The Peripheral Visions project sought to connect cinema communities on the periphery of Europe, by using technology and the film festival network.
In cooperation with Galway 2020 the Galway Film Fleadh co-curated ‘Peripheral Visions’ an online co-curated competition of thirteen films selected by each of their Europa Film Festivals. Each festival presented an introduction to their entry and the audience had the opportunity to participate in online Q&As after the screening. The films had the themes ‘Language, Landscape and Migration’ in keeping with Galway 2020’s themes. The programme was available to view online during the Galway Film Fleadh, 7-12 July and the winning film received €3000.
During the Galway Film Fleadh in 2020, 14 film festivals came together to formalise a new film European film festival network “Europa Film Festivals”. The network originated from a Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project and first met at a conference during the Galway Film Fleadh in 2017. This laid the foundation for festivals of a similar ethos to work together and a charter was subsequently drafted outlining their core values. Europa Film Festivals intend to maximise the broad experience, knowledge and creativity of its members in a sustainable and ever-evolving network.This network curated a roster of cinematic gems which was screened during the Fleadh.
Further details on Peripheral Visions and Europa Film Festivals at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com.