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May 11 2020

Galway Film Fleadh to be reimagined as digital event

Festival’s 32nd edition to revolve around streamings ticket-limited to venue capacity

The Galway Film Fleadh is to be reimagined as a digital event for its 32nd edition. With cinemas not scheduled to open until August 10th, the Fleadh, which runs from July 7th to July 12th, will offer virtual attendees the opportunity to view shorts, features and live presentations via a streaming application. Speaking to The Irish Times, Miriam Allen, managing director of the festival, revealed that key funding pledges were confirmed on Friday afternoon.

“The original funding from our stakeholders was for a physical event,” she said. “You have to reimagine. Though obviously you don’t have expenses like filmmakers travelling. You don’t have hotels. The Arts Council have been great. Galway 2020 have been great. Screen Ireland have been great. Without them this would not have happened.”

Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, the Fleadh thus remains a hub event within a reimagined Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme.

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Read the full article on the Irish Times website.

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