FILM Ambassadors from primary schools around Kells are assembling on Monday and Tuesday to privately view a selection of kids’ documentaries for the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival which gets underway at Headfort House on Wednesday 3rd August.
For the first time, Guth Gafa has recruited the young person film jury in advance of the festival to watch four selected films about children from around the world and then voted on their favourite film.
They will then make a presentation on behalf of the Young Person’s Jury to the director of the winning film following its screening during the main festival over the weekend.
“This is really all about inspiring the next generation of Documentary Film audiences,” said Guth Gafa director, David Rane.
“For most of these children, it will probably be the first time they will have seen a feature length documentary film and we hope this will inspire them to watch more of the kind of films we show at Guth Gafa.”
The 10th Guth Gafa Festival will be officially opened by Minister of State, Helen McEntee at Headfort House in Kells on Wednesday evening with the opening film, Sour Grapes, about a multi-million dollar wine forgery, being repeated over the festival weekend.