BAI supporting diverse Irish content at 2019 Galway Film Fleadh

Three Irish features supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)’s Sound & Vision Scheme will screen at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. These projects, ‘Finky’, ‘Jihad Jane’ and ‘Never Grow Old’ are examples of the BAI’s commitment to increase the production and availability of diverse and culturally relevant content to Irish audiences.

Screening details as follows:

‘Finky’ – Thursday, 11th July, 6pm, Town Hall Theatre.

‘Jihad Jane’ – Saturday, 13th July, 3.30pm, Town Hall Theatre.

‘Never Grow Old’ – Closing film, Sunday, 14th July, 7.30pm, Town Hall Theatre.

A sponsor of the Galway Film Fleadh, the BAI will participate in the Cine4 panel and roundtable to encourage the development of quality content in the Irish language in the industry.  The BAI’s Stephanie Comey will also speak about the BAI’s gender initiatives at the Countdown to 5050 by 2020 panel discussion on the work for gender equality in the Irish film/TV industry.  These gender initiatives give effect to the BAI’s objective to foster a media landscape that is representative of the diversity of Irish society. BAI representatives will also provide information on funding opportunities and BAI initiatives to industry members at the Filmmakers Lounge.

Event details are as follows:

  • Cine4 panel and roundtable event at the Fair – Friday, 12th July, 10.30am, Galmont Hotel.
  • Countdown to 5050 by 2020 panel discussion – Saturday, 13th July, 3.30pm, Galway Rowing Club.
  • Information on funding opportunities and BAI initiatives – Filmmakers Lounge, Saturday, 13th July, 10am – noon, Galmont Hotel.

Commenting, BAI Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe said: “The Galway Film Fleadh is an important date in the Irish festival calendar and provides the BAI with an opportunity not just to showcase some of the new Irish work funded under our Sound and Vision Scheme, but also to engage with the members of the audiovisual sector and promote the wider funding and diversity initiatives in which the BAI is involved. We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Galway Film Fleadh and we look forward to participating in this year’s event.”

Details of all events can be found on the Galway Film Fleadh website.


Contact: Joanne Ahern / Sebastian Enke, DHR Communications. Tel: 01-4200580 / 087-9881837 / 087-3234946