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Student Documentary Film Competition, open to final year and postgraduate student groups and individuals.

Awards & Prize giving ceremony on final day of Guth Gafa
(Sunday 19th May 2013).

This will be Guth Gafa’s second year hosting Next Generation, our student documentary competition, and it is our hope that it will engage our audiences with fresh, youthful material, provide inspiration to other students, and through our prize award – an industry-sponsored production and post-production package – offer assistance to one talented young student filmmaker to make another film in 2013/14. We think that it is even more important now in times of economic difficulties to support the upcoming generation of documentary filmmakers, and encourage them to continue working in this field.

Next Generation is a competitive programme of up to 10 outstanding short documentaries (maximum 10 mins) on the theme of human rights and or social and environmental issues, from Irish media students in their final undergraduate year, or on a postgraduate course. It is a great first opportunity for young directors to present their films on screen and discuss their work afterwards. An international jury of 3 attending industry experts or filmmakers will choose the best of these student documentaries.

The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Friday, April 26th 2013. While work must reach us no later than the specified date we would appreciate submissions in advance.

Prize: An industry-sponsored production and post-production package to make a film in 2013/2014 thanks to sponsors Ardmore Sound, Yard Media and Soilsiú Films.

(16th to 19th MAY 2013)

Videos for submission must be uploaded to a Vimeo web page, and must be password protected.  Details and instructions on how to enter the competition, and how to upload your video, will be sent by email after registration.

Register your interest by emailing and please give us your own name, name of college, year of study, course and contact email address and phone numbers.

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