The 17th Galway Film Fleadh hasannounced its full programme, with the premiere of Anthony Byrne's debutfeature, Short Order, to close theJuly 15-11 event. An Ireland/UK/Germany co-production, Short Order joinsother previously-announced features including On A Clear Day, with Peter Mullan, Billy Boyd and Brenda Blethyn,which opens the event.

Matt Dillon, screening his directorial debutCity Of Ghosts, will join other masterclass andpublic Q&A names in Galway includingPatricia Clarkson, Cambell Scott, Paul Schrader and Luis Mandoki.

The feature line-up includes Gaby Dellal's On a Clear Day (UK); YesimUstaoglu's Waiting for the Clouds (Turkey); Lucile Hadzihalilovic's Innocence, from France, Hany Abu-Assad'sBerlin title Paradise Now andAmerican directors Mystelle Brabbee, with HighwayCourtesans, and Doug Sadler with Swimmers.
The Fleadh programme also contains a tribute to Russian director AlexanderSokurov, part of a section on new Russian cinema, alongside Walter Salles' Dark Water, Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy and Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin.

New Irish features receiving premiere screeningsin Galway with directors and cast in attendance include Dublin-set drama Hill 16, contemporary thriller Winter'sEnd, Pavee Lackeen, a first feature documentary from photographer PerryOgden which looks at the life of a 10-year-old Traveller girl, and Boy Eats Girl, a zombie comedy fromdirector Stephen Bradley and writer Derek Landy.
In parallel with the screenings there are numerous industry seminars andevents, one of which is a two-hour open forum hosted by the Irish Film Board,announcing its intention "to have open and regular communication so that we mayhave the benefit of feedback from all sections of the industry."

It is expected that this will beparticularly well-attended given that much of the local industry is present inGalway for the two-day Galway Film Fair which gives Irish producers theopportunity to have structured business meetings with potential financiers andsales agents from elsewhere in Europe and the US.