30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th – 15th July 2018

22nd Galway Film Fair 12th – 15th July 2018

The Fleadh Forum - Let's Talk Movies

Thursday July 12th / Galmont Hotel, Veranda Bar / 1pm – 5.00pm
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Let’s Talk Movies

The Fleadh Forum is a platform to explore and share ideas about what is happening in the film industry. It is a chance for filmmakers to come together and exchange news and views.

The Fleadh Forum brings together three key Creative Europe Programmes: ACE, EAVE and Screen Leaders. The forum is supported by the Galway Film Fleadh, Screen Training Ireland and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB).

Places for this event will be strictly limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. RSVP by Monday July 10th to niamh.oreilly@irishfilmboard.ie.

1.00-1:45 pm

THERE IS NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOWBUSINESS -The Ten Commandments of the Film & TV Business with Larry Bass

In association with Screen Leaders and EAVE

Following twenty years running ShinAwil, Larry Bass shares the lessons of 20 years of learning and mistakes.

1.50 pm – 2.35pm


Healing from Galway, Eimear Noone is an award winning Irish composer and conductor, who splits her time between composing music for video games, feature films, television and commercials, and conducting classical and game music concerts. Most recently, Eimear composed and conducted for the iconic video game, World of Warcraft and its new expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Other credits include Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and many more. Eimear also composed the score for the feature film, The Donner Party (2009) starring Crispin Glover, among others. Arguably the world’s current premier conductor of video game scores (both in the studio and in the concert hall), she has worked with many of the world’s great ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Dallas Symphony, The Ryal Philharmonic, the Sydney Symhony and the National Symphony, just to name a few.

Hosted by Esther McCarthy (Screen International)

3.15pm – 4.00pm

MORE MONEY AT THE END OF THE DAY- Building A Finance Plan to Beat the Market

In association with ACE Producers

The market for feature films, once underpinned by home entertainment and television, by now facing Netflix-or-nothing prospects of online distribution which provide no meaningful alternative, currently provides a fraction of what is used to invest in the production of new, independent films. Even film projects perceived as strongly marketable rely heavily on various types of subsidy to cover their budgets, and then extract from a broken distribution system risible returns that bear no relation to either their production cost or their audience. More and more producers are reacting counter-intuitively, re-thinking the balance between market money and soft money, and re-interpreting the rationale for film finance.


  • Mark Byrne (Element Pictures, IE)
  • Sarah Dillon (WRAP Fund, IE)
  • Keith Potter (Catalyst Global Media, UK)
  • Simon Perry (ACE Producers, NL)

4.05pm – 4.50pm

BLACK 47 – A Film Financing Case Study

A case study of the film finance structure of Lance Daly’s historical epic, Black 47, the closing gala film at the GFF 2018. Handled by Altitude Films, this Irish Luxembourg co-production, which shot partly on location in Connemara, featured a strong line-up of Irish creative talent and was financed by the FE/SI, the BAI, TV3, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, U Media and Primeridian


  • Macdara Kelleher (Fastnet Films, IE)
  • Guy Daleiden   (Luxembourg Film Fund, LUX)
  • Andy Mayson (Altitude Films, UK)
  • Chaired by Lesley McKimm (Fé, SI, IE)

Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann
Screen Training Ireland
Screen Leaders
Creative Europe Media
European Audio Visual Entrepreuners
Ateliers du Cinéma Européen