Galway Film Fleadh are hosting four Masterclasses this year:

Director’s Masterclass with Madeline Olnek |  Thursday July 12th

In association with Screen Training Ireland

Madeleine Olnek is a New York City based playwright and filmmaker. Her debut feature Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same premiered at Sundance 2011. It went on to screen at MoMA and The Viennale. It was also nominated for a Gotham award and had a theatrical run in LA and NYC. The masterclass costs €25 and will take place on Thursday 12th July from 10am to 1pm in the Galmont Hotel, Galway (Formerly Radisson). To apply for a place, contact Emma by email: masterclasses@filmfleadh.ie  The closing date for applications is Friday 29th June 2018.

https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/project/madelineolnek/

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Screenwriter’s Masterclass with Ed Solomon | Friday July 13th 

In association with Gréasán na Méan Skillnet

Ed Solomon began his career in his teens as a joke writer, playwright, and stand-up comedian. He was hired (while still in college at UCLA) as a staff writer on ABC TV’s hit comedy show Laverne and Shirley, which made him the youngest member of the Writers’ Guild at the time. He went on to write hundreds of episodes of television and dozens of feature films, both credited and uncredited. His film credits include the critical and box office hits Men in Black, Bill and Ted’s Excellent AdventureBill and Ted’s Bogus JourneyNow You See Me 1 & 2, Charlie’s Angels, X-Men (uncredited), and many others. The masterclass costs €50 and will take place on Friday 13th July from 10am – 1pm in the Galmont Hotel, Galway (Formerly Radisson Hotel). To apply for a place, contact Emma Owen by email: masterclasses@filmfleadh.ie  The closing date for applications is: Friday 29th June 2018

https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/project/edsolomon/

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Casting Workshop with Maureen Hughes Casting and Carla Stronge Casting | Saturday July 14th

In association with Maureen Hughes Casting, with special guest Carla Stronge Casting from Northern Ireland and Spotlight, we will host ‘Spotlight on Actors’, a unique casting workshop unlike any other, on Saturday 14th July, 2018 from 12:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Places on the casting workshop are limited to 30 places. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis – all successful applicants MUST bring an updated CV and headshot with them on the day and have a one-minute long duologue prepared and ready to perform live (no longer than 1 minute). Applicants will also be required to provide a self-tape of their duologue – this can be done by sending a downloadable Vimeo or WeTransfer link or have your audition filmed at Spotlight’s headquarters in Dublin. The self-taping dates at the Spotlight Dublin office are: Monday 2nd July / Tuesday 3rd July / Wednesday 4th July, and there will be a very limited number of slots available for taping in Galway for anyone who is unable to travel to the Dublin office. You must book a slot for your duologue in advance for the self-taping. The casting workshop costs €50 and takes place on Saturday 14th July from 12.30pm – 3.30pm in the Galmont Hotel, Galway (formerly Radisson Hotel). Please also note there is an age restriction on this workshop – applicants must be at least 16 years of age and over. Deadline for all applications is 9th July 2018. For further information or to apply for a place, contact Emma Owen by email at: masterclasses@filmfleadh.ie

https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/project/casting-workshop-3/

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Actor’s Masterclass with Andrew Scott | Saturday July 14th

In association with Screen Training Ireland

Andrew Scott is a much-acclaimed Irish actor, who has starred in a diverse array of projects across film, TV and theatre. Andrew has starred in a vast number of successful feature films. Recent work includes Denial, starring alongside Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall; Spectre from the James Bond franchise; Alice Through the Looking Glass with Johnny Depp, Ken Loaches Jimmys Hall, as well as his acclaimed role in hit British film Pride for which he received the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The masterclass costs €25 and will take place on Saturday 14th July from 9am – 12pm in the Galmont Hotel, Galway (Formerly Radisson). To apply for a place, contact Emma by email: masterclasses@filmfleadh.ie  The closing date for applications is Friday 29th June 2018.

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