Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival

| September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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The Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival have announced the Guth Gafa Film Week, which will take place in two locations this autumn.

The week-long festival will get underway on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday October 26th in the 17th century village of Malin, Co Donegal, its spiritual home.

Over the following weekend (November 1st and 2nd), it will move to the grounds of the 18th century Headfort House, close to the historic village of Kells in Co Meath.

In between, the festival will host a number of special events including an international film industry conference, details of which will be announced very soon.

Director, David Rane points out that Guth Gafa, now in its eighth year, is following the pattern of many of the most successful international film festivals, which have screenings in more than one location.

“Ultimately this is about creating opportunities for as wide an audience as possible to see some of the best documentary films in the world. We have wonderful films to show that deal with many of the most important issues of the day and our aim is to get them out to as many people as we can while retaining the intimacy of the festival,” he said.

This year’s programme, which is currently being finalised by festival directors, David Rane and Neasa Ní Chiannáin, will feature some of the most recent award-winning international documentaries. There will be a special focus on films that deal with themes of human rights and social issues and will provide a forum for lively discussion with the filmmakers in attendance at both venues.

The programme will also include a number of recently-made feature- length Irish documentaries.
 

Early Festival tickets are available for both locations through the festival website – http://tinyurl.com/guthgafa-com-earlybirdpasses

 

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