24th Galway Film Fair Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th July 2020

Marketplace Applications now open

Applications are now being accepted for the online Marketplace at the 2020 Galway Film Fair, taking place during the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh In light of the ongoing Government restrictions on large gatherings, the 2020 Galway Film Fair will take place alongside the...

More 2020 announcements coming soon!

The Marketplace

Co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development and/or completed films and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers.

The Forum

A one day industry seminar, occurring annually as a key component of the Film Fair. It is a platform to explore and share ideas about what is happening in the audiovisual industry, creating an opportunity for filmmakers to come together and exchange news and views.

Pitching competition

We invite writers of all skill levels to compete in a script pitching competition for a chance to win €3000. Writers are invited to submit a 500 word synposis of their script. A shortlist of 10 writers will be chosen from the pool of entrants and invited to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges and live audience.


Each year, we host a series of masterclasses, drawn from across a variety of film industry professions. These masterclasses offer you, the audience, a chance to get up close and personal with and ask questions of successful cinema industry luminaries. Looking for acting tips? Want to find out how the director got that shot? Needing notes on how to progress that script?


Alongside our 4 main events, we also host a series of seminars, workshops and debates.

Check back for more details coming soon. 

Our Events

The Galway Film Fair

The Galway Film Fair is an international film marketplace, including many other ancillary events for industry professionals that take place during the Galway Film Fleadh. As Ireland’s only film marketplace, up to 700 meetings are scheduled at the Film Fair between film funds, financiers and distributors, and filmmakers with projects in development. Other events include an annual state-of-the-industry conference called the Fleadh Forum, a series of masterclasses in film craft, a script pitching competition and an assortment of panel discussions and other talks.

The Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh is a six day international film event in the West of Ireland. Every July, we welcome a mad diversity of filmmaking from all around the world, here to the very edge of Europe. There are no red carpets at the Galway Film Fleadh, we bring masters of the craft and everyday cinephiles together within an intimate environment to celebrate our shared passion for film.

The Junior Film Fleadh

A film festival to entertain, educate and inform young audiences aged 12 – 14 and aged 15 – 18, taking place in November of each year. 


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