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Spot Mayo locations during ‘Aerial Ireland’ which airs Monday 9th January at 9pm on be3.

Aerial Ireland is a fascinating and revealing story of Ireland: its geology, natural terrain, human history and built environment as seen from the air.

The stunning beauty of Mayo features during the programme, locations in Mayo include Croagh Patrick, The Deserted Village - Achill, Ashford Castle, Cong village, The Greenway, Rockfield Castle and the Neolithic Ceide Fields.

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Inaugural Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Recipient Announced

Film Mayo is delighted to announce that scriptwriter Jennifer Davidson is the recipient of their inaugural Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie bursary.  The bursary was open to filmmakers born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Applicants for the bursary needed to show significant achievement in their field or demonstrate a high degree of promise. All submissions were assessed by an independent, expert panel.

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Knock Documentary, Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village, Screens on RTE one tonight

Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village, a new Irish feature documentary from Underground Films screens tonight 21st of December at 9.35pm on RTÉ1.

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The Switch film project seek fundraising

Writer/Director Peter John Sinclair and Actor/Producer Olivia LaCroix are currently fundraising to start shooting their film project, “The Switch”.

Director of Photography, Brian Durcan, and the crew aim to film a trailer in  Westport  in January of 2017. The trailer will then go on and be used to promote the making of a full length feature film.

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Call for Actress for a short fine art film

Call for an actress in the Mayo / Galway region, preferably someone with a background in performance/ expressive dance, for a short fine art film. The fee is low and it is for a one day shoot before Christmas. 

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Galway City of Film and RTÉ announce new Short Film Commission

Galway City of Film is delighted announce the return of the Short Film Commission Scheme a partnership scheme with RTÉ and Galway Film Centre. Writers are invited to submit a story idea and the best three ideas will be selected and receive a prize of €500 each. These three writers will go on to be mentored by an experienced Script Editor to bring their idea from a story outline to a finished script. From this, one script will be selected and made into a short film.

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Knock Documentary, ‘Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village’ out now on DVD.

New Irish feature documentary from Underground Films, ‘Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village’ out now on DVD.

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Mayo Director's Feature Film "Soulsmith" will have its premier at Cork Film Festival

Congratulations to Feature Film Soulsmith which will have its premier at the 61st Cork Film Festival on Sunday 20th of November at 1pm. This feature film was directed by Castlebar native Kevin Henry. 

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Swinford represented on The Taste of Success tonight.

The Taste of Success, with a €100,000 prize sponsored by Lidl Ireland, continues with last year's winning mentor JP McMahon taking charge at the Connaught/Ulster roadshow in Westport.

The Taste of Success, Episode 3 of 8, RTÉ One, Tuesday November 8th at 8.30pm

On the third episode of The Taste of Success, hosted by Dáithí Ó Sé, we meet:

Fiona Ryan from Swinford in Mayo is a café owner who hopes her family recipe for apple tart can earn her a crust.

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The Fireman and The Nurse screening in Ballina Arts Centre

Writer/Director Gemma Doorly and Actor Tony Murphy were in Ballina Arts Centre last week to show a private screening of the award winning short film, The Fireman and the Nurse, to Mayo Youth Theatre who formed part of the cast of the film.  Mayo Youth Theatre participants Vanessa Byrne and Adam O’Malley were presented with framed posters of the short.  The Fireman and the Nurse was shot on location in Killala , Co Mayo in April 2016.  The screening was followed by a Q&A.

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