Calendar 0f 2015 Events

Irish Film Festival, London

18th – 22nd November

The 5th Irish Film Festival London takes place in venues throughout the city including Regent Street Cinema, Tricycle Cinema, Bertha Dochouse at Curzon Bloomsbury, the Prince Charles Cinema, Rio Cinema, Europe House and Grange Hotel. The programme features Room and An Klondike and further details will be announced here

International Documentary Film Festival // Amsterdam, The Netherlands

18th – 29th November

The International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam presents Peter Lennon’s Rocky Road to Dublin as part of the  “Dutch Docs 65-90 and Their Shadows” strand pairing Dutch films with international documentaries that influenced each other. Rocky Road to Dublin will be shown with Er Gaat Ledere Dag Een Boot (1969) by Hans Keller.

Irish Film Festival // Florida, United States

9th – 15th November

The Alvin Sherman Library and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences present an Irish Film Festival that allows a South Florida audience to see independent contemporary Irish films not widely released in the U.S. This year’s edition features Out of Here, Good Vibrations and Gold.

Cinanima International Animation Festival // Portugal

9th – 15th November

IFI and Cinanima Animation Festival present a programme of contemporary Irish short animation at the 30th edition of the festival, with film-makers Louise Bagnall and Eoghan Kidney in attendance. Director Tony Donoghue is a judge on the panel for best international feature.

Bomb • David O’Reilly

Somewhere Down the Line• Julien Regnard

On Departure • Eoin Duffy

Old Fangs • Adrien Merigeau, Alan Holly

Donkey • Louise Bagnall

Seed • Ashling Lindsay

Loose Ends • Louise Bagnall

Left • Eamon O’Neill

We, The Masses • Eoghan Kidney

Mirror • David O’Reilly

Irish Folk Furniture • Tony Donoghue

Boston International Kids Film Festival // United States

6th – 8th November

The Legend of Longwood features at the Boston International Kids Film Festival, the annual children’s film festival organised by the Filmmakers Collaborative.

Irish Network United States Annual Conference // Boston, US

5th – 8th November

Dawn Morrissey of Irish Film Festival Boston presents The Guarantee and Bugaloo and Graham at the annual Irish Network United States Conference 2015.

IFI @ IAC, New York Irish Arts Centre // United States

October 6th

Alan Gilsenan’s A Vision: A Life of WB Yeats preceded by a programme of archival shorts celebrating the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats’ birth, screens as part of the IFI @ IAC film strand.

Irish Screen America // New York, United States

October 2nd – 4th

Irish Screen America, formerly known as Irish Film New York, supports and guides Irish media-makers by showcasing their work and fostering partnerships in the two largest cities for the entertainment industry in the United States – New York and Los Angeles. In New York, director Cathy Brady gives a masterclass along side screenings of Traders, Glassland, After the Dance and I Used to Live Here.

Cinegael Buffalo // New York, United States

October 1st

The annual Cinegael Buffalo Festival returns to the Burchfield-Penney Arts Centre with a programme of film to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats curated by the IFI, including Alan Gilsenan’s A Vision: A Life of W.B. Yeats, Coole Park and Ballylee (1976), and Yeats Country (1965).

Festival du film Britannique de Dinard // France

September 30th – October 4th

Gold has been selected for the 26th Dinard British Film Festival with support from IFI, Centre Cultural Irlandais, and the Irish Film Board.

Centre Cultural Irlandais // Paris, France

September 17th

We have teamed up with the Centre Cultural Irlandais, the cinema Les 3 Luxembourg  and the Irish Film Board to promote contemporary Irish film and bring it to a wider audience in France. The first in the series is Good Vibrations with directors Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn in attendance.

British and Irish Film Season // Luxembourg

September 21st to October 2nd

The British & Irish Film Season started in Luxembourg in 2010 to celebrate the rich array and diversification of film-making across the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man), primarily from independent film production companies. The festival will showcase new Irish features, documentaries and shorts.

