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Online Programme 7-12 July 2020

Online Programme 7-12 July 2020




Online Programme 7-12 July 2020








S02E15: Short Film Panel

In the last of our regular season for 2019, this week’s podcast is a discussion on short film, recorded live at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh Short Film Panel. Film Fleadh shorts programmer Eibh Collins, director Ríoghnach Ní Ghríoghair, director/actor Michael Smiley, and cinematographer Burshci Wojnar talk about using shorts as proof of concept, having room to […] The post S02E15: Short Film Panel appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E14: Dathaí Keane

Winner of the Best Cinematography Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, Finky is a surreal Irish language drama, directed by Dathaí Keane. In this episode, Dathaí chats with Will about how he transitioned from editor to director, collaborative screenwriting and being inspired by Irish literature in his work. Finky makes its International Premiere at […] The post S02E14: Dathaí Keane appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E13: Robbie on Robby

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan chats about the cinematographer Robby Müller after a screening of Living the Light: Robby Müller at the 31st Galway Film Fleadh. At the post-screening discussion, filmmaker Paul Duane chats with collaborator and cinematographer Robbie Ryan about Müller, shooting road movies, working with directors like Andrea Arnold and Ken Loach, and Netflix vs. […] The post S02E13: Robbie on Robby appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E12: Countdown to 5050×2020

Earlier this year, eight Irish film festivals signed the 5050×2020 Gender Parity and Inclusion Pledge, launched at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. How realistic is this goal? That’s the topic for this panel discussion with (pictured L-R) Dr. Susan Liddy (Chair, Women in Film and Television Ireland), Stephanie Comey ( Senior Manager, Broadcasting Authority of […] The post S02E12: Countdown to 5050×2020 appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E11: Michael McCormack

Director Michael McCormack’s first feature documentary, a biopic of the late musician Fergus O’Farrell called Breaking Out, won the Best Irish Documentary Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. In this episode, Michael talks about his background in television, knowing when to ‘let the gold in’ and how Breaking Out isn’t a music documentary. Other […] The post S02E11: Michael McCormack appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E10: Brónagh Gallagher, Louise Gallagher and Tess McGowan

Derry women Brónagh Gallagher (actor), Louise Gallagher (producer) and Tess McGowan (screenwriter) talk about the making of their new film, A Bump Along the Way. We talk about ‘Derry Fairies,’ shedding insecurities, pregnancy as an in-built deadline and the success of Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus. Pictured above (L-R): Tess McGowan, Brónagh Gallagher, Louise […] The post S02E10: Brónagh Gallagher, Louise Gallagher and Tess McGowan appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E09: Mark O’Halloran

Through personal anecdote, screenwriter and actor Mark O’Halloran (Adam and Paul, Garage, Viva) discusses ‘the substance of things unseen’ and the idiom of ‘write what you know.’ Recorded live at the Fleadh Forum, an annual state-of-the-industry conference taking place as part of the Galway Film Fleadh. Mark’s new film as screenwriter, Rialto, premieres at the […] The post S02E09: Mark O’Halloran appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E08: Paul Duane

Director Paul Duane talks about going from being a tour guide at the Rock of Cashel to a documentary filmmaker, the appeal of working in documentary vs. fiction, DA Pennebaker, and the challenges facing new filmmakers. Paul’s new film Best Before Death plays at the IFI Documentary Film Festival on Friday September 27th. Read more: […] The post S02E08: Paul Duane appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E07: Tyne Daly

Comedian and Cagney and Lacey super-fan Gearóid Farrelly interviews multi-Emmy Award winning actress Tyne Daly, who helped redefine the way women were represented on screen in her role as the eponymous Lacey. Daly’s career spans being an 80’s icon to starring in Judging Amy, Spider-Man Homecoming and much more. Here, she talks to Gearóid about her […] The post S02E07: Tyne Daly appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E06: An Extra Ordinary Film Score

Sarah Glennane (CEO, Screen Composers Guild of Ireland) talks to Extra Ordinary co-director Mike Ahearn and composer George Brennan, about the relationship between director and composer, and their process for deciding on the music for the film’s emotional and action beats. Plus, hear Mike, George and Will Forte all perform their own version the film’s […] The post S02E06: An Extra Ordinary Film Score appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E05: Karl Golden

