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ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL IN MAYO

Now in its 4th year the Irish based Why Not? Adventure Film Festival will be returning to Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar  and the Welcome Inn Hotel Castlebar on Oct 8th . 167 films from 37 countries were submitted this year with only 14 being selected for the official programme.

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Masterclass on MEDIA Schemes

The MEDIA Offices are presenting a Masterclass covering all aspects of the new guidelines for Development Funding and TV Programming support on Monday 12 October. Registration is from 10am and the Masterclass will run from 10.30am until 12.30pm in the IFI, Eustace Street, Dublin 2.

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Jim Sheridan guest of honour at The Field 25th Anniversary Festival

The Field 25th Anniverary Festival took place in Leenan last week (September 25th/26th).  There was a great crowd at the launch, which took place in the community centre.  A photographic exhibition by photographer Rod Tuach adonerd the walls, Rod was the set photographer on The Field.  The local community had also lent their precious images of the shoot and these too were on display, along with local paintings of characters from The Field.  One could really get a sense of how much The Field has meant to the community of Leenane.  There wa

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Film Mayo are finalists in the Realex Payments Web Awards 2015

Film Mayo are delighted to be one of eleven finalists in the Realex Payments Web Awards 2015 under the category - Best Government and Local Government Website – Sponsored by SENSORPRO.    The ceremony is in the RDS Concert Hall on October 15th. Fingers crossed.

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Remembering Actor and Reverand Roger Grainger

Rev and actor Roger Grainger (81) had considerable experience of both professional and amateur theatre, having started out in radio with BBC Children's Hour and trained at RADA, and worked with Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop and afterwards at the Old Vic. He had also taken part in a range of TV series,  some of his acting experience included, episodes of 'Last of the Summer Wine', beginning with the episode called 'The Odd Dog Man' ( late 1970s), an episode of 'Heartbeat' (1980's) and 'Remember Me' a TV Drama, starring Michael Palin.

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Archival film footage from Co. Mayo during Westport Arts Festival

 Draíocht Mhaigh Eo - Archival film footage from Co. Mayo has been obtained from the Irish Film Institute. The film footage is silent, and with funding received through DEIS, the traditional arts funding scheme of the Arts Council of Ireland, a new piece of music was commissioned to accompany the film. This music has been composed by two Westport residents: Achill native and Pipe Major of the Clew Bay Pipe Band, Des Cafferkey, and Bartholomew de Boer, originally from Poland, producer and engineer at the Clew Bay Recording Studio.

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RTÉ’s brand new quiz show seeks contestants

A new quiz show will be hitting your screens this year, testing people’s knowledge of the last 40 years and we are looking for teams to take part now.

In each show, teams of three friends and/or relatives will battle it out for the top prize, answering questions from the last four decades of memorable moments, from sport and TV to politics and pop!

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Big Stories on the Small Screen

Big Stories on the Small Screen is a new initiative, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Screen Training Ireland, focused on developing Irish skills in quality long-form screen drama.

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Producer Martina Niland talk at Westport Arts Festival Oct 4th

Sunday 4th October in Westport Town Hall Theatre at 2.00 pm

Martina Niland is an honors graduate of Communications – Film & Broadcasting and is a well-established film and television producer based in Dublin, and originally from Westport, Co. Mayo.

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Clare island Film Festival 18 - 20 Sept

2015 sees the festival working on developing the short film focus. There will be at least two feature length films over the course of the festival, but the remainder will be a feast of easily digestible shorts. The shorts screening slots will be about an hour long each, which will hopefully encourage people to hop on the ferry and catch a few films over the weekend!

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