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The Long Wet Grass Update

The Long Wet Grass short film is set at Callow Lake (on the road between Swinford and Foxford) and is based on a prize winning story and a play of the same name. 

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Mayo Short wins Award in L.A

Congratulations to 'Rapacious' a short film shot in Moore Hall in County Mayo last year has won Best Short Drama at the recent Los Angeles Short Film Festival in California, U.S.A.

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Mayo native nomination in Irish Animation Awards

Mayo native Mike Heneghan, has been been nominated in the "Best Writer for an Animated Series" category in the third Irish Animation Awards which will take place on March 23rd as part of the Dingle Film Festival. The nomination is for his work on Space Chickens in Space, which is a Disney/Gingerbread's sci-fi/comedy series broadcasting on Disney channels worldwide. 

The awards are sponsored by RTÉ, Screen Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Philip Lee, Celaction, Screen Skills Ireland, Brophy Gillespie and Gorilla Post.

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Reports of a Crash – Photographic Exhibition and Talk by local filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney.

Mayo filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney, was the successful recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre. Film Mayo is a Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council initiative.

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Open Masterclasses for Irish talent on Television Serial Drama Development as part of the Torino SeriesLab in Castlebar December 14th.

Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland and the Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP Fund) are delighted to announce open masterclasses for Irish professionals as part of the TorinoFilmLab’s Irish workshopping weekend for the third edition of SeriesLab.

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IRISH ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Now going in to the 7th year of success the Irish Adventure Film Festival  will take place in Mayo in March 2019. Attracting over 150 films from 34 countries, crammed in to two days of viewing pleasure. The festival plays host and homage to the ‘Best of the Best’ when it comes to adventure films, stories and adventurers.

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Mayo features heavily in GMarsh TV Wildkids

Mayo features heavily in  brand-new RTEjr television series "Wild Kids" which follows passionate wildlife warriors –Kealan Doyle, Ciara Dolan, Sarah Sarsfield and John Lusby as they travel the length and breadth of the country showing us the nature that is right under our nose – we just need to know where to look for it!

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Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP) Development Support scheme Deadline

The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP)  Development Support scheme is open to teams (where at least one Producer has a production company established in the WRAP region) with a feature film, television drama or animation that they wish to develop.  

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