The 29th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Screen Training Ireland, have announced that Amir Bar-Lev will be the subject of this year’s Directors Masterclass.

Amir Bar-Lev is a New York based film director and Galway Film Fleadh veteran. His directorial debut, Fighter, was released theatrically in 2001 and won six international awards, including Galway FF’s Best Documentary.

The masterclass will be moderated by Irish director and producer Brendan J. Byrne – Brendan is an experienced filmmaker, specialising in documentary and feature films. Best known for his film ‘Bobby Sands: 66 Days’, which had it’s Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2016, Brendan has been making high-end documentaries for UK and Irish broadcasters for over 20 years, including his Royal Television Society winning documentary ‘Breaking The Silence’ about families coping in the aftermath of suicide.

The masterclass costs €25 and will take place on Friday the 14th of July from 10am – 1pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. Some scenes may be inappropriate for a young audience – viewer discretion advised.


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