Welcome to the heart of cinematic culture in Galway, where the magic of film comes to life. Galway Film Society is your portal to a world of captivating storytelling, artistic expression, and community engagement through the medium of film.
Founded in 1964, Galway Film Society has been a beacon for film enthusiasts and cinephiles in the vibrant city of Galway. For decades, we have celebrated the art of cinema by curating a diverse selection of thought-provoking, entertaining, and impactful films from around the globe. Our commitment to fostering a love for film and promoting cinematic excellence has made us a beloved institution in the local cultural scene.
At Galway Film Society, our mission is simple yet profound: to bring people together through the power of film. We aim to:
Cultivate Film Appreciation: We believe that film is a powerful medium for connecting people, cultures, and ideas. Through carefully curated screenings and events, we aim to deepen your appreciation of cinema’s artistry and its ability to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought.
Foster Community: Galway Film Society is more than just a place to watch movies. It’s a gathering space for film lovers and storytellers alike. We create opportunities for you to connect with fellow cinephiles, filmmakers, and artists, fostering a sense of belonging and collaboration.
Support Independent Filmmakers: We are passionate about supporting emerging talent and independent filmmakers. Through partnerships, workshops, and screenings, we aim to provide a platform for artists to showcase their work and engage with their audience.
What We Offer
Diverse Film Selection: Our carefully curated film program spans genres, cultures, and eras. From classic masterpieces to contemporary gems, our screenings offer a rich tapestry of cinematic experiences.
Events and Screenings: Join us for our regular screenings, special film festivals, Q&A sessions with directors, and thematic series that explore specific aspects of cinema.
Community Engagement: We encourage discussion, critique, and dialogue by hosting post-screening discussions and film-related events that allow you to engage with the films on a deeper level.
Membership: Become a member of Galway Film Society and enjoy exclusive benefits, including discounts on tickets and access to members-only events.
Join Us in the World of Film
Whether you’re a seasoned film buff or just starting your cinematic journey, Galway Film Society invites you to immerse yourself in the world of film. Join us at our screenings, participate in our events, and be part of a community that shares your passion for storytelling through cinema.
Experience the magic of film with Galway Film Society.