#Industry: Alan Duggan announced as new manager of Galway Film Centre
Alan Duggan has been announced as the new Manager of Galway Film Centre.
Alan is an Annaghdown, Co. Galway native and a veteran of the mobile games industry. He is the CEO of Tribal City Interactive which is part of the new games hub based in the Cluain Mhuire campus of GMIT. He holds a Degree in Engineering from the University of Limerick and also studied at Boston University and MIT.
We are delighted to welcome Alan as the new Manager of Galway Film Centre. On behalf of the board of the centre we look forward to working with him on the continued development of both Galway Film Centre and the Galway UNESCO City of Film designation.
Celine Curtin, Chairperson of Galway Film Centre
For more info on Alan see the ‘A Tribal Vision’ interview conducted last year on behalf of Galway 2020.
Founded in 1989, Galway Film Centre is a non-profit, members based organisation dedicated to the development of film as an artistic medium in the West of Ireland. To this end, they support filmmakers, community and youth groups through education and training, equipment provision and information.
In 2014 Galway was awarded the prestigious title of UNESCO City of Film as a result of a bid led by Galway Film Centre in partnership with both local authorities and over 50 local companies involved in the audiovisual sector. Since gaining the designation Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board, Údarás na Gaeltacht and TG4 have all been involved in setting up a governance structure whereby the UNESCO City of Film offices are now housed within Galway Film Centre. This initiative is also supported by Pálás Cinema, Galway Film Fleadh, Telegael, Eo Telifís and all of the main production companies and filmmakers based in Galway city and county.
The GFC is located in Galway city, just a short walk from the Eye Cinema, in the Cluain Mhuire Campus of GMIT.