Ardán supported events & work screened at Galway Film Fleadh 2024

Ardán at Fleadh 2024
Ardán at Fleadh 2024

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  • Film Fair
  • Film Fleadh
  • Meetings
  • Networking
  • Screenings
  • Workshops


The 36th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh takes place this month, from 9th-14th July. This year’s Fleadh presents over 200 screenings, 94 feature films, 110 short films, 45 countries, 20 world premieres, 7 international premieres and 52 Irish premieres, including the Irish Premiere of KNEECAP on opening night, with Palestine as this year’s Country of Focus. 

Ardán, as managers of Galway City of Film, National Talent Academy of Film & TV, and WRAP Fund & Commission, are delighted to have several supported works screened and events scheduled at the 2024 Film Fleadh and Fair.  

‘Remote Strutting’ – Irish Talent, New Shorts 3: Fiction 

As part of the Ardán/ RTÉ Short Film Commission 2023, writer Ruaidhrí Hallinan, producers Brian and Emer Durcan, and director Lorna Fitzsimons created an enchanting short film that was shot in Westport early this year and features local and national talent. Remote Strutting is about Mia – who faces a specific challenge – working remotely and excelling in software development, while imagining the lively office she works in in her mind’s eye. We’ll share an interview with the team very soon!

Thurs 11 July | 12:00 | 96’ | Town Hall Theatre - get your tickets here 

‘Ballast’ as part of Irish Talent, New Shorts 2: Fiction  

Directed by Emily Murray and Paul D’Eath, produced by Paul D’Eath, and written by Paul D’Eath, Emily Murray, and Eilish McCarthy, Ballast tells the story of two sisters who must put aside their fraught relationship to hide the body of a dead clown. This very funny dark comedy was the winner of the 2023 Little Cinema/ Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge. 

Thurs 11 July | 10:00 | 96’ | Town Hall Theatre - get your tickets here 

Morgan Brothers present: ‘Froggie’ and ‘The Boat’ 

We look forward to checking out Galway-based the Morgan Brothers’ Film Fleadh screenings. A big part of the Little Cinema Galway community, and Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge regulars, the Luke and Jake Morgan present two films this year – Froggie – an independent Irish language feature film (which, rumour has it, features a cameo from an Ardán staff member), and The Boat a co-production between Ireland and Nepal with ‘A Mission to End Leprosy’ – based on a heartbreaking true story. 

Film Fleadh & Ardán present ‘Pitching for Games 101’ 

Galway Film Fleadh, in partnership with Ardán, present this ‘Pitching for Games 101’ workshop where we will look at the basics of how to approach and talk to potential investors and publishers in your video game project, with specialist input from top-level international talent. Special guests include Henrik Jonsson, Game Industry Growth Consultant at Radgivery, and Omar Khalil, Design Director at Firestoke Games. 

Fri 12 July | 17:00 | Lough Atalia Suite, The Galmont Hotel – reserve a spot  

National Talent Academies Fleadh Networking Morning

Join a networking coffee morning at the Galway Film Fleadh hosted by the National Talent Academies for Film & TV Drama, Crew, Animation, and the newly announced Academy for VFX. This is your chance to network with talent across all disciplines, meet the Academies’ managers, and mingle with fellow creatives in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. 

Galway City, on Sunday July 14th from 11 AM – go to the link to find out more 

Spotlight on NTA Shadowing & On-Set Mentoring Opportunities

The National Talent Academies present the following panel at Galway Film Fleadh: ‘Spotlighting the Shadowing and On-Set Mentoring Opportunities with the National Talent Academies’. Speakers include: Alba Fernandez (Cinematographer); JJ Rolfe (Cinematographer), Shaun O’Connor (Director), Alex de Valera ( Sustainability Advisor), Daragh Goan (Sustainability Manager), Shannon Welby (Writer) and the host will be WGI’s Jennifer Davidson. Wednesday, July 12th, at 14:00. More info and RSVP here.

Short Film Exchange with Fleadh Fair & NTA Film & TV 

The Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Film Fair and the National Talent Academy for Film and TV are thrilled to offer live-action fiction Short Film Writers, Writer/Directors, and Producers an exclusive opportunity to connect through one-on-one meetings on July 14th at this year’s festival. The format will be ‘speed-dating’ meetings between writers and producers. 

Sun 14 July | 14.00 – 17.30 | Veranda Lounge, Galmont Hotel – find out more  

Additionally, shorts filmmakers are invited to a networking event at 4pm, following the Short Film Exchange. Whether you’re a 2024 selected Fleadh shorts filmmaker, a participant of the Short Film Exchange, or working in the wider world of short films, you can join us at this dedicated space to meet, network and mingle on the last day of the festival. RSVP here. 

WRAP Fund & Commission at Galway Film Fair 

At the Galway Film Fair, WRAP’s Executive Gar O’Brien-Collins will host Building a Regional Production Base: Donegal as a Sustainable Filmmaking Hub as part of the Fleadh Forum on Thursday 11th July. The Fleadh Forum is one of key industry events on the Irish film calendar.

Thurs 11 July |14:30 Building a Regional Production Base: Donegal as a Sustainable Filmmaking Hub | Veranda Lounge, Galmont Hotel 

The WRAP Fund and Commission team is also looking forward to taking meetings at the Galway Film Fair marketplace and seeing the best in new Irish and International film and talents. If you would like to arrange a meeting with the team outside of the marketplace you can get in touch via 

WRAP is committed to providing strategic investment on commercial terms to encourage regional production and development activity across the film, TV drama, animation, and games sectors.

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