board and the establishment of the Galway Film Fair, the UK and Ireland’s first dedicated film market.
Now in its 30th year, 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.
See Galway Film Fleadh for full programme