Over the weekend of 20th – 22nd of July, Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival will offer audiences the cream of this year’s international and Irish documentaries. Now in it’s 12th year Guth Gafa has become a well-established event on the arts calendar in the North East, and this year promises to be their best programme yet, with over 30 films from 15 countries screening, and filmmmakers flying in from all over the world to present their work, and take part in Q&As.
Highlights of the 2018 programme include 6 films from the Sundance Film Festival 2018 line-up, including the Audience Award winner, Science Fair, an affectionate and supremely entertaining ode to the teenage ‘science geeks’ who enter the world’s biggest Young Scientists’ competition.
Guth Gafa also has a strong Irish programme, which includes two controversial new films I, Dolours, a cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, militant IRA activist, hunger striker and dissident Republican, and A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot, a film that gets to grips with the trauma and bitterness around ‘punishment shootings’ and then on a lighter note, The Man Who Wanted to Fly, a charming and funny film about two Cavan bachelors in their ‘80s, one of whom decides he wants to fly a plane for the first time, before it’s too late!
Also screening will be a selection of films and activities aimed at families and children, including the Oscar-nominated animation, The Breadwinner.
There will also be an eclectic mix of food vendors and live music.
The full programme is now available to view online at http://www.guthgafa.com