Masterclasses at the Galway Film Fleadh 2019

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Screen Skills Ireland are delighted to support two exciting masterclasses at the Galway Film Fleadh, from Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th July 2019.

The masterclasses feature a fantastic line up of guest speakers, including director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice) and actor Will Forte (Nebraska, The LEGO Movie).



Friday 12 July: Directors Masterclass with Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha is a celebrated director of both award-winning documentaries and feature films. Gurinder is also co-founder and chair of Bend It Networks, a content creation company that develops multicultural stories for international audiences.

The masterclass will be moderated by Felim McDermott, a former Artistic Director of the Galway Film Fleadh and a lecturer on script in GMIT’s Film & Documentary course.


Saturday 13 July: Actors Masterclass with Will Forte

Will Forte is an Emmy-nominated writer and actor, who has worked extensively in television and film. Will found fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002-2010, before starring in a range of films and writing award-winning television show, The Last Man on Earth.

The masterclass will be moderated by Maureen Hughes. Maureen was the Head of Casting at the Abbey Theatre before moving into television and film, casting several major screen productions.


The Galway Film Fleadh will also hold a Screenwriting Masterclass with Allison Anders on Thursday 11 July and a Casting Workshop with Hubbard Casting on Saturday 13 July.