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Epilepsy Ireland in partnership with Helium Arts will host a series of film workshops for young people

This spring, Epilepsy Ireland in partnership with Helium Arts will host a series of film workshops for young people age 16-21 living with epilepsy. The workshops will take place in Galway, Dublin and Cork and include a hands-on introduction to filmmaking and plot generating.

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2017 seeks submissions by 28th Feb

First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2017 is back in April, 27-29, to celebrate it’s 8th year!  They set out to support young aspiring filmmakers, from Cork, all over Ireland and abroad and provide an opportunity to screen their films and bring them together in a great festival atmosphere to network and learn from each other and from professionals.

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Mayo Commercial Director shortlisted as Young Irish Director in ICAD awards

Film and Commercial director, Lorcan Hynes from Mayo, has been shortlisted as Young Irish Director of the year 2017, in the commercial category for his work on the Connacht Film - We Believe. The awards are run by ICAD (The Institute of Creative Advertising and Design) and winners will be announced on Thursday 23rd of February .  Lorcan makes carefully crafted cinematic commercials, blending authentic performance with beautiful Images and brooding sound to create powerful emotive stories.

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You can still catch the Clare Island episode of Nationwide on RTÉ Player

Broadcast on February 6th 2017, you can still catch the Clare Island episode of Nationwide on RTÉ Player

Clare Island is one of Ireland's most beautiful and is the first of three islands off the West coast of Ireland. Located 5.6 kms off the coast of Mayo, Clare Island is situated at the mouth of Clew Bay.

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/nationwide-21/10683572/?ap=1

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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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