Embracing the spirit of Ireland's 'outdoor summer,’ the Galway Film Fleadh returns with an outdoor cinema in Father Burke Park in the historic Claddagh in the heart of Galway city.
Seventeen of the festival’s 40+ feature film line-up, and three of its specially curated short film programmes, will screen to a socially-distanced audience of 200, with audio delivered via wireless headphones.
Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, the majority of this year’s festival is still taking place online, with all films, Q+As, filmmaker discussions and industry events streamed online from the Fleadh website.
Here are five must-see titles from this year's Fleadh programme...
Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up is an independent feature from director Conor O'Toole - described as a magical-realist action comedy, it stars Roxanna Nic Liam, Alison Spittle, Maeve Higgins, Tara Flynn and a host of young Irish comedy performers and writers.
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Listen: Alison Spittle talks Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up on The Ray D'Arcy Show
Foscadh is an Irish language drama set in the wild mountains of North Conamara, starring Donal Ó Healaí in a coming-of-age tale based on the acclaimed book The Thing About December by Donal Ryan.
Death of a Ladies Man stars Irish screen legend Gabriel Byrne (fresh off his IFTA win for Best Actor) as a carousing college professor whose life takes a series of unimaginable turns when he begins to have surreal hallucinations...
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The eagerly anticipated documentary Love Yourself Today centres around the music of singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey and his fans, whose stories unravel their grief and find light in the darkness through communal art.
For younger viewers, if you thought had the Oscar-nominated Wolfwalkers had a mesmerising beauty and texture before Wolfwalkers, you will have to watch again as Gaeilge - a newly dubbed version makes its premiere at the Fleadh.
The Galway Film Fleadh runs from July 20th-25th, with many of the titles available to watch online - find out more here.