Calendar of Events (from Nov 2013 to date)

EU Film Festival, Vitebsk

late April

Screening of ‘Green Fields of France’ to mark Europe Day, in the annual EU Film Festival. This year’s theme is “Events That Shaped Europe: On the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of WWI”.

Eger-Budapest ‘Irish Film Day’, Hungary

April 3rd to 4th

Hardy Bucks The Movie will screen as part of the Eszterhazy Károly College International Days Festival. There will be a Q&A with director Mike Cockayne after the screening. 

Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, U.K.

April 25th

‘Irishmen Impressions of Exile’ will be shown as part of the Sean Lynch exhibition in the Modern Art Oxford Gallery.

EU Film Festival, Jeddah and Riyadh

April 20th – 30th

Once will screen in both Jeddah and Riyadh in Suadi Arabia as part of the 8th EU Film Festival.

Days of European Film Festival, Prague

April 10th – 17th

The Sea is this year’s Irish film at the Days of European Film Festival, Prague and director Stephen Brown will be in attendance to present the film. 

Bradford International Film Festival, Bradford, U.K.

April 10th – 13th

Now in it’s 20th year, The Bradford International Film Festival is one of the UK’s most respected and eclectic celebrations of cinema. Widescreen Weekend will feature short film Lotus by Glenn Marshall.

Debrecen Spring Cultural Festival, Debrecen, Hungary

April 7th to 9th

What Richard Did and Aisling Gheal will screen in the Debrecen Spring Cultural Festival, a highlight in the cultural calender of Hungary’s second largest city. This is through the Irish Itinerary, which is a touring programme of Irish arts throughout Europe co-ordinated by the EFAIS (European Federation and Centres of Irish Studies). 

Present Music, Milwaukee

April 3rd

Present Music engages artists and audiences in imaginative and provocative experiences with new music through ensemble performance, education and commissioning. This April, Present Music will feature performances from Irish artists sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lianáird and Donncha Dennehy (founder of Crash Ensemble), and the IFI are pleased to support a pre concert screening of Aisling Gheal

Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary

April 4th to 12th

Following on from the success of the Irish Film season in 2013, the Titanic International Film Festival will present two new Irish films: Calvary, which will open the festival and Mister John

Cinegael Montreal

January 25th to April 25th

IFI International continues to support Cinegael Montreal, a season of screenings of the best in recent Irish Cinema. This season includes Life’s a Breeze, Good Vibrations, Run and Jump and Made in Belfast

Helsinki EU Film Festival

27th March to 10th April

IFI International is delighted to screen Good Vibrations as part of the EU Film festival

Solus Collective

Irish film-maker and curator Moira Tierney presents a programme of recent Irish and international films by Solus Collective members at the Zeitgesit Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, New Orleans.

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Les Rencontres du cinéma européen, Vannes, France

March 26th – April 1st

We are delighted to assist with a major retrospective of Irish cinema featuring 25 titles at the 13th ‘Les Recontres du cinema europeen’, an annual showcase of European cinema held in Vannes, France.

Guests include:

Director and producer of Goldfish Memory Liz Gill; Breda Walsh and Director of Adam and Paul, What Richard Did and Frank, Lenny Abrahamson.

Berlin St. Patrick’s Festival

March 17th – 19th

The Berlin St. Patrick’s Festival opens on March 17th and will see the launch of Irish Film on Tour, presented in collaboration with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, showcasing the work of Irish filmmakers with the aim of creating future distribution and work opportunities. Films include What Richard Did, The Summit & Jump.

St. Patrick’s Day London

On March 16th, in collaboration with Saint Patrick’s Day London, we present a day of Irish shorts at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square.

Irish Film Festa Rome

March 27th – 30th

The Irish Film Festa Rome. opens its 7th edition with The Stag and presents 15 new short films in competition.

Guests Confirmed:

Lelia Doolan (Director of Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey), Bob Quinn (Director of Atlantean), Kate O’Toole (Chairperson of Galway Film Fleadh), Ciaran McMenamin (Actor, Made in Belfast), Graham Cantwell (Director, The Callback Queen), Amy Joyce Hastings (Actress The Callback Queen), Stuart Graham (Actor, Volkswagon Joe).

