The creative team behind the award-winning Irish film The Farthest  will offer a unique insight into the making of the film at the 11th Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival which is taking place at Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath over the August Bank Holiday weekend (4-7 August).

Find out how this ambitious project, which follows Nasa’s Voyager spacecraft as far as interstellar space, was honed into a profound cinematic experience from thousands of hours of archive footage, contributions from the people who played key roles, stunning cinematography and visual and sound effects.

Director, Emer Reynolds and key members of her team will reveal some of their secrets in a panel discussion following the screening of the film at 4.30pm on Saturday 5 August in the Adam Room at Headfort House.

Finding the best distribution pathway for a completed film is a challenge facing every Irish documentary filmmaker, and this year’s Guth Gafa programme includes Irish films School Life, Elian and The Farthest, all with very different stories to tell.


The festival is hosting a a workshop aimed at Irish filmmakers trying to achieve international distribution for their film. Supported by Screen Training Ireland, the workshop, which will take place in the Headfort Theatre on Sunday 6 August at 2.30pm, will be led by Robin Smith, the Toronto based head of independent film distribution company Blue Ice Docs and president of KinoSmith and recognised as one of the world’s leading documentary industry experts. Places can be booked for this event via the Guth Gafa website.

And in a new first for Guth Gafa, a daily Coffee with the Filmmakers event will take place in the Green Room at Headfort House every morning,  throughout the festival weekend. This will create space for audiences to meet with filmmakers for conversations, both informally and semi-formally, led by Guth Gafa personnel, about their work.

Full programme details are available on the Guth Gafa website,









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