23rd Galway Film Fair Wednesday 10th - Sunday 14th July 2019

2019 Pitching Competition Finalists Announced

In association with 101 Films International (one of the UK’s leading entertainment labels) is delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Pitching Competition Final which takes place on Sunday 14th July at 12 noon in the Galmont Hotel. Hellfire Mark Dollard...

€3000 Prize for Best Marketplace Project

The Galway Film Fair, in association with Bankside Films, are excited to announce a €3,000 cash award for the best project at this year’s Marketplace. The Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair (11th - 14th July 2019) takes place during the Galway Film Fleadh (Festival)...

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.

Masterclasses

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?

Events

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

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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