Irish Film Festival, Boston

March 20th – 23rd

The Irish Film Festival, Boston, returns for its 14th year, once again providing valuable exhibition and distribution opportunities for Irish filmmakers.

Jury Winners and guests include:

Best Breakthrough Feature: Run and Jump, Director: Steph Green, Producer: Tamara Anghie, and Actress: Ruth McCabe

Most Inspiring Best Short: Volkswagen Joe, Director: Brian Deane, Editor: Eamonn Cleary 

Director’s Choice Feature: Life’s a Breeze, Actress: Kelly Thornton

Director’s Choice Short: Breakfast Wine, Director: Ian Fitzgibbon, Actor: Dylan Moran

Global Vision Best Documentary: Skin in the Game, Director: Donald Taylor Black

Special Jury Prize: NOBLE, Director: Stephen Bradley, Actress: Deirdre O’Kane

Belgrade Irish Film Festival

March 13th – 18th

We are pleased to support the second annual Belgrade Irish Film Festival, introducing to Serbian audiences the best of recent Irish cinema. Guest will include Johnny Gogan, director of Black Ice.

Moscow Irish Film Festival

March 12th – 23rd

The IFI continues to support the Irish Film Festival, Moscow, a key element of Irish Week in Moscow. The festival showcases Ireland’s leading filmmaking talent, with an extensive programme of recent features, including Calvary, Mister John and Run and Jump. Guests include: David McSavage, (Savage Eye) Hugh O’Conor (actor, The Stag), Mark O’Connor (Director, King of the Travellers), and comedian Aiden Bishop.

Barbican, London

16.00, March 16th

A screening of silent film from the archive, Come on Over, with live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney in the Barbican Cinema and presented by Head of Irish Film Programming at the IFI, Sunniva O’Flynn

A special screening to mark St. Patrick’s Day, the Barbican presents Alfred E. Green’s story of the feisty Moyna Killilea (Colleeen Moore), who travels across the sea from Lisdoonvarna to follow her sweetheart (Ralph Graves) to a New York boarding house. A series of misunderstandings and adventures ensue, featuring high society dames, a formidable landlady, Irish cops and drunken layabouts, all climaxing at a ceilidh.

With a cast full of lively characters, this riotous comedy Irish gem has not been seen before in U.K. cinemas.

AV Festival, Newcastle, U.K.

(March 1st – 31st)

There will be screenings of Tim Robinson: Connemara and Silence by Pat Collins in the AV Festival, International Festival of Art, Music and Film on March 22nd, 2014. Filmmaker Pat Collins will be present for a Q&A with one of the film’s soundtrack artists Susan Stenger. The event is part of the Digging for Sound weekends of new commissions, concerts, films, and walks focusing on geology, topography, landscape and sound.


New York Irish Arts Centre

Ongoing programme – March, May, June 2014.

IFI @ IAC programme: See Details 

Screening of Moon Man on the 22nd March: See Details

A diverse film programme celebrating the the best of Irish film, including U.S. premieres and screenings of independent, contemporary and retrospective films.

Internationales Filmwochenende Wurzburg

January 30th – February 1st 2014

Screening of What Richard Did for Wurzburg Film Festival (Friday, January 31st, 21:30 im Central Saal 2 and Saturday,February 1st, 16:45 im Central Saal 1).


Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington

March 17th:

Irish Popcorn Series at Solas Nua, in Washington screening of Cartoon Saloon and Sónta’s animated series of Irish Lullabies Anam An Amhráin.

December 5th – 8th

The Capital Irish Film Festival is run by Solas Nua in Washington and they are screening a range of Irish documentaries, shorts and feature films. 


IFI and EFC present the launch of Absences and (Im)Possibilities a programme of Irish Experimental Film works commissioned by IFI International, and curated by Esperanza Collado, Aoife Desmond, Donal Foreman and Alan Lambert.

The programme features a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. Filmmakers include the Lumière brothers, Samuel Beckett, Vivienne Dick, Clare Langan, Maximillian Le Cain and Dónal Ó Céilleachair.

