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25th Junior Galway Film Fleadh November 2019

Who can attend?

The Junior Galway Film Fleadh runs events for young adults from 12 – 18 years of age. We run a few different events:

  • Our annual festival in November, running over 5 days
  • Irregularly scheduled periodic events

Periodic events are targetted at a specific age group, which will be published in the event details.

Our annual festival is programmed in 3 strands:

  • Educational screenings during the morning and early afternoon: These are designed with school groups in mind, but any individual or group may attend – please contact us for more info
  • Workshops curated towards engaging young filmmakers with filmmaking techniques: Tickets for these will be available directly from us through our website
  • After school and evening screenings targeted at young people – It will be noted in event publications the age range of the screenings or workshops: Tickets for these screenings will go on sale through our website and the venue box office in early October
How do I book tickets for a screening?

Irregular events will contain their attendance details within the webpage of the event. Tickets for the after school/evening programme will go on sale in early October here from our website or in person at the venue box office. Workshops also go on sale in early October.

Education programme screenings can only be booked by a school or other youth group. Group booking forms are available from the webpages of the screenings themselves, or you can obtain more information by emailing

Ticket Prices

Educational Screening (before 17.00) €6.00 (group rates available)
Educators/group co-ordinators attend free 
Evening Screening (adult)  €10.00
Evening Screening (3rd level student)  €9.00
Evening Screening (under 18) €6.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) €25.00
Workshop €15.00

What venues do you screen film in?
Pálás (Palace)

15 Merchants Rd Lower, Galway
View on map
+353(0)91 394 800

The Town Hall Theatre

Courthouse Square, Galway
View on map
+353(0)91 569777

How do I attend a workshop?

Workshops will be announced in early October. Please see individual workshop pages from this point for booking information. Browse our previous workshops here.

If coming with a group by bus, where can I drop off the group and park the bus?

Our primary venue is the Pálás (Palace) cinema, which is located just off the docks in Galway city. We recommend that incoming groups arrange to drop off and collect at the bus stop by Jury’s Inn (map) and walk down to the cinema. An alternative drop off point is located in the bus drop spaces on Merchants Road (map), slightly further from the cinema.

If we are organising an event in the Town Hall Theatre, it is possible to pull a bus up in front of the venue.

In either event, while the bus is waiting for the group, we recommend parking it in the Galway Cathedral bus parking spaces (map).

What other fun things can I do while I'm in Galway?

Galway is well-known for having all the sought-after qualities of a larger city while maintaining the virtues of a smaller country town. It makes the centre of the city easy to get around, and there are many fun and educational activities that can be done easily while you are visiting the city during our annual event. For ideas, website links and phone numbers, visit this page.

How do I volunteer for your events?

Volunteers are an integral part of our crew, we could not run our festival without the amazing group of people who give up their free time and become part of our family for a week.

Volunteering for our festival offers you the opportunity to be part of an exciting, cultural cinema event. You’ll have the opportunity to make new friends and gain invaluable experience and insight into the organisation and running of a major festival event. If you are someone with an active interest in Irish film and/or the film industry at large, working with us provides an insight into Irish cinema exhibition. Volunteers may be asked to work in one of several areas:

  • Taking tickets/ushering
  • Sales
  • Print transportation
  • Event facilitation

Please note that you must be over 18 to volunteer. 

Applications are currently closed and will open in early October.