Director Karl Golden (The Honeymooners) talks about getting a career wake-up call, his experience of the Irish, UK and German film industries, and how you can never be a virgin again! Karl’s latest film Bruno had its World Premiere at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh. Film discussed this episode: The Honeymooners (2003) Pelican Blood (2010) […] The post S02E05: Karl Golden appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E04: Lauryn Canny

Actor Lauryn Canny (Amber, Darlin’) talks about the physicality of portraying her character Darlin’ in the eponymous new horror film, the differences between being a working actor in LA and in Dublin, and the talented young generation of actors coming up in Ireland. Darlin’ screened at Fright Fest in London last week. Its Irish premiere […] The post S02E04: Lauryn Canny appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E03: Critics are Fans Too!

Listen to film critics Donald Clarke (Irish Times), Finn Halligan (Screen International) and Boyd van Hoeij (Hollywood Reporter) on a panel moderated by Niall Murphy (Scannain) as they discuss ‘film twitter’ and the effects of online hype and marketing. Do critics still matter? And what constitutes a spoiler these days, anyway? The post S02E03: Critics are Fans Too! appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E02: Andrew McConnell and Garry Keane

Directors Andrew McConnell and Garry Keane talk about working as embedded filmmakers in conflict zones, the challenges of financing and distributing a documentary that speaks truth to power, and their appeal to re-establish the Gaza Red Carpet Film Festival. Their documentary Gaza, a portrait of everyday Gazan citizens, leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of […] The post S02E02: Andrew McConnell and Garry Keane appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S02E01: Sophie Hyde

Welcome to a second season of Galway Film Fleadh podcasts! In this episode, Film Fleadh Director of Programming Will Fitzgerald chats with director Sophie Hyde. Sophie won the Directing Award at Sundance for her first film 52 Tuesdays, which also won the Crystal Bear Award at Berlin. Sophie’s new film Animals, starring Holliday Grainger and […] The post S02E01: Sophie Hyde appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E19: Brian J. Falconer

Producer Brian J. Falconer moved from shorts to features with his 2018 debut, The Dig, directed by the Tohill Brothers and winner of the Best Irish Film at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh. His follow up feature, Normal People, is the debut screenplay by acclaimed Irish playwright Owen McCafferty, directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and […] The post S01E19: Brian J. Falconer appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E18: Andrew and Ryan Tohill

Andrew has worked in post-production for several years, including editing their own critically acclaimed short, Eye-Line. Ryan has worked in the Art Department of several TV productions including Game of Thrones, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Line of Duty, Philomena and The Fall. In 2017, they shot their first feature film, The Dig, developed through Northern Ireland […] The post S01E18: Andrew and Ryan Tohill appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E17: Ed Solomon

In a wide-ranging and frank discussion, screenwriter Ed Solomon talks about process, why it’s the best time to be breaking in as a screenwriter, ways to find your ‘voice’, TV as the new American cinema, his HBO show Mosaic and the new Bill & Ted movie. The post S01E17: Ed Solomon appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E16: Meet The Festivals

A roundtable discussion with festival programmers about their festivals, their jobs and their advice to filmmakers. Featuring Jacopo Chessa (Torino Short Film Market), Gregg Schwenk (Newport Beach Film Festival), Emma Boa (Edinburgh International Film Festival), Gabor Pertic (Hot Docs) Michèle Maheux (Toronto International Film Festival) and Ciarán Walsh (Culture Ireland) talking about supports available to Irish filmmakers […] The post S01E16: Meet The Festivals appeared first on Galway...


S01E15: Peter O’Toole

This episode is airing on the 14th December, marking five years to the day since we lost one of the greatest Irishmen who ever lived, the irreplaceable Peter O’ Toole. Peter O’ Toole visited the Film Fleadh in 2008, on the occasion of our 20th year. The following interview was recorded in front of a […] The post S01E15: Peter O’Toole appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.