- 29 Jun 20
The festival will take place entirely online for the first time in its 32 year history.
This year's Galway Film Fleadh, taking place from July 7th to 12th, will have an exciting and diverse program of feature length films, documentaries, shorts and Q+A's – all of which are set to take place online.
The programming will feature ten world premieres, including Eoin Macken's latest feature Here Are The Young Men, an adaptation of a Rob Doyle book starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ferdia Walsh Peelo.
It will also feature a trio of new films from Japan: island-set drama After the Sunset, the documentary Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa and the latest anime from director Makoto Shinkai, Weathering With You.
Documentary programming includes the world-wide travels and unique cultural exploration of renowned American folklorist Henry Glassie, chronicled in Henry Glassie: Fieldwork from director Pat Collins. Tomorrow is Saturday explores the cultural legacy of artist Seán Hillen, as he deals with Asperger’s syndrome. Trevor Birney’s The Dakota Entrapment Tapes and Grace Sweeney’s The Sheriff will both make appearances, focussing on the issue of American law enforcement.
Galway Film Fleadh programme director William 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.”
Tickets are going for as low as €5, but festival organisers are encouraging audiences to purchase their tickets as soon as possible: "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!”
To browse the full programme or book tickets, go to the Galway Film Fleadh website.