Three TG4 features to premiere at Galway Film Fleadh

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The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell

Three features commissioned by TG4 are set to receive their premieres at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, including the latest Cine4 feature Foscadh.

Produced by Magamedia and based on the book The Thing About December by Dónal Ryan, Foscadh will screen outdoors on Friday 23 July.

It will be the third film presented by Cine4, following on from Finky (2019) and Arracht (2020).

The feature docu-drama The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell will premier online on Thursday 22 July.

Produced by Rosg, it reveals on screen for the first time the true story behind one of the most compelling murder plots in Irish history, a thrilling tale of violence, courtroom drama, romance and political intrigue.

Containing evidence from British Home Office files kept secret for 100 years, it reveals shocking new information about the fate of the quietly-spoken Donegal man who killed the infamous informer James Carey on a ship near South Africa in 1883.

Doineann, a TG4 / Northern Ireland Screen funded film will then premier online on July 25. The Film Fleadh children’s programme will screen Irish language animation Sol, a little boy’s journey through grief.

For the second year, TG4 will sponsor the Short Film awards at the Fleadh, a category which showcases and promotes new emerging talent.

Speaking about this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, TG4’s Commissioning Editor Deirbhile Ní Churraighín said: “TG4 is delighted to premier three films at this year’s Film Fleadh, including the third Cine4 release, which is a partnership between TG4, Screen Ireland and the BAI, to develop original feature films in the Irish language and to bring Irish language drama to Cinema audiences in Ireland and worldwide.

“TG4 is also proud to sponsor the Short Film Awards category which recognises up and coming talent in film.”

All screenings can be booked via Galway Film Fleadh booking office:  https://galwayfilmfleadh.eventive.org/films