Drop Down Menu
  Business Directory Ad  


Film festival pulls out of Inishowen 20.05.15

ORGANISERS of the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival have announced "with great sadness" that the festival will no longer take place in Co Donegal.
The 9th festival will take place later this year and henceforth in Co Meath.
"It’s very sad for us because we have loved running the festival in Donegal, first in Gortahork for six years, and then in Malin for the last two years," said festival director David Rane.
"The people of Donegal have been good to us. We are truly grateful for the loyalty we have received and we have had some memorable Guth Gafa Festivals there but the economic reality of trying to run an international film festival on a shoestring budget, that was dropping every year, has made it too difficult for Guth Gafa to survive in Donegal."
Lorna McLaughlin of The Henry Girls showing Guth Gafa director David Rane around her home village of Malin in 2013.
Mr Rane said he and his colleagues "always dreamed" that Donegal County Council, Failte Ireland and other funding bodies in the North West would recognise Guth Gafa as a flagship international event, and embrace it and ‘own’ it as a major Donegal event, in a similar way that the Earagail Arts or Bluestack Festivals are recognised.
"Regrettably this hasn’t happened and so it is time to move on," he added.
Guth Gafa 2015 will take place in Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath, and in venues in Kells Town between from October 2- October 4, 2015.
Add to Favorites :: Return to > Top Stories    > News    > Home