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Galway Film Centre Welcomes European Colleagues to Galway!

Galway Film Centre is delighted to welcome our Screen Talent Europe colleagues to Galway this Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June.

Screen Talent Europe is an international network of fourteen film workshops and media centres in seven European countries including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Faroe Islands, Germany, France, and Ireland. The purpose of the network is to exchange knowledge, experience and methods, through collaborations, talent camps, network meetings and conferences to facilitate and support emerging film practitioners.

Representatives from each of the European centres will join us in Galway including:

Filmtalent, Denmark, Aarhus Filmværksted , Filmværkstedet København, Open Workshop Viborg, Odense Filmværksted, Filmværkstedet Klippfisk, Tvibit Tromsø, Mediefabrikken, Filmcloud & Kultur i Väst, Filmbasen Stockholm, Film i Skåne, Filmwerkstatt Kiel & Ciclic Animation.

The main focus of this Screen Talent Europe meeting is the ‘Northern Peripheries’ project, Galway Film Centre’s principal project for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. The Screen Talent Europe representatives will have an opportunity to meet with members of the Galway 2020 team and discuss plans for the development of ‘Northern Peripheries’, which will include a European Filmmaking Talent Camp along with a Screen Talent Europe conference, all to take place in Galway in 2020.

The Northern Peripheries project builds on previous Screen Talent Europe talent camps and projects that have taken place in Lofoten, Palestine and Galway. Screen Talent Europe Talent Camps are opportunities for young filmmakers from all over Europe to work together to create documentary films along with availing of mentorship from leading established European filmmakers.

Galway Film Centre is also keen to host a discussion around the importance of regional film funds as several of the organisations in the Screen Talent Europe network have links with this vital type of financial support in their areas. We will present information on the WRAP Fund (Western Regional Audiovisual Producers) and it’s future impact on the audiovisual sector in the West of Ireland.

We are looking forward to welcoming our European colleagues to Galway for this important and special two day meeting and to developing further our plans for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

For more information on Screen Talent Europe see:

http://www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/category/screen-talent-europe/

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