Irish Screen America // Los Angeles, United States

September 25th – 27th

Irish Screen America (formerly known as Irish Film New York) supports and guides Irish media-makers by showcasing their work and fostering partnerships in the two largest cities for the entertainment industry in the United States – New York and Los Angeles. Films screening include Traders, Glassland and I Used to Live Here. Directors Ciaran Foy, Ruairi Robinson, Gary Shore and screenwriter Naomi Sheridan will take part in industry seminars.

Irish Reels Film Festival // Seattle, United States

September 25th – 27th

The Irish Reels Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Irish film to US audiences, providing a platform for Irish filmmakers to showcase their independently-produced feature films, documentaries, short films and animation.  The 2015 programme is to be announced.

San Francisco Irish Film Festival // United States

September 17th – 19th

The San Francisco Irish Film Festival (SFIFF) was founded in 2003. The festival presents the very best in contemporary Irish cinema, celebrating everything from features to documentaries to Irish language films. The 2015 programme includes Patrick’s Day, Glassland, Gold and One Million Dubliners.

European Film Festival // Yangon, Myanmar


Following successful screenings at the European Film Festival in Vietnam, the Irish Embassy brings Once to the 24th European Film Festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Screening dates and times to be announced.

IFI @ IAC, New York Irish Arts Centre, United States

September 12th

Cartoon Saloons’ Academy Award nominated Song of the Sea screens as part of the Sunday Morning Cartoons series in the IFI @ IAC film strand.

Celebration of Irish Short Film – Berlin, Germany

August 12th

The Embassy of Ireland in Berlin present a host of celebrated shorts including Yu Ming is Ainm Dom, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty and Rhinos

Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival, United States

July 31st – August 3rd

Founded by the The Baton Rouge Irish Club, the festival showcases Irish talent, promotes cultural diversity and encourages collaboration between individuals and businesses in Louisiana and Ireland.  The 7th annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival returns with screenings of One Million Dubliners, Poison Pen, ’71, The Legend of Longwood and an evening of short films. 


Irish Film Weekend, London, UK

July 18th & 19th 

Irish Film Festival London present UK Premieres of Patrick’s Day and One Million Dubliners at the Tricycle Theatre

18th July Patrick’s Day with director Terry McMahon, producer Rachel Lysaght and actors Kerry Fox & Philip Jackson.

19th July One Million Dubliners with producer Rachel Lysaght and director Aoife Kelleher. 

Jim Sheridan Tribute at the Odessa International Film Festival, Ukraine

July 10th – 18th

The Odessa International Film Festival present a Jim Sheridan tribute in his presence featuring In America, In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot and The Field

‘Ciné Irlandais’ MAD Antequera, Spain

July 2nd – 23rd

We are pleased to present, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Madrid, a series of contemporary Irish films ‘Ciné Irlandais’ with His and Hers, Natural Grace, Eden and Snap at the MAD Antequera

2nd Euro African Kampala Film Festival – Kampala, Uganda

June 16th – 25th 

The 2nd European Film Festival this year is hosted by the Alliance Francais on behalf of the European Embassies in Kampala, Uganda. The festival will screen Run & Jump at the Cineplex Oasis Mall.

Bloomsday Festival, Embassy of Ireland – Budapest, Hungary

June 16th, 20th

In Hungary there is a literary link in the city of Szombathely (Leopold Bloom’s father’s fictional birthplace in Ulysses) and Bloomsday events centre around a statue of Joyce on 16th June there every year. This week long, Embassy-initiated festival will build on the efforts of the James Joyce Society on Ulysses and this year brings a film element to the programme, and are screening Pat Murphy’s Nora in Budapest.

Festival Bloomsday – Montréal, Canada

June 12th – 16th

Bloomsday Montréal is primarily a celebration of Irish-Montréal heritage, culture and literature.The festival began in 2012, founded by the MCLL (McGill Community for Lifelong Learning),  and in 2014, Festival Bloomsday Montréal became a non-profit organization. Festival Bloomsday Montréal not only boosts local pride and community spirit, but, as 40% of Quebecers have some Irish ancestry, builds awareness of diverse cultures and identities in the community.

