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Mind the Gap are looking for old footage

I'm writing from the independent TV production company Mind the Gap
Films about a national call for home movies, amateur and professional
footage of community festivals. We're in production on a series about
these festivals around Ireland, particularly those that crown a festival
queen.

Apart from filming at six festivals this summer we want to illustrate
the history of this tradition by using archive footage of festivals in
years past   baking competitions, parades, funfairs, festival queen
competitions; all the events that make these traditional festivals what
they are.

The programme is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, which
only backs programming of historical, social or cultural merit. The aim
of the programme is to celebrate the history of these festivals while
showing that they are still alive and well today.

We would be very grateful if you could pass on the word to your members
or any film clubs you are in contact with. We would love to get footage
stretching back as far as possible, and chances are there will be some
gems hiding under beds or in attics! We can also reassure anyone who is
interested that anything we receive will be returned to its owner.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If I can provide more
information, or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to
contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Fran McNulty


Researcher
Mind the Gap Films
6 Wilton Place
Dublin 2

(01)6624742
+353 87 274 0914
fran@mindthegapfilms.com

www.mindthegapfilms.com

Mind the Gap are looking for old film footage of community festivals


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