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Calling all Community Groups


Galway Film Centre invites community, social and voluntary groups from Galway city to take part in an exciting project that will enable them to make their own documentary. Funded principally by Galway City Council, this project is now in its fifteenth year, during which time the Galway Film Centre have built up an impressive track record of giving people from a wide range of backgrounds access to the art-form of documentary making. The project aims to facilitate community groups to take an active part in the filmmaking process, to develop and create a short documentary in order to tell their own story.


Groups hoping to participate in the projects should have a unique voice, which encapsulates their community, tradition, spirit, lifestyle, views and culture. The selected groups must be able to make a significant time commitment over the summer months. The program is however, very flexible and can be tailored to suit the availability of selected group members.


ID Projects aims to document a broad range of issues and subjects in society by empowering groups to tell their own stories. Galway Film Centre will give professional advice and support to the selected group throughout the entire production process. All equipment and technical advice will be provided and there will be no financial cost for the participating group. The audio-visual medium gives people immediate access to a multitude of skills and is a powerful tool in enabling communities to explore, develop and express their individual and collective creativity.


To date over sixty groups have participated and successfully completed their own films based on the common theme of identity. The selection of groups for the ID Film Project is on a competitive basis so it is advisable to contact the Galway Film Centre for advice on the application process.

For more information and application form please contact:

Nuala Broderick at Galway Film Centre, phone (091) 770748 or

Email: projects@galwayfilmcentre.ie.


Closing date for entries is 16th May 2014.


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