Ballymun Lullaby opens the festival on the 12th June at the De Seve Cinema. De Sève Theatre at Concordia University

Bloomsday – Ljubliana, Slovenia

June 16th 

The Slovenska Kinoteka / Slovenian Cinematheque celebrates Bloomsday with a screening of John Huston’s The Dead on the 16th June.                

UCSI University International Film Festival – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

June 9th – 12th

The UCSI University host a film festival bringing international cinema to Malaysian audiences, including Pat Collins’ Silence, screening with the assistance of the Embassy of Ireland, Kuala Lumpur.

Irish Itinerary – Saarbrücken, Germany

June 12th – Calvary

May 19th – What Richard Did 

Presented in association with the Irish Intinerary, an initative of the EFACIS (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies).

 Calvary will screen in the Filmhaus in Saarbrucken, Germany on June 12th.

What Richard Did will screen in the Filmhaus in Saarbrucken, Germany on May 19th, with director Lenny Abrahamson will be in attendance for a Q&A.

European Film Festival – Singapore

May 13th – 24th

Calvary screens on the 22nd of May  as part of the European Film Festival, supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Singapore. The European Union Film Festival is an annual event that showcases a selection of European films, giving local audiences a taste of Europe’s diversity and creativity. This film festival, now it its twenty fifth year, is a window into the intriguing world of European cinema but also an opportunity to improve exposure of local talents. It is the longest running foreign film festival in Singapore, and the second oldest film festival in Singapore.

Thaddeus O’Sullivan Masterclass/ Seminar – Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo, Norway

 May 28th, 29th  

The Embassy of Ireland and the Norwegian Film Institute are delighted to invite you to a film masterclass and seminar on 28 and 29 May with Thaddeus O’Sullivan, an award winning Irish director and cinematographer. The film masterclass, which is free of charge, will commence on 28 May at 18hrs at Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16, 0105 Oslo and will involve a technical discussion of his early experimental work by Thaddeus O’Sullivan himself and Professor Lance Pettitt, Head of the School of Arts and Humanities at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.  The masterclass will finish with an interactive discussion and a screening of the BAFTA nominated short film The Woman Who Married Clark Gable.

On 29 May at 18:00, O’Sullivan’s film Stella Days will be making its cinematic debut in Norway. Starring Martin Sheen as a cinema obsessed priest in 1950s rural Ireland who struggles to balance his pastoral duties with his love of cinema, this film is a Norwegian-Irish joint production. O’Sullivan will be joined in a bilingual Q+A session prior to the film by the Norwegian producer, Finn Gjerdrum, and cinematographer, John Christian Rosenlund.  

O’Sullivan has worked in the British and Irish film and TV industries since the late-1970s as an accomplished cinematographer, with shorter periods in the USA. Many notable feature films followed, including December Bride (1989), Nothing Personal (1995), Witness to the Mob (1999), Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000), The Heart of Me (2003), Into the Storm (2008) and his latest feature Stella Days. He has been an award winner at the European Film Awards, the IFTAs and numerous film festivals and his works have also been nominated for a BAFTA and an Emmy.

This event was made possible by the Embassy of Ireland, the Norwegian Film Institute and the Irish Film Institute.

Registration for this event is free and can be done via our Contact Us page. Please specify your full name, which evening you wish to attend and if applicable what institute you are studying with. 

Screenings and Lecture – Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

May 20th

On May 20th IFI Irish Film Programmer Sunniva O’Flynn will be a guest of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia at the Canadian Association for Irish Studies / Association canadienne d’études irlandaises Conference 2015.

She will introduce an evening programme of Irish sound and silent films (accompanied by local fiddler) and also present an illustrated lecture, titled Tracing the Canadian connection : A new history of Irish film. This history as evidenced through material preserved at  the IFI Irish Film Archive will tell the story of the evolution of the collection through extracts from a range of film types (amateur, professional, sound, silent, colour black and white, etc.), each of which have a distinct Canadian connection. 

Ciné Irlandais – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malága, Spain

Throughout the month of May we are pleased to present, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Madrid, a series of contemporary Irish film, Ciné Irlandais  at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Malága.  

