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You can sing along to Frozen at the Junior Galway Film Fleadh

The film festival is turning 20 in style.


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If you want to let it go and enjoy some fantastic films while you're at it then you'd better head into the west for the the 20th Junior Galway Film Fleadh.

The festival kicks off on November 12th in Galway city and the programme is jam packed with events and screenings that'll keep every type of film fan happy. 

As always, there'll be a strong World Cinema programme thanks to a collaboration with IFI Education. You can expect to see the always popular French feature, two very different German movies, and an affecting Spanish drama from Guatemala about three young immigrants’ journey to America.

There'll be plenty of work by some talented young people on show too: The Future Filmmakers Shorts Showcases will screen the very best in student and young people’s short films from all around Ireland.

Those with the cúpla focal can enjoy a selection of Irish language screenings including the highly acclaimed Torthai na Daoirse. The film focuses on the Dunnes Stores apartheid strikers and won the Best Documentary award at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh.

The annual Story Pitching competition is still open for entries for any story ideas from under 18 year olds. Everyone is invited to attend the Story Pitching Finals and hear the pitches performed on Thursday 13th November at 12.30pm in the Town Hall Theatre.

Fans of Disney's smash hit film Frozen are in for a real treat though, because the Fleadh will close with a massive sing-a-long screening and character costume contest. Everyone is invited to come dressed as his or her favourite character from Frozen - or any Disney character - and sing their hearts out to the lyrics, which play on screen. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and loudest singers!

Competitions, discussions and workshops with filmmakers are just some of the highlights from the programme, which you can view in full at the Film Fleadh's official website. Copies of the programme are also available in locations around Galway city, including Easons and Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

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Published October 21st, 2014
Last updated September 29th, 2015
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