20th Galway Film Fair    Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th of July 2016

The Fleadh Forum

Thursday July 7th, 2016 // Radisson BLU Hotel // 2.00p.m - 5.30p.m.
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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 the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann.


2.00pm – 2.45pm

Love and Friendship
A Film Finance Case Study

In association with Screen Leaders and EAVE

A case study of the film finance structure of Whit Stillman’s critically acclaimed and box office success – Love & Friendship. This co-production, which shot on location in Ireland, featured a strong line-up of Irish creative talent was financed by IFB, Arte France Cinema, Protagonist Pictures, Netherlands Film Fund, Soficinema 11 and Cineimage 10.



2.45pm – 3.25pm

In conversation with Robbie Ryan

A graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Irish Cinematographer Robbie Ryan has one of the most prolific careers in the industry today working alongside auteur film directors such as Ken Loach, Andrea Arnold, Stephen Frears, Billy O’Brien, Sally Potter, Ruairí Robinson and Noah Baumbach on the multi-award winning films Jimmy’s Hall, Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights, Philomena, Catch Me Daddy, Ginger And Rosa, The Summit and most recently on I Am Not A Serial Killer as well as Cannes award- winners I, Daniel Blake and American Honey.


3.55pm – 4.35pm

The Young Offenders
A Case Study on low-budget filmmaking

Low-budget is no barrier to big ambition. Premiering at the Galway Film Fleadh, The Young Offenders is a strong example of low budget filmmaking from Writer/Director/Producer Peter Foot and Producer Julie Ryan. This discussion will delve into the area of independent filmmaking looking at how to maximise limited resources to the best effect.



4.40pm – 5.25pm

Brave New World Sales
How Digital Media are changing the game for distribution worldwide

in association with ACE

Selling films ain’t what it used to be. Films used to be bought and distributed according to a pattern of territories and release windows organised and controlled by the industry. But now the audience is effectively in charge: with every film available for unauthorised streaming online from the day of its delivery, consumers can choose to watch what they want, when they want, how they want and paid for (or not) in the way they want. Sales agents, distributors and producers all have to work out new ways of making business in a Wild West world.


  • Jane Doolan (Mammoth Films),
  • Jon Rushton (Curzon Artificial Eye)
  • Emily Gotto (Protagonist Pictures)
  • Jeanie Igoe (A24 Films)


  • Simon Perry (ACE)

Places for this event will be strictly limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. RSVP by Friday July 1st to niamh.oreilly@irishfilmboard.ie.

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