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Rathmullan locals turn to filmmaking as Covid forces festival online

The Rathmullan Film Festival has always had a community ethos but this year due to Covid-19 it is a totally homegrown event.

In the seaside village of about 500 people overlooking Lough Swilly, the locals have turned filmmakers for Film Fest 2021.

Tweaking the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention, the view in Rathmullan is that it is also the mother of creativity. It was clear the festival would have to go online but what to show?

Lockdown saw a lot of people with time on their hands so they answered the call of the festival organisers and decided to give filmmaking a go.


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