THE programme for the 10th Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival , which takes place 3-7 August at Headfort House, Kells Co Meath, is now live on our website!
Over the course of the four-day festival, we will screen upwards on 60 films, including 32 Irish Premieres and one World Premiere.
Almost 30 filmmakers will converge on our festival village from as far away as Australia, South America and the Arctic Circle for what promises to be the biggest and best Guth Gafa to date.
“2016 is a special year for us as we celebrate our tenth birthday with our biggest most ambitious programme to date,” says festival director, David Rane.
“It also marks our third year at Headfort House and with our earlier August dates we look forward to welcoming what we hope will be our biggest audience yet to this magnificent location to enjoy some of the stunning range of films we have on offer.”
And in a first for an Irish film festival, Guth Gafa will unveil a Virtual Reality cinema, to showcase some of the most innovative documentary films with the latest technology.
One of our five pop-up cinemas, the Guth Gafa Vroom, will offer audiences the unique experience of the brave new world of immersive cinema.
By just donning a headset, viewers will be transported to the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan or the GPO during the Easter or the Apollo 11 on its mission to the moon.
“Guth Gafa is proud to be the first Irish film festival to venture into the world of Virtual Reality,” said Rane.
“Virtual Reality filmmaking is really taking flight and this has been recognised this year by all the top film festivals in the world.
“It is particularly relevant to the world of documentary filmmaking, so we are delighted that Guth Gafa is showcasing some of the newest and most groundbreaking VR short docs and bringing some of the filmmakers to Kells to talk about their work.”
Full details of film camps, workshops, masterclasses and other festival events will go up in the coming days.
But for now take a moment to savour the exciting range of films on offer and grab an Early Bird pass while you still can!