This year’s Galway Film Fleadh runs from 20-25 July and is choc-a-bloc full of film, including 11 world premieres, 45 new films and 100+ Shorts. Below we take a quick peek at the tasty Irish treats that lie ahead.
Boys from County Hell
A crew of hardy road workers, led by a bickering father and son, must survive the night when they accidentally awaken an ancient Irish vampire.
Death of a Ladies’ Man
A carousing college professor’s life takes a series of unimaginable twists when he begins to have surreal hallucinations. Inspired by the songs of Leonard Cohen.
Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up
Mags is a hot-headed pizza delivery cyclist, just about getting by amidst the property crisis in Dublin. She’s struggling to keep her job due to her ferocious temper, and keep up with the rent increases her middle class housemates can afford. She longs to join a collective of Couriers, the highest echelon of bicycle work in the city, but when her bike is stolen and she loses her job, her eviction seems inevitable. With nowhere else to go, Mags must hunt down the thief who stole her bike and steal it right back.
Fri, Jul 23rd, 12:00 PM @ Outdoor
Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night.
Two By Two: Overboard!
Noah’s ark drifts on the open seas, with best friends Finny and Leah on board. But, after weeks with no land in sight, food stocks are running low. The fragile peace between carnivores and herbivores could break any second.
A woman and her baby son go missing on a remote Irish island. Her husband must put his trust in the island’s retired policewoman. But a storm is approaching…
Drone Bone Jetty
Puck Tyrrell is waiting for a boat. He hasn’t gone to work today. He has probably lost his job anyway. Puck’s had a run of good luck lately; first the allotment, then the free ticket to Heebie Jeebies and the new job; the newest recruit at the Academy of Holodramatic Arts, where algorithms do all the heavy thinking; those algorithms just can’t get enough in the Unity quest to create “art without artists”; studying the freaks, creating the data.
Set in the wild mountains of Connemara, Foscadh tells the story of friendless and guileless recluse John Cunliffe who is suddenly propelled into manhood at the ripe old age of 28. When his over-cosseting parents pass away, John inherits mountain land that is in the way of a lucrative wind-farm development, and he is forced to navigate the choppy waters of romance, trust and vengeance for the first time.
Five city friends journey to a remote location for a sponsored hill walk.
When one of the team is injured, they opt to take a short cut back to civilization. This leads them to trespass onto private property. When an altercation with the landowner turns violent, a desperate battle for survival ensues
Love Yourself Today
The film centres around the music of Irish singer songwriter Damien Dempsey but also turns the lens onto his fans.
A forgotten town in the middle of Ireland is struck by a global and its small community look into their past for answers to their future.
Chronicling three years in the life of a young Native American bareback horse racer, her unwavering determination, and the relationships that sustain her.
The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell
A secret file provides a new insight into the fate of a quiet-spoken Donegal man who killed an infamous assassin and informer off the coast of South Africa in 1883.
Ryan McMullan: DEBUT
Singer songwriter Ryan McMullan prepares to release his debut album.
Two teenagers on a journey of self-discovery as they dismantle the terrifying obstacles of the world they live in. Confined to an abandoned hotel with their slightly unhinged mother, the siblings live by night and hide from the mysterious dangers that haunt the daytime. When they start to question their reality, however, they learn that nothing is as it seems.
Who We Love
The story of Lily, a girl with a secret, on the cusp of becoming a young woman. With her best friend, the fiercely loyal and flamboyant Simon, she navigates the treacherous waters of school life. When a misunderstanding with the beautiful and popular Violet leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.
Voices the experiences of Irish institution survivors and focuses on the life and upbringing of one survivor, Anne Silke.
Irish Short Film Programmes
Irish Talent: New Shorts One: Family Friendly Fiction
Irish Talent: New Shorts Two: Documentaries
Irish Talent: New Shorts Three: Fiction
Irish Talent: New Shorts Four: Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premiere Shorts
Irish Talent: New Shorts Five: Fiction
Irish Talent: New Shorts Six: Fiction
Irish Talent: New Shorts Seven: Documentaries
Tickets for all 45 features and 100+ shorts are available to book from www.GalwayFilmFleadh.com.
This year’s Galway Film Fleadh runs from 20-25 July.