Lineup announced for 2022 Film Forum in Galway Film Fleadh

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is supporting the 34th Galway Film Fleadh Film Forum this year: a series of case studies, panel discussions and industry discussions for filmmakers and industry professionals to explore and to exchange ideas.

Joined by a host of industry experts, Screen Ireland hosted four separate panels covering TV series co-production, using the hit series Hidden Assets as a case study; the distribution and success of the recent Irish cinema release, An Cailín Ciúin; developing audiences and harnessing new technologies to find them; and the introduction of the National Talent Academy network, encompassing the National Talent Academies for film and television, animation and three Crew Hubs nationwide.

The Fleadh Forum will take place at the Veranda Bar at the Galmont Hotel on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The event is RSVP only, and a waitlist will be established if the event is oversubscribed.

To attend the Fleadh Forum, RSVP by email to [email protected] by July 1, 2022.

Fleadh Forum – Full Schedule
11.00 – 12.00

Case study on television series and international co-production: the hidden assets

Many TV series these days are funded as a feature film. It involves producer-led co-production structures and multiple financial partners – even Eurimages is currently considering a TV drama fund. We take a close look at how such a TV series was funded from multiple sources and structured as a co-production with the producer at the center.

Speakers: Peter McKenna (screenwriter, Hidden Assets), Andrew Byrne (Screen Ireland), Siobhán Bourke (Saffron Pictures)

Moderator: Sheila de Courcy

12.00 – 13.00

National Talent Academies Network: Introducing Academies and Crew Hubs

In 2020, Screen Ireland supported the creation of the National Talent Academy network – 2 National Talent Academies for Film and Television, and Animation, and 3 crew hubs. The network was created to increase the scale of skills development for the industry, as well as to meet the need for increased crew training.

This session will be introduced by Gareth Lee (Skills Manager Screen Ireland) and Andrew Byrne (TV Manager Screen Ireland).

Panelists: Alan Duggan (National Talent Academy for Film and Television), Deirdre Barry (National Talent Academy for Animation), Jade Travers (Crew Hub East), Lorraine Higgins (Crew Hub West), Paul Ryan (Crew Hub South).

Moderator: Sheila de Courcy

14.00 – 14.45

Distribution Case Study: An Cailín Ciúin

As Irish-language film An Cailín Ciúin tops €700,000 at the UK and Irish box office, we explore how Irish distributor Break Out Pictures brought the film to market.

Panelists: Robert Finn (Break Out Pictures), Nell Roddy (Break Out Pictures)

Moderator: Celine Haddad

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Audiences: how do we know where they are?

We know the audience is there, but how much thought is given to the wants and needs of the audience. This panel discusses how we can explore the latest thinking in technology to inform ourselves.

Speaker: Niels Alberg (Publikum)

Don’t forget – to attend the Fleadh Forum, RSVP by email to [email protected] by 1 July 2022.

Melvin B. Baillie