Full programme:

Sackville Street (Lumière Brothers, 1897, 00:50)
Youghal Clock Tower (James Horgan, 1910, 00:30)
Film (Samuel Beckett, 1964, 21:00)
Guerrillere Talks (Vivienne Dick, 1978 ,24:00)
Glass Hour (Clare Langan, 2002, 08:00)
St. Francis Didn’t Run Numbers (Chris O’Neill, 2009, 02:00)
Late Arrival (Barry Ronan, 2006, 03:00)
Mongolian Barbeque (Maximilian Le Cain, 2009, 11:00)
With Wind & White Cloud (Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 2005, 05:00)
Homo Sapiens Project (93) (Rouzbeh Rashidi, 2013, 12:47)

IFI International is the Irish film programming service for international exhibitors, funded by Culture Ireland. Absences and (Im)Possibilities will screen internationally through this initiative (which will also include this month’s Archive at Lunchtime films).


Join us for free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

November’s programme complements the IFI and Experimental Film Club programme which attempts to trace an Irish experimental tradition.

PROGRAMME 1: By Accident (+ Screening in the Rain)

This early avant-garde work, much admired by Jack B. Yeats who attended several screenings in the Peacock Theatre in 1930, is an elliptical tale of a young man’s sombre reflections on his life filmed from the top of Nelson’s Pillar.

DIRECTOR: J.N.G. Davidson

FILM INFO: 20 minutes, 1930, Black and White

PROGRAMME 2: Self Portrait with Red Car

Bob Quinn’s clever little film is about the degree to which sound controls our perception of reality. Artist Brian Bourke is the human being in the film. His performance is brilliant, and very funny.


FILM INFO: 20 minutes, 1977, Colour

These screenings take place at lunchtime on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a double bill on Saturdays. Please check at the IFI Box Office or here for times. Simply book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing (given that events can sell out, please note that your emailed booking requests must be confirmed by reply email from the Box Office in order to be considered valid).


Irish Days Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania

December 3rd – 4th 

Annual Irish Days Film festival screening Ballymun Lullaby, Milo and a programme of four short films. Screenings will take place in the Elvira Popescu Cinema of the French Institute.

EU Film Festival, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Annual EU Film Festival held in two cultural centres in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, the Alliance Francaise and Nafasi Art Space. This year’s Irish film is Kings.

EU Film Festival, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver


The fourth annual EU Film festival in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. This year’s Irish title is Natural Grace

Ottawa – November 26th

Toronto – November 27th

Vancouver – December 1st


Irish Film Festival, London

November 20th – 24th 

Annual Irish Film festival established in 2011, bringing the latest Irish Film & Animation to a London audience. Festival programme includes screenings, director Q&A sessions, related workshops, exhibitions and performances. IFI International will continue to provide support to the festival for their 2013 programme.



Camerimage Festival, Bydgosz, Poland

November 16th – 23rd

The 21st annual cinematography festival are honouring Slawomir Idziak with a lifetime achievement award and have selected Love and Rage by Cathal Black to screen as part of the film selection. 

They will also screen My Left Foot and honour Jim Sheridan who will be in attendance.


Argentina and Uruguay Irish Film Week and Film Festival

November and December

Buenos Aires Irish Film festival and the Montevideo Film Festival will be a week-long event at the end of November/first week in December. Martin Hayes and Art O’Briain will be in attendance.

El Mundo en Tu Barrio’ in Buenos Aires will take place on November 4th, 11th and 18th. Monday, 25th is a feriado so we will not show a movie this day. It will take place from 7pm to 9pm in ‘Espacio Cultural Julian Centeya’

Dreamtime Revisited


What Richard Did

In Montevideo (starting Friday, November 29th for one week)

DreamTime Revisited


What Richard Did

The Other Side of Sleep

Natural Grace

EU Film Festival, China

Opening ceremony and screening on November 1st

Annual EU Film Festival held in Beijing and travels to three other cities. This year’s film is Pilgrim Hill and director Gerard Barrett will be in attendance.

Irish Film Festival, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

November 11th -17th 

Annual Irish Film Festival held in the Nova Southeastern University, Florida will be screening three films What Richard Did, His and Hers and Silence from November  11th to 17th 2013.

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