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Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award

Film Mayo, a Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council, initiative, invite submissions for the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award 2020. 

This Award is for an emerging Mayo born or based filmmaker, working in Ireland.

The aim of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Award is to benefit the successful filmmaker in their own practice.

The award will allow the emerging filmmaker the time to develop new work, dedicate time to research, develop new ideas and to work with the local community.  

Award: €8,000

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WRAP Development Investment Next Deadline Wednesday 17th June 2020

The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP) is delighted to announce a new deadline for its Development Investment for Film, Television, Animation and Games.

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Markosia Press publish comic written by Mayo-born screenwriter

Markosia Press have published a new comic written by Mayo-born screenwriter Mike Heneghan. Buddykar is a cyberpunk story about an isolated man in a future city masquerading as the AI for a self-driving car, but his efforts to hide himself from the world have deadly consequences.

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Mayo Film Makes Virgin Media TV Debut

Backwater a short film that shot in Mayo in 2018 will be making it's television debut on Virgin Media One, on Sunday 1st of March @ 11PM.

The film was written and directed by Brendan McCallion and co-written by Frank O'Malley, a Mayo native who also produced the film. 

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Irish Film and Television Academy launches five-year plan

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has launched a new five-year strategic development plan outlining its objectives and developments through 2024.

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Photogrammetry for Filmmakers, Animators and Game Developers

Learn the fundamentals of the photogrammetry process in the creation of 3D models for Film, VR, Animation and Games at Galway Film Centre

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Return of kids TV show Living with a Fairy

Monday 4th November sees the return of the very popular kids tv show Living with a Fairy for a second series. 

The Fairy has been living with Jay for over a year now and they seem to be getting on well. However the Fairy can't help but play tricks on Jay for fun. 

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The Butterfly Love Song

Seamus Scanlon's new film - The Butterfly Love Song had its world premiere in New York, Sunday Oct 26 at NYU's Cantor Film Center. It was part of the  shorts selection in Irish Screen America's three day film festival showcasing the best in Irish contemporary film.

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Heather Productions Film Crew Call Out

Experienced Film Crew

Heather Productions DAC invite applications:

Experienced film production crew across all departments for:

  • Five-week film shoot duration commencing 30th September 2019
  • Roles commence 19th August – 27th September 2019

Must be resident in Mayo, within a 45km radius of Ballina and surrounding areas. Over 18 years. Be able to arrange travel to and from film workplace.

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