Presented by Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP Fund) and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI), the 2018 Fleadh Forum at the Galway Film Fleadh will take place on Thursday 12 July 2018, in the Galmont Hotel (Veranda Bar) from 1.00 – 5.00 pm.

The Fleadh Forum is a platform to explore and share ideas about what is happening in the audiovisual industry, creating an opportunity for filmmakers to come together and exchange news and views. The Fleadh Forum brings together three key Creative Europe Programmes: ACE, EAVE and Screen Leaders and is also supported by the Galway Film Fleadh and Screen Training IrelandScreen Training IrelandScreen Training Ireland is the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry..

The line-up includes: 

  • 1.00pm – 1.45pm
    THERE IS NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS: The Ten Commandments of the Film & TV Business with Larry Bass in association with Screen Leaders and EAVE: Following twenty years running ShinAwiL, Larry Bass shares the lessons of 20 years of learning and mistakes.
  • 1.50pm – 2.35pm
    In Conversation with Eimear Noone: Hailing from Galway, Eimear Noone is an award winning Irish composer and conductor, who splits her time between composing music for video games, feature films, television, and commercials, and conducting classical and game music concerts. Most recently, Eimear composed and conducted for the iconic video game, World of WarCraft and its new expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Other credits include Heroes of The Storm, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and many more. Eimear also composed the score for the feature film, The Donner Party (2009) starring Crispin Glover, among others. Arguably the world’s current premier conductor of video game scores (both in the studio and in the concert hall), she has worked with many of the world’s great ensembles such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Dallas Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic, The Sydney Symphony and The National Symphony, just to name a few. Hosted by Esther McCarthy (Screen International)
  • 3.15pm – 4.00pm
    MORE MONEY AT THE END OF THE DAY: Building a Finance Plan to Beat the Market in association with ACE Producers: The market for feature films, once underpinned by home entertainment and television, but now facing Netflix-or-nothing prospects of online distribution which provide no meaningful alternative, currently provides a fraction of what it used to invest in the production of new, independent films.  Even film projects perceived as strongly marketable rely heavily on various types of subsidy to cover their budgets, and then extract from a broken distribution system risible returns that bear no relation to either their production cost or their audience.  More and more producers are reacting counter-intuitively, re-thinking the balance between market money and soft money, and re-interpreting the rationale for film finance. Panel: Mark Byrne (Element PicturesElement Pictures LogoElement Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More, IE), Sarah Dillon (WRAP Fund, IE), Keith Potter (Catalyst Global Media, UK); chaired by Simon Perry (ACE Producers, NL)
  • 4.05pm – 4.50pm
    BLACK 47 – A Film Financing Case Study: A case study of the film finance structure of Lance Daly’s historical epic—Black ’47 – the closing gala film At GFF 2018. Handled by Altitude Films, this Irish Luxembourg co-production, which shot partly on location in Connemara, featured a strong line-up of Irish creative talent and was financed by the IFB, BAI, TV3, Eurimages, Luxemburg Film Fund, U Media and Primeridian. Panelists: Macdara Kelleher (Fastnet FilmsFastnet FilmsFastnet Films is the Irish film and television production company of Macdara Kelleher, Morgan Bushe and director Lance Daly., IE), Guy Daleiden (Luxemburg Film Fund, LUX), Andy Mayson (Altitude Films, UK), chaired by Lesley McKimm (FÉ/SI, IE)

Places for this event will be strictly limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. RSVP by email to wrap@galwayfilmcentre.ie