#Festival: Guth Gafa opens submissions for Irish Feature documentaries

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.

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

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

Over the past 10 past years, Guth Gafa has screened many multi-award winning new Irish documentaries, which has added something very special to our overall programme.

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

[quote title=”David Rane – Guth Gafa, Festival Director”]The Irish programme is a critical part of Guth Gafa’s success. 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.[/quote]