2014 Festival Update - March
Mar 13, 2014
Hello Guth Gafa friends and supporters. A lot of people have been asking for 2014 festival dates and film submission information. Well, funding decisions have been much later than usual this year, and with only two months to go to our usual May dates, and only two of our six major funders so far confirmed, the Guth Gafa Festival will not go ahead now in May, but will move to the end of the summer. That's sad news cos we all have to wait a few months for our 8th Guth Gafa, and another fantastic programme of documentaries.
Coming soon - Dates for 2014 & Submission Information
Feb 6, 2014
Thanks to all our supporters and regular visitors who have been emaiing us about our 2014 dates. We hope to anounce them very shortly, so please bear with us for another two weeks.  Also thank you to those filmmakers who have been asking about film submissions and entry criteria.  This information will also be posted on our website within the next two weeks.  Thanks again.
Thank you from the Guth Gafa team
May 31, 2013
The Guth Gafa team wish to extend their gratitude to all of the filmmakers, sponsors, volunteers, festival attendees and, last but not least, the people of Inishowen, for helping to make the 2013 festival an overwhelming success.
Guth Gafa receives glowing review in the Irish Times
May 24, 2013

Five days after the 2013 Guth Gafa ended, the festival has received a glowing review in the Irish Times culture section. Rosita Boland, features writer at the paper, attended the festival from Thursday to Sunday, and wrote of her experiences in todays newspaper. You can read the full article below.

Opening Night a great success
May 17, 2013
The 7th Guth Gafa Film Festival opened last night in Malin village with a huge crowd of local people and international visitors arriving to a taste of delicious Tyrconnell single malt whiskey, and the warm hospitlaity of the Malin Hotel, where the surprise opening film was...
Bosse Lindquist Workshop on Sunday 19th May
May 16, 2013
Award-winning Swedish director, Bosse Lindquist has been invited by the Guth Gafa team to take over the Screen Training Ireland workshop slot on Sunday 19th, following the withdrawal by Cambodian/US director, Kalyanee Mam, due to a sudden illness.  We extend our best wishes to Kalyanee for a speedy recovery, and thank Bosse for standing in at short notice.
Bus Timetable
May 16, 2013

Derry and Inishowen Bus Timetable online now!

Student Deal
May 14, 2013
Guth Gafa is a wonderful opportunity for film students to watch a fantastic selection of documentaries, meet world class directors and take part in lively debates and Q&A’s.
5 Days to Go - Friday 17th Special Offer
May 12, 2013
With just 5 days to go to the 7th Guth Gafa Festival, we are offering an amazing deal for those of you who are still deciding whether to come up to Guth Gafa on Friday or Saturday.  Buy a ticket online for our incredible Soundbreaker movie and Kimmo Pohjonen gig combo in Foyle Theatre, Derry for Friday 17th, and we'll give you a free ticket to one of the first films on Saturday 18th in either Malin or Derry.
Guth Gafa and Volta
May 10, 2013
Guth Gafa are delighted to team up with www.volta.ie to curate a collection of documentaries that embody the spirit of the festival and will whet your appetite for the 7th Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival. Volta is Ireland’s finest on demand video service for high quality Irish, International and independent films and documentaries.
Experience Inishowen at Guth Gafa
May 9, 2013

While visiting the Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival, take the time to discover one of the Northwest’s most beautiful regions – the Inishowen Peninsula.

50 Years since the last film in Malin
May 5, 2013

How do you stage a film festival in a tiny village where it’s been over 50 years since the last film was shown? Simple! You transform the village into a multiplex.

Getting Here and Staying Here
May 5, 2013
Donegal might seem like it's an age away, but on a nice day, when the traffic is quiet, it's less than three and a half hours drive from Dublin. And when you get here, you can camp, hostel, self-cater or B&B in beautiful Inishowen, from as little as €5 per night.

Get Your Guth Gafa 3 Day Festival Ticket!
May 2, 2013

Book a 3-Day Guth Gafa Festival Pass for access to screenings and events!

Final Chance for Industry Deal - 50% off
Apr 28, 2013

Final chance for industry members from Ireland or abroad, to avail of a discount rate for Guth Gafa.  Guth Gafa is offering a final 50% discount to any Industry members who register for accreditation before 13th May 2013.  Accreditation will include a free festival pass, and access to all industry events.

Full Programme of Films Announced
Apr 22, 2013

Guth Gafa is proud to announce the programme for our 7th International Documentary Festival, which includes some of the top documentaries in the world. In the line up are 17 international feature documentaries from 14 different countries, many of which have won the top awards around the world, seven Irish feature docs and a selection of outstanding shorts.

Guth Gafa is 'Hot' according to The Irish Times
Apr 13, 2013
With just 5 weeks to go to kick-off of the 7th Guth Gafa Documentary Festival in our new home in Malin Village, and before we have even launched our amazing programme of award-winning films, we have been listed on the 'What's Hot' list in today's Irish Times. Our international programme will be announced this coming week, followed closely by our Irish selections, so watch this space, but meanwhile, here's a little taste of why we are 'hot'
Next Generation Student Short Documentary Competition
Apr 4, 2013

Next Generation is a Student Documentary Film Competition, open to final year and postgraduate student groups and individuals from colleges on the island of Ireland.  Selected films will screen during the 7th Guth Gafa Festival (16th to 19th May 2013) and awards and prize ceremony will be on the final day of Guth Gafa – Sunday 19th May.

New Home for Guth Gafa
Jan 17, 2013
The Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival this year returns to Donegal for its’ 7th edition, which will take place in the picturesque village of Malin on the tip of the Inishowen Peninsula from May 16th-19th.


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