5th May               His and Hers                      

12th May             Natural Grace                                                   

19th May             Snap                                                     

26th May             Eden                                      

European Film Festival – Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 8th -17th 

Parked screens on the 11th & 16th May at the Instituto Italiano de Cultura and Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires as part of the European Film Festival, supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Argentina.

European Film Festival – Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam

May 16th – 20th

The annual European Film Festival brings European cinema to Vietnam. We are pleased to present Once with the support of the Irish Embassy, screening details are as follows:

Hanoi  – 16th & 20th May

Da Nang – 18th May

Ho Chi Min City 18th & 19th May

European Film Festival – Brasilia, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and Vitoria, Brazil

May 7th – 18th 

The annual European Film Festival brings European cinema to Brazilian audiences.

We are pleased to present Once with the support of the Irish Embassy, screening at the following venues at the dates below:

Brasilia – CineBrasilia – 19 May
Curitiba – Cinemateca de Curitiba – 7 May
Rio de Janeiro – Instituto Cervantes – 6 June
Vitoria – Cine Metropolis – 25 June 07 – 18 May

European Film Festival – Bucharest and Craiova, Romania

May 8th – 15th 

The 19th European Film Festival takes place at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest. The film critic Irina Margareta Nistor will introduce Calvary on the 8th of May, at Cinema Studio, 8pm. The second screening will be in Craiova, on the 15th of May, at 9 pm.

For more on the Festival, watch the trailer here

Sarasota Film Festival – Sarasota, U.S.A.

April 10th – 19th 

The Sarasota Film Festival presents the best in international independent cinema. We are pleased to support Out of Here screening on the 13th & 15th April.

European Film Festival – Helsinki, Finland

April 17th – 29th

This year’s programme highlights different dimensions of the European Year for Development 2015. The Week comprises of 23 films on themes such as immigration, education, the situation of women and girls as well as peace and security. Along these big themes we see stories about growing, love and the strive for a better future. These films bring their stories from different parts of the world close to the viewer by means of drama, documentary, music and humour. Their aim is to impact and engage. After all, it is about our World, our Dignity and our Future, as the motto for the European Year for Development reads. The event is organized by the European Commission Representation in Finland and the European Parliament Information Office in Finland, in cooperation with Embassies and cultural institutes of EU member states and candidate countries. Blood Fruit screens on the 28th April. 

Eurocine: Festival de Cine Europeo en Colombia- Bogota and Medellin, Columbia

 April 16th – May 17th 

Eurocine brings new European cinema to Columbian audiences and this year, we present What Richard Did in collaboration with the festival.

Screening times and dates are as follows:

Cine Colombia Bogotá       April 16th            4:15 PM

Cine Colombia Bogotá      April 18th            3:15 PM

Cinemanía Bogotá            April 22th            3:00 PM

Cine Tonalá (K) Bogotá    April 26th            7:00 PM

Colombo Americano         May 6th               6:00 PM


European Film Festival – Quebec, Canada

 April 29th – May 7th

The European Film Festival in Québec is programmed by the Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec. The Festival will include Good Vibrations, presented together with the Embassy of Ireland, Ottawa, screening at the Museum of Civilisation.

Cellu l’Art Kurzfilm Festival Jena – Jena, Germany

April 21st – 26th

The Cellu L’Art Kurtsfilm Festival present a host of Irish short film programmes, with an Irish Focus as their Länderschwerpunkt (Country Focus). The full programme will be announced here.

Days of European Film Festival – Prague, Czech Republic

April 9th – 27th

The Days of European Film will take place in Prague in the Světozor and Lucerna cinemas from April 9th to 16th, and in the Scala cinema in Brno from April 17th to 20th. The Echoes of DEF will be held in the following towns: Plzeň, Boskovice, Jablonec and Nisou, Havířov and Hradec Králové from April 23rd to 27th. The festival will feature one Irish film this year – Calvary directed by John Michael McDonagh (10 April at 18:45 p.m., Lucerna cinema, April 14th at 20.30 p.m., Světozor cinema and April 17th at 20.30 p.m., Scala cinema), courtesy of the Irish Film Institute and Culture Ireland. The festival is a joint initiative by the European Commission and Member State Embassies in Prague. 

Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival – London, England

March 15th

The Irish Film London Festival present Irish Film and Animation screenings at the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival London, in collaboration with the Greater London Authority. This will take place at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square on Sunday 15th March, 2015. For more details on the line-up, check out the Programme Section.

Glasgow St. Patrick’s Festival – Glasgow, Scotland

March 9th 

The Irish Pub screens as part of the St. Patrick’s festivities in Glasgow. 

Australian Irish Film Festival – Sydney, Australia

March 19th – 22nd

 The first Australian Irish Film Festival presents seven Irish features and documentaries at the Chauvel Cinema Broken Song, Living in a Coded Land, An Dhubh ina Gheal, The Sea, Out of Here, Good Vibrations and The Stag.


Ottawa Irish Film Festival – Ottawa, Canada

March 27th – 29th

The inaugral Irish Film Festival takes place in Ottawa bringing Irish cinema to new audiences. Screenings will include The Stag/Bachelor, Song of the Sea, Good Vibrations, The Pipe (in Irish)Kisses, Pilgrim Hill and Gold.

Embassy of Ireland, Madrid – Madrid, Spain

March 15th

The Embassy of Ireland, Madrid present a day of festivites for St. Patrick’s Day including a screening of Cartoon Saloon and Sónta’s short animated musicals, Anam an Amhráin.


Ireland on Film (IRLAND PÅ FILM /OPGØR MED FORTIDEN) – Copenhagen, Denmark

March 5th – 15th 

The Danish Film Institute, with the IFI and Embassy of Ireland in Denmark present a selection of Irish films during the St. Patrick’s Day season. Screenings include Rocky Road to Dublin, Making of Rocky Road to Dublin, The Pipe, Good Vibrations, Calvary and The Pipe.


Irish Film Season – Mexico City, Mexico

March 12th – 19th

The IFI, the Embassy of Ireland, Mexico and the Cineteca Nacional present a major retrospective of Irish cinema. Screenings will include Natural Grace, His and Hers, Good Vibrations, Song for a Raggy Boy, Frank, Secret of Kells, Calvary, Song of the Sea, In the Name of the Father, and Price of Desire.


Irish Itinerary – Leuven, Belgium and Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden


March 11th – Uppsala, Sweden: An Bronntanas

March 18th – Uppsala, Sweden: Calvary

March 18th –  Leuven, Belgium: Calvary

March 20th – Stockholm, Sweden: Calvary


The Irish Itinerary is an Irish cultural tour of Europe. This initiative of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) started in 2013 with the first Irish Itinerary. 


The Embassy of Ireland will host the screening of Calvary in Stockholm.

 The University of Upsalla present An Bronntanas and Calvary at the Slottsbiografen


Belgrade Irish Film Festival – Belgrade, Serbia

March 14th – 24th

The Belgrade Irish Film Festival grows from strength to strength and is now in its 3rd year, introducing recent Irish cinema to new audiences.

Screenings include Frank, Short Order, The Irish Pub, Angel, Once, Broken Song and Love Eternal

Irish Film Festival, Boston – Boston, USA

March 19th – 22nd

The Irish Film Festival, Boston, returns once again providing valuable exhibition and distribution opportunities for Irish filmmakers, screening films at the Somerville Theatre .

The Festival has already announced their awards for 2015:

Best Feature, Gold Directed by Niall Heery
Best Short, Boogaloo and Graham Directed by Michael Lennox 
Director’s Choice Feature, One Million Dubliners Directed by Aoife Kelleher
Director’s Choice Short, The Weather Report Directed by Paul Murphy 
Special Jury Prize, An Bronntanas Directed by Tom Collins

Guests will include

Director Niall Heery in attendance for the screening of Gold  which will open this year’s festival

Rachel Lysaght, producer and Aoife Kelleher, director of One Million Dubliners

Director Paul Murphy

Shebeen Flick, St. Patrick’s Festival – Berlin, Germany

March 11th – 17th

Shebeen Flick is back in Kino Moviemento with a star-studded programme of loved and unseen Irish films as part of the St. Patrick’s celebrations  in Berlin.

