Glassland and Patrick’s Day win Galway Film Fleadh awards

Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Laura Fletcher, director of African Pride, which won Best Human Rights Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh.

GLASSLAND AND Patrick’s Day were declared the joint winners of the Best Irish Feature accolade during the Galway Film Fleadh awards ceremony which took place last night.

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No ordinary beauty queen

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Brave Miss World director Cecilia Peck with activist Linor Abargil.

LINOR ABARGIL was 18-years-old and was in Milan. She had been crowned Miss Israel and was looking forward to competing in the 1998 Miss World event, then the unthinkable happened.

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Galway Film Fleadh to celebrate female film-makers

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Film maker Josephine Decker.

WHILE THERE is no shortage of female filmmakers, there is often a lack of support and recognition for their work. With this in mind, the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh will screen an unprecedented number of films by women directors.

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New film on the life of Christina Noble

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

DEIRDRE O’KANE is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians and actors, but in the new Irish film Noble she has taken on her most important role to date.

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How not to kidnap your wife

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Matt Berry.

SINGER SONGWRITER Kidnapper, the debut feature film of award-winning writer/director Douglas Ray, and starring Matt Berry and Eva Birthistle, will get its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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Monty Python, André Rieu, and Skylight @ The Eye

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

MONTY PYTHON’S London reunion show, André Rieu’s Maastricht Concert, and a West End production of Skylight will all be screened at The Eye Cinema.

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Film script mentoring programme

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

A FEATURE film script mentoring programme has been launched by the Galway Film Centre in partnership with the Western Development Commission.

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African Pride - the fight for gay rights in South Africa

Wed, Jul 09, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA’S post-apartheid constitution was the first to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but the legal aspiration and the reality on the ground are very different.

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Irish students to premiere two feature films this week at the Galway Film Fleadh

Tue, Jul 08, 2014

A scene from Poison Pen.

THE GALWAY Film Fleadh kicks off today and, with it, the careers of some of Ireland’s most eager young filmmakers.

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When working women took on apartheid

Tue, Jul 08, 2014

IN 1984, a 21-year-old check-out girl, Mary Manning, working in a Dunnes Stores on Henry Street refused to register the sale of two Outspan grapefruits.

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Football crazy @ Galway Film Fleadh!

Mon, Jul 07, 2014

The late, very great Socrates in action against Northern Ireland at Mexico 86.

THE YOUNG Roy Keane; Northern Ireland at Mexico 86; Amadeo and his unbeatable team; and a football match featuring Northern Ireland veterans and the Galway Film Fleadh - it’s all happening this week.

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Somm - inside the world of the wine expert

Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Dustin Wilson, one of four would-be master sommeliers featured in Somm.

THE COURT of Master Sommeliers sounds like something from Dungeons and Dragons or a Yes concept album, but it is a serious institution with extremely high standards.

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Galway Is Film!

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

IN THE year Galway city makes its bid to become a UNESCO City of Film, and in recognition of the film-making history of the county, the Galway Film Fleadh is celebrating local film with its Galway Is Film! strand.

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Galway Film Fleadh to show world premiere of Glassland

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Jack Reynor in Glassland.

GLASSLAND, THE new film by Pilgrim Hill director Gerard Barrett, and starring Jack Reynor, the IFTA winning actor best known for his role in What Richard Did, will have its world premiere at Galway Film Fleadh.

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The best new Canadian cinema

Tue, Jul 01, 2014

TODAY IS Canada Day/Fête du Canada, the Great White North’s national holiday, and this month’s Galway Film Fleadh is showing a range of films from the North American nation.

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When Northern Ireland reached Mexico 86

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Northern Ireland's Mexico 86 squad.

BEFORE JACK’S Army, there was another band of ‘Men in Green’ who against-the-odds qualified for World Cups, scored unexpected victories, and did much better than anyone expected.

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Fionnuala Flanagan to give Fleadh actor’s masterclass

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

FIONNUALA FLANAGAN, the only Irish actor to play guest roles on three different Star Trek series - The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise - will give the actor’s masterclass at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

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Out On Film @ Galway Film Fleadh

Tue, Jun 24, 2014

A scene from Derek Jarman's The Angelic Conversation.

MISMATCHED LESBIAN hookers, trailblazing senior citizens, courageous African gay rights activists, and gay rom-coms, all films to make you laugh, cry, think, and act. This is Out On Film.

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Five Irish premieres for Galway Film Fleadh

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

NEXT MONTH’S Galway Film Fleadh will host the premieres of five new Irish films - Patrick’s Day, The Canal, Gold, A Nightingale Falling, and An Bronntanas.

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A History of Violence screenwriter to attend Galway Film Fleadh

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Josh Olson, the scriptwriter of the 2005 film A History of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen, is coming to the Galway Film Fleadh.

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