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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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Video Projection Mapping Artist Talk & Demo with Dr. Martina Cleary

Mayo Ideas week returns this September with a thrilling selection of idea generation, entrepreneurship and business events. With events hosted by over 30 development and enterprise support agencies and organisations in County Mayo from Sept 23rd to 28th, there is a diverse array of opportunities to inspire you to get your ideas off the ground.

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WRAP Fund Information Session and Networking Event

WRAP Fund Information

Mayo County Council Arts Service will host an information session about the WRAP Fund for filmmakers and content creators interested in learning more. Development Manager, Sarah Dillon, will present information on the initiative, opportunities in the sector and how to apply for production and development investment.

About the WRAP Fund

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Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Award

Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Announced

Film Mayo promotes filmmaking in the county, helping professionals to plan shoots to providing information on funding, publicity and local resources.

The bursary award will enable filmmakers born or living in Mayo to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan.

Applications are now open for the Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Residency

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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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