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 Galway Film Fleadh as a limited edition, online market event. Applications are now being accepted for the online Marketplace.

The Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair 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. As well as the online marketplace, the Fleadh Forum, an annual industry conference will also take place in digital form.

Speaking about COVID-proofing this year’s Galway Film Fair, CEO Miriam Allen said, “All events including our marketplace meetings will make the transition online, rounding out our 360º festival experience, with almost all of our international delegates willing to participate remotely and keep the business opportunities of our annual event in place. Our annual Forum will provide an opportunity for the many industry leaders to elaborate on what their plans are for film development and production in a post-pandemic landscape”.

The Galway Film Fair has a number of unique selling points which include a transatlantic Bridge, privileged access to the world’s leading financiers, and showcasing new European & International cinema to leading film buyers, distributors and festival programmers from around the world.

“The Fleadh has become an important International co-production hub. That is one reason why Galway’s co-production market, the Film Fair, has become such a key networking event”

– Screen International

To participate in the Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair, applicants must have either a project in development or a completed film/documentary. Applicants should note that priority will be given to projects which have a percentage of development and/or production finance in place.

Deadline: Friday 5th June at 5p.m. Fee per delegate €75 – two delegates €100 (max 2 delegates per company).

Click here to read more or to complete the online application.

The Galway Film Fair takes place online this year as part of the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh, beginning July 7th2020.

Alongside the online marketplace, many other industry events will take place including the Fleadh Forum, an annual industry conference, Masterclasses, Panel sessions and more, all in virtual form.