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