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The Galway Film Fleadh will return this year from July 5th – 10th for the 34th iteration of the annual festival. With 80 feature films and over 100 short films, this years programme will also bring quality irish and international documentaries, animations, virtual productions, masterclasses, networking events and a pitching competition to Galway audiences with a number of Ardán supported projects featuring strongly.
The short film The Radio and documentaries My Name Is James and The People There To Catch Us will have their world premieres at the festival.
The Radio was written by Thomas Conway, directed by Laura Kavanagh and produced by Evan Horan as a part of the Ardán / RTÉ Short Film Commission.
Starring Lawlor Roddy, it tells the story of an elderly widower who depends on his radio to keep a foothold in his routine. When it breaks, his daughter, who knows how important it is to him, is forced to pay more attention to her isolated father.
The Radio will screen as a part of the Irish Talent: New Shorts 4, Fiction in the Town Hall Theatre at 12:15pm on Thursday 7th July.
The People There to Catch Us
The People There To Catch Us is a documentary made as part of the Science on Screen initiative, a collaboration with CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, in partnership with Precision Oncology Ireland.
The documentary tells the story of two people, who have gone through their own cancer journeys, who work alongside scientists in research and support groups to improve the lives of others living with the disease. It was produced by Ronan Cassidy and directed by Luke Brabazon.
The People There To Catch Us will screen at the Irish Talent: New Shorts 3, Documentary in the Town Hall Theatre at 10:00am on Thursday 7th July.
My Name is James
Short documentary My Name is James was made as a part of the Short Documentary Bursary scheme, an initiative of Ardán and Galway City of Film.
Directed and produced by Galway’s Mary Kelly, it is an inspiring documentary of one young man’s determination to overcome the challenges of intellectual disability and follow his dream to become an artist and DJ.
It will screen at the Irish Talent: New Shorts 3, Documentary in the Town Hall Theatre at 10:00am on Thursday 7th July.
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