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24th Galway Film Fair Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th July 2020
When does the Film Fair take place?
The 23rd Galway Film Fair takes place from Thursday 12th to Sunday 14th of July, 2019.
Who can take part in the Galway Film Fair?
The Galway Film Fair is an industry focused cinema event. Whether your industry experience is just beginning, or decades long, there is something for everyone.
Please see the questions related to each type of event below for more information.
Where does the Film Fair take place?
How do I apply to 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. Click here for more information and to find out how to apply.
Early bird deadline Friday April 12th at 5p.m. Fee per delegate €195
Regular deadline Friday May 31st at 5p.m. Fee per delegate €250
How do I attend the Forum?
The Forum is 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.
The Forum is open to all. Attendance details will be announced closer to the event.
How do I apply to a masterclass?
Masterclasses are announced and applications made available in mid-June. Further information will be made available in this section. You can also use this link to look through our archive of past masterclasses.
How do I apply to pitch a script?
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.
Applications will be available in the coming weeks. More information is available on this page.
Do any other events run during the Film Fair?
Yes. The Film Fair runs a variety of open and invite-only events throughout its run. Events will be announced closer to the festival. More information and an archive of previous events is available at this page.
Where is the festival club?
How do I book tickets?
How do I volunteer for your events?
Volunteers are an integral part of our crew, we could not run our festival without the amazing group of people who give up their free time and become part of our family for a week (or two!).
Volunteering for our festival offers you the opportunity to be part of an exciting, cultural cinema event. You’ll have the opportunity to make new friends and gain invaluable experience and insight into the organisation and running of a major festival event. If you are someone with an active interest in Irish film and/or the film industry at large, working with us provides an insight into Irish cinema exhibition. Volunteers may be asked to work in one of several areas:
- Taking tickets/ushering
- Print transportation
- Guests registration
- Working with our Press Officer
- Media production with Film Fleadh TV
- Event facilitation
Please note that you must be over 18 to volunteer.
Applications will be available 2 months before the event. Please note that it is not possible to volunteer solely for the Film Fair, volunteers will be asked to work a variety of shifts and events, which will include the events taking place as part of the Galway Film Fleadh. More information will be available shortly.
ARDILAUN HOTEL, Taylor’s Hill, Galway
(091) 521433 www.theardilaunhotel.ie
CLAYTON HOTEL, Ballybrit, Galway
(091) 721900 www.claytonhotelgalway.ie
CLYBAUN HOTEL, Clybaun Road, Knocknacarra, Galway
(091) 588 088 | www.hotelclybaun.com
CONNEMARA COAST HOTEL, Furbo, Co. Galway
(091) 592108 www.connemaracoast.ie
THE CONNACHT HOTEL, Old Dublin Rd, Galway
+353 (0)91 381 200 www.theconnacht.ie
GALWAY BAY HOTEL, The Promenade, Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 91 520520 http://www.galwaybayhotel.com
THE OAKS HOTEL, Bishop O’Donnell Rd, Galway
(091) 589680 www.theoakshotel.ie
GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL, Bushypark, Galway
(091) 526666 firstname.lastname@example.org
FLANNERY’S HOTEL, Dublin Rd., Renmore, Galway
(091) 755111 www.flanneryshotel.net
HOTEL MEYRICK, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 564041 www.hotelmeyrick.ie
EYRE SQUARE HOTEL, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 569633 email@example.com
SPANISH ARCH HOTEL, Quay St., Galway
(091) 569600 www.spanisharchhotel.ie
IMPERIAL HOTEL, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 563033 www.imperialhotelgalway.ie
JURYS INN, Quay St., Galway
(091) 566444 www.galwayhotels.jurysinn.com
MENLO PARK HOTEL, Terryland, Galway
(091) 761122 www.menloparkhotel.com
PARK HOUSE HOTEL, Forster St, Galway
(091) 564294 www.parkhousehotel.ie
PILLO HOTEL, Headford Road, Galway
(091) 513200 www.pillohotelgalway.com
THE GALMONT HOTEL, Lough Atalia Rd, Galway
(091) 538300 www.thegalmont.com
SALTHILL HOTEL, Salthill, Galway
(091) 522711 www.salthillhotel.com
SKEFFINGTON ARMS HOTEL, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 563173 firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA HOTEL, Eyre Square, Galway
(091) 567433 email@example.com
WARDS HOTEL, Salthill, Galway
(091) 581508 www.wardshotel.com
WESTWOOD HOUSE HOTEL, Newcastle, Galway
(091) 521442 www.westwoodhousehotel.com
General questions about Galway
How do I get to Galway?
If your local airline doesn’t land in either of those airports, Dublin Airport is only a little bit further (215km/133 miles) away and connected to Galway via motorway.
Citylink and GoBus operate regular express services between Dublin and Galway, including early mornings and late night.
Bus Eireann operate services to Galway nationwide. This website includes a very useful search feature to assist in your journey schedule.
Transport for Ireland operate a nationwide route planner if you need further assistance.
Check with the national rail carrier, Irish Rail, for up to date timetable and departure information.
Trains to Galway from Dublin are frequent with a regular train service from Heuston Station to Ceannt Station, which is located in the city centre just off Eyre Square.
It is also possible to get trains from Cork and Belfast, but you will have to change. It is not possible to get a train from Shannon Airport, but you can get a bus to Limerick city and get a train from there.
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Where's good to eat?
How can I get around Galway city?
There are several taxi ranks located around the city centre, and you can very easily hail a cab.
Where's good to go have a drink?
What else can I do while I'm in the Galway/West of Ireland region?
The rich tapestry of locations featured in the Atlantic Film Trail provide a unique backdrop to the festival and guests can experience the beauty of the Western coastline first hand. This is a remarkable chance to walk the trail of films such as The Quiet Man, The Field, Into the West, Poitín, Un Taxi Mauve, Man of Aran and take in the spectacular scenery that has attracted so many filmmakers. See this link for more information.
Food & Music
In addition to the striking views along the Wild Atlantic Way, there are many gastronomic delights that await you along the trail. Food lovers can discover an abundance of artisan restaurants and sustainable food producers that reflect the Western coastline and it’s lush landscape. Alongside sumptuous food, the Wild Atlantic Way is home to a wealth of music, from traditional music sessions to Galway’s vibrant contemporary music scene, there is literally something for everyone.
Check out the main ‘How To Fleadh‘ section for a selection of some of our favourite places in Galway to eat, drink and be merry.
Taking in the colour, history and atmosphere of Galway city and following the road along the magnetic coastline the Wild Atlantic Way is a must-see attraction. For visitors to the Galway Film Fleadh, this extraordinary journey brings you to the very heart of the West of Ireland in all it’s natural beauty.
What other fun things can I do while I'm in Galway?
Galway is well-known for having all the sought-after qualities of a larger city while maintaining the virtues of a smaller country town. From quaint pubs to the numerous trendy clubs scattered throughout the city, everyone will find somewhere to chill out be it sipping a pint or boogying on the dance floor.
Traditional music sessions can be heard in establishments throughout the city. Some of the more popular venues include Tigh Coili’s, Neachtains, The Crane and An Pucan.
There is a strong arts and culture tradition which appeals to both the young and old. Galway is seen as Ireland’s centre of entertainment and even a short visit to the city is testament to that. There is a huge choice of entertainment on offer geared not only towards tourists, but also the local and strong student population.