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Guth Gafa Announces Further Highlights
21 May 2010 :
Kim Longinotto
The Guth Gafa Film Festival which runs from 11th to 13th June 2010 will be attended by Sundance award winner Kim Longinotto who will host a masterclass at the event. The event will also play host to a ‘Meet the Experts’ session, ‘Doc Outreach’ and ‘Through Kids’ Eyes’.

‘Up Close’, a masterclass supported by FÁS Screen Training Ireland, will explore Kim Longinotto’s work as director and cinematographer while showing extracts of her award-winning films. This event will discuss how to work as both director and cinematographer, how to work with strong human rights subjects and issues, as well as the importance of spontaneity in documentary film. The masterclass will be held on Sunday 13th June 2pm. Two of Longinotto’s films, ‘Pride of Place’ (UK, 1976) and ‘Divorce Iranian Style’ (UK, 1998), will also be screened over the festival weekend.

Kim Longinotto is one of the pre-eminent international documentary filmmakers working today, renowned for creating extraordinary human portraits and tackling controversial topics with sensitivity and compassion. She has won many international awards including most recently the World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary at Sundance in 2009 and HotDocs 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Other special events for film professionals will include ‘Meet the Experts’ which has previously featured Geoff Gilmore (Director Sundance Film Festival) and Elizabeth Radshaw (HotDocs Forum), Guth Gafa offers another eclectic line-up for this year's ‘Meet the Experts’ round. Patricia Finneran (Senior Consultant, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program), Peter Jäger (Managing Director, Autlook Filmsales) and John Appel (Multi Award winning Filmmaker, Mentor) will make this an event not to be missed. “Meet the Experts” is supported by Screen Producers Ireland.

The panel ‘Doc Outreach – The Festival and Beyond’, supported by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) and moderated by Mick Hannigan, Director of the Cork Film Festival, will look at the outreach and distribution of documentary films after their festival launch. Panel guests will be Dominique Henskens (Communications and Marketing Manager, IFF Rotterdam), Meike Statema (IDFAcademy and IDFA Summer School Coordinator), Hana Kulhankova (Director, One World Int’l Human Rights Doc Festival, Prague) and Lise Lense-Møller (Producer and Educator, Magic Hour Films).

Through Kids Eyes, a forum supported by RTÉ Young Peoples Programming will discuss how to make factual children’s programmes, with children, about children and for children. It will explore how adults could enter a child’s world and how filmmakers working with children can capture their lives in an authentic way. The successful filmmakers Cúán Mac Conghail, (On the Block – Tory Island), Gabriel Noble (P-Star Rising) and Chloe Ruthven, (Mario and Nini) will talk about their films and discuss different forms of documentary and the specific working methods they use when filming with children. The three films of the attending filmmakers will be screened in succession before the one hour “Through Kids Eyes” forum, which will be moderated by Sheila de Courcy, Commissioning Editor for Young Peoples' Programmes, RTÉ.

There will also be One on One Meeting’s with Sales Agent Peter Jäger from Autlook Films Austria and Kimberley Anwen from Journeyman Pictures UK an Industry meeting between Irish producers/directors and Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Communications during the festival weekend.

For more details about any of the recently added highlights visit www.guthgafa.com.

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