Paula Kehoe

Documentary + Film Director
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  • I am Galway 2020
    2016 — Short Film — 4 mins
  • Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion: Poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi
    2015 — Documentary — 60 mins
  • An Dubh ina Gheal (Assimilation)
    2013 — TV Documentary
  • Garraí Glas
    2012 — Feature Film
  • Radharc Na Rúise
    2012 — Feature Film
  • A Burning Question
    2010 — Feature Film
  • 2014 — Winner
    Prix Circom — European Regional TV. An Dubh ina Gheal
  • 2014 — Nominee
    Celtic Media Festival — Golden Torc Award. An Dubh ina Gheal
  • 2014 — Winner
    Irish Language Media Awards — Program of the Year. An Dubh ina Gheal

Paula Kehoe is an award-winning filmmaker whose work in documentary is informed by an interest in social justice, the environment, language and culture. Her passion is creative documentary because of the myriad possibilities for telling stories in ways that stretch the boundaries of form and genre. ‘An Dubh in Gheal: Assimilation’ featuring Louis de Paor, explores the complex relationship between indigenous Australians and the Irish in Australia; it won the Radharc Award in 2014. ‘Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion’ is a critically acclaimed creative portrait of the revolutionary Irish poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi.

A feature of Paula’s work is the exploration of the possibilities for visualising poetry on film. She recently created Ireland’s first narrative-led VR 360 film, ‘I am Galway 2020’ as Filmmaker in Residence for Galway’s successful bid for European Capital of Culture in 2020. It is a cinematic and poetic vision of Galway for the 21st century. She is currently working on new transmedia and immersive film projects.

Paula’s work has been shown at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin; Female Eye Film Festival Toronto; Irish Film Festival Sydney; Cuala Festival New York; Capital Irish Film Festival Washington DC; Cork Film Festival; Galway Film Festival , Screen4All 360 Film Festival Paris and many more.