Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an extended programme of film and events at the earlier dates of 3-7 August in Kells, County Meath.

The Festival is now inviting submissions for new Irish Feature documentaries for consideration.

To mark its tenth birthday, Guth Gafa will be screening a programme of new Irish feature docs alongside ten outstanding Irish documentaries from the archives, plus a pick of the best 10 international documentaries over the lifetime of Guth Gafa.

The call for all Irish filmmakers to submit feature docs is open from now until midnight Sunday, 15 May.

Guth Gafa will accept any Irish feature documentaries on any human rights, social action and environmental issue subjects, completed since January 2015 and that have not yet been broadcast.

Submission is completely free and online and the submission form can be accessed at this link – https://goo.gl/yvdVvn

“The Irish programme is a critical part of Guth Gafa’s success,” explained festival director, David Rane.

“ Every year we show award-winning docs from around the world, and the international directors are usually in attendance to present their work.

“But it is the Irish docs that always sell out first, and these are the films that many of our audience, including international visitors, want to see. Guth Gafa is now recognised on the international circuit as a festival that should not be missed, so the profile of our programme is high. We look forward to receiving work from Irish filmmakers, both near and far, for consideration for this year’s special festival.”

Guth Gafa International Film Festival has also begun accepting submissions to its Made in Meath/Louth strand, and to its Next Generation Student Short Documentary competition. Details of both these sections can be found on the Guth Gafa website.

For the Next Generation competition, final year film students are invited to submit short documentaries, no longer than 15 mins, on themes in the areas of human rights and social and environment issues.

This competition provides a great first opportunity for young directors to present their films on screen at Guth Gafa and discuss their work afterwards.

The winner will receive a two weeks shooting and two-day post-production package, sponsored by Irish film industry companies.


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