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30th Galway Film Fleadh,

Feature film submissions are now open for the 30th Galway Film Fleadh, taking place between 10th – 15th July, 2018.
The festival is Ireland’s leading film event, known internationally as the discovery place of New Irish Cinema, and home to the Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s only film marketplace.

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An Interview With – Documentary Filmmaker Pat Collins

Resources_Docs_125 - Pat CollinsPat Collins is a documentary filmmaker who has directed over 17 documentaries. He has won multiple awards for his work that includes Michael Hartnett: A Necklace of Wrens, Oileán Thoraí, Marooned and Gabriel Byrne – Stories From Home. in 2012 he directed his first feature drama, Silence. He spoke to Vanessa Gildea, for Film Ireland, about his filmmaking background and his approach to documentary making.

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An Interview With – Documentary Filmmaker Liz Mermin

Resources_Docs_125 - Liz MerminLiz Mermin is a London-based independent filmmaker from New York specialising in off-beat social-issue documentaries on international topics. Her films include The Beauty Academy of Kabul, Office Tigers and Shot in Bombay and her work has appeared on BBC4, Sundance Channel, Discovery and elsewhere. Vanessa Gildea, for Film Ireland, asked her about her experiences as a documentary filmmmaker and for her advice for those looking to make documentaries.

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An Interview With – Documentary Filmmaker Steve James

Resources_Docs_139 - Steve James2Best known for his 1994 debut film Hoop Dreams, a portrait of two young basketball hopefuls, Steve James has spent over 16 years making documentaries. His work often explores race divisions within American society, such as his 2011 film The Interpreters, which looks at gang violence in the Chicago area. He met Anna Rodgers, for Film Ireland, at Sheffield Doc/Fest and discussed his life in documentary and the virtues of being an outsider.

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