12 August 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network

Irish Film and Television Network


Education / Training


Who's Who

Galway Film Centre
Ramona Burke - Administrator
Galway Film Centre, Cluain Mhuire, Wellpark Road, Galway City, H91 WP9K
091 770 748

Manager: Declan Gibbons, manager@galwayfilmcentre.ie
Training & Events Manager Mary Deely, education@galwayfilmcentre.ie

Established in 1989 Galway Film Centre is a non-profit, members-based organisation that operates as a resource centre for both emerging and established filmmakers. Galway Film Centre provides expert training in all aspects of film and television production and offers advice, information, workshops, masterclasses, seminars, industry events, equipment hire, short film awards, public screenings, workspace for members, support, employment opportunities, film advocacy and networking sessions for film graduates, film makers and film industry employees in Galway and beyond.

In 2014 Galway was awarded the prestigious title of UNESCO City of Film as a result of a bid led by Galway Film Centre in partnership with both local authorities and over fifty local companies involved in the audiovisual sector. Since gaining the designation Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board, Údarás na Gaeltacht and TG4 have all been involved in setting up a governance structure whereby the UNESCO City of Film offices are now housed within Galway Film Centre. This initiative is also supported by Galway Picture Palace, Galway Film Fleadh, Telegael, Eo Telifís and all of the main production companies and filmmakers based in Galway city and county. Galway is one of only eight cities globally to hold the City of Film title, which is a permanent designation.

Training in all aspects of filmmaking has always been a core part of Galway Film Centre’s work and new courses are constantly being introduced to provide the best training from introductory to advance levels. Training is provided for both emerging and established filmmakers to learn new skills in specific areas, as well as for members of the public who want to learn more about the technical aspects of film making. All training is devised as a response to definite training needs within the sector identified by industry and other support agencies. Galway Film Centre is a key partner with Screen Training Ireland, and both organisations work together to deliver high calibre training for the sector throughout the year.

In 2009 Galway Film Centre established www.screenwest.ie, a website dedicated to the promotion of Galway as a location for film and television production. The website is a comprehensive database of crew, production facilities, locations, agencies, permissions and support available in the region. In 2011, Galway Film Centre set up the Film Galway Partnership, an initiative which brings together fifteen local and national agencies including The Irish Film Board, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board, Failte Ireland, Coillte, An Garda Síochána and Údarás na Gaeltachta to provide logistical support for productions on location in Galway.

The Centre also provides film equipment at greatly reduced non-commercial rates for its members, a full list of which is available on its website. Galway Film Centre is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee with an independent board.


Connect with The Galway Film Centre

 Film Name  Director  Year
-  24/7  Shane Cowley  2005
-  4 of a Kind    1994
-  Atonement  James Finlan  1992
-  Bert O'Lucky  Pat Comer  1989
-  Blessed Fruit  Orla Walsh  1999
-  Boxtie - The Journey Home  Adrian Devane  1998
-  Brixton Bob  John Doyle  2007
-  Butterflies & Bees  Jenny Roche Conroy  2000
-  Call Girl  Keyster Dyer  2002
-  Car Park  Diarmuid Goggins  2008
-  Crossing  Jimmy McAleavey  2001
-  Diversion  Josephine Conlon  1999
-  Falling Angels  Michael Kinirons  2003
-  Fool's Gold  Ger Sweeny  1990
-  Home  Collette Cullen  1998
-  I Was at the Circus  Anja Seiss  1993
-  Listen  Pat Comer  2008
-  Looks Like Rain  Kevin O’Farrell  2014
-  Losing Memories  Orlagh Heverin  2008
-  Memoriam  Brian O'Corrbui  2001
-  Molly & Me  Darragh Keogh  1997
-  Mr Crocodile In The Cupboard  Morgan Bushe  2007
-  Neighbourhood Watch  Éamon Little  2001
-  Nightline  Vincent Gallagher  2012
-  No Strings Attached  Maria O’Loughlin  2005
-  Not Victor  Tracy Cullen  1997
-  Old Age  William-Godot Silke  1996
-  Old Friends  John Breen  2002
-  Paper Dolls  Tina O’Rourke  1998
-  Paris Noir  Alexandra McGuinness  2007
-  Plain Jane  Connie Farrell  2004
-  Pressing the Flesh  Robert Fox  2000
-  Principles of Physics  Ellin J. Kavanagh  1993
-  Push Hands  Steph Green  2003
-  Push Hands  Steph Green  2003
-  Quickfix  Eamon Little  1996
-  Sales Manager Of The Year  Declan Hannigan  2003
-  Scratch  Phillip Kelly  2012
-  Slots  Cian McGarrigle  2005
-  Switch  Thomas Hefferon  2010
-  The Day Trippers  Pat Comer  2010
-  The Great White Open  Ciarán Dooley  2014
-  The Hall  Doreen O'Connor  1999
-  The Longest Day  David Hegarty  2002
-  The Ottoman Empire  James Phelan  2009
-  The Toll  Medb Johnstone  2009
-  The Weather Report  Paul Murphy  2013
-  The Wednesdays  Conor Ferguson  2006
-  Therapy    2000
-  Unsaid  Stevie Russel  2011
-  Up For Air  Richie Conroy  2007
-  Zel  Donal Haughey  1990
Recent News Articles
20 Jul 2020 New Decade TV, Boulder Media, Galway Film Centre, and Magpie 6 Media named as participants for Screen Leaders 2020
09 Jul 2020 Róisín Kearney's Paddy to premiere at Galway Film Fleadh
30 Jun 2020 The Fleadh Forum returns with a series of three free webinars
25 Jun 2020 Screen Skills Ireland Announces Recipients of Screen Stakeholders Funding
11 Jun 2020 WRAP Fund announces new projects expected to generate more than €16.8 million for the region
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