Ireland’s leading international film festival which welcomes a diversity of film-making from around the world to Galway each July. The Fleadh is above all a film lover’s festival.
The Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July which welcomes a diverse range of film-making 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.
Now in its 26th 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. The Fleadh’s diverse audience is made up of the general cinema going public, film buffs, student filmmakers, industry professionals and invited guests.
Guests from the past have included: Saoirse Ronan, Zachary Quinto, Isabelle Huppert, Martin Sheen, Brendan Gleeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Fassbender, Christopher Hampton, Ted Hope, Redmond Morris, Jon Jost, Peter O’Toole, Jessica Lange, Bill Pullman, Alex Gibney, Jeremy Irons, Volker Schloendorff, Kathy Bates, Robert Towne, John Lynch, Luis Mandoki, Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson, Matt Dillon, Stephen Frears, and Maureen O’Hara to name but a few.
In addition to its celebrated programme of the best in Irish and world cinema the Fleadh also presents master classes, public interviews, debates, workshops and seminars alongside other industry events which take place as part of the Galway Film Fair.