IFI Film & Meal Deal is back for June!

The IFI Film & Meal Deal is back!

Get your film ticket + 1 main course in the IFI Cafe Bar for just €15 all day, every Monday* and Tuesday in June!

Choose from one of our IFI [...]

[BLOG] Ireland’s Other Voices: Portrayals of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Lives on Irish Screens

To mark Ireland’s historic Marriage Referendum on Friday, May 22nd, this month’s blog from the IFI Irish Film Archive’s Tiernan MacBride library examines fictional and factual depictions of gay, lesbian and bisexual lives in Ireland’s film and television productions. We present [...]

[Podcast] Listen to Aidan Gillen and director Simon Blake talk about STILL (now showing!)

Following an exclusive preview of their new film, Still, at the IFI last Thursday, May 14th, actor Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire, Love/Hate) and director Simon Blake spoke to The Irish Times‘ Tara Brady about making the [...]

IFI announces Julia O’Mahony as the 2015 winner of the Pete Walsh Critical Writing Award

Julia O’Mahony has been named winner of the IFI Pete Walsh Critical Writing Award for her review of Skip Kite’s 2014 film Tony Benn: Will & Testament.

The IFI Pete Walsh Critical Writing Award is an annual award inspired by the late, [...]

New Irish Documentaries Wanted

IFI Documentary Festival (formerly known as Stranger Than Fiction) has been expanded to five days and will take place between September 23-27th 2015.

The IFI are now accepting entries of  Irish feature-length documentaries (over 60-minutes) and Irish and international short documentaries (under 20-minutes). [...]

Are you an IFI Member aged 18 – 25? IFI & Europa Cinemas call for entries to ’28 Times Cinema’

Are you an IFI member aged 18-25?

Do you like watching films and discussing them?

Would you like to participate in the Venice Film Festival (September 2nd - 12th 2015)?

The IFI in conjunction with Europa Cinemas will select three [...]

[Podcast] Listen back to Lenny Abrahamson’s extended introduction to Ingmar Bergman’s Persona at the IFI

We were thrilled to welcome leading Irish filmmaker, Lenny Abrahamson, to the IFI on May 6th to give an extended introduction to Ingmar Bergman’s singular film, Persona, as part of our strand, The Bigger Picture. 

About the film:In her first [...]

[Podcast] Listen to Get Up and Go writer & director Brendan Grant discuss his film at the IFI

Last Friday, May 1st, we were delighted to welcome writer and director of Get Up and Go, Brendan Grant, to the IFI for a chat following the opening night screening of his film.

Get Up and GoAlex (Peter Coonan) is [...]

The IFI says Yes to Marriage Equality

The Irish Film Institute believes in honouring diversity and supporting equality and inclusivity for all our staff, customers and members.  The IFI has a long history of supporting LGBT films and events, and view our advocacy as a continuation of [...]


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