The screenings will showcase a selection of feature length films that have not yet been distributed in Germany alongside some favourite Irish classics.

Some of the unseen films include the romantic comedy Standby starring Jessica Paré (Mad Men) and Irish shooting star Brian Gleeson and Pilgrim Hill, the debut feature from Ireland’s raising star director Gerard Barrett.

The programme also includes celebratory screenings of the 18th anniversary of the Irish cult I Went Down and the 25th anniversary of the German release of Jim Sheridan’s award-winning My Left Foot starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Come on Over will also screening at the Stummfilmkino Delphi as part of the festival.

Moscow Irish Film Festival – Moscow, Russia

March 11th – 22nd

The Irish Film Festival in Moscow is a key element of Irish Week in Moscow. The festival showcases Ireland’s leading filmmaking talent, with an extensive programme of recent features.

The Russian premiere of Song of the Sea, Jimmy’s Hall with actress Aisling Franciosi in attendance and a screening of Broken Song with guest rapper Costello who will also perform two concerts during the festival. The festival will also feature a documentary strand with classics such as Waveriders, Rocky Road to Dublin and the recent hit One Million Dubliners.

Rome Irish Film Festa – Rome, Italy

March 26th – 29th

The Irish Film Festa, Rome was founded in 2007 and continues to present new and classic Irish cinema with guests and panel discussions on Irish film.

Screenings at this year’s festival include Gold, Song of the Sea, Adam and Paul, Frank, Patrick’s Day, Poison Pen, A City Dreaming, An Bronntanas, and Brendan Behan, The Roaring Boy. 

Cinegael Montreal – Montreal, Canada

Now in its 23rd year, Ciné Gael Montréal organizes the largest annual Irish film series in North America. The series is held each Spring at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, with the collaboration of Concordia’s School of Irish Studies.

Friday, Jan 23rd: Gold 


Friday, Feb 6th: Standby 


Saturday, Feb 21st: Song of the Sea 


 Thursday, Feb 26th: Broken Song 


Saturday, Mar 7th: Miss Julie 


Saturday, Apr 11th: Evening of Short Films

with Guest Speakers Scott MacLeod and Mike Burns

The Irishman – Child of the Gael (20 mins, animation)  Dir: G. Scott MacLeod

Rúbaí (12 mins, Irish language with English subtitles)   Dir: Louise Ní Fhiannachta

Shoot (4 mins, animation)  Dir: Rory Conway

The Last Days of Peter Bergmann (19 mins, documentary)  Dir: Ciaran Cassidy

Our Unfenced Country (18 mins, live action)  Dir: Niamh Heery


Friday, Apr 24th: Pilgrim Hill 

New York Irish Arts Centre

7th of February & 17th of February

We continue our film collaboration with the New York Irish Arts Centre in 2015 with an evening of love-themed shorts from Ireland and New York on the 17th February, and Saturday Morning Cartoons on the 4th February.

Screening Irish History, Edinburgh

7th February

The Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema and University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology present an Irish History Season. Secret Histories explores the dark and troubling aspects of Irish life. From institutional abuse in Magdalene homes to the forced deportation of the revolutionary Jimmy Gralton in 1933, this series reveals Irish history in imaginative, provocative and controversial ways. The series includes John Ford’s 1935 classic The Informer, and the Scottish premiere of A Terrible Beauty, about the 1916 Rising. Each of the four films will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, critics and experts. The titles are The Magadelene Sisters (35mm print on loan from the IFI Irish Film Archive), Jimmy’s Hall, The Informer and A Terrible Beauty.

Chicago Irish Film Festival

28th of February – 7th of March

The Chicago Irish Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the works of Irish filmmakers to the Chicago film community. Since 1999 the festival has screened over 500 features, documentaries and short films by many of Ireland’s most talented and award-winning filmmakers. Each year the festival strives to include a broad representation of current Irish cinema and encourages submissions that highlight the extraordinary diversity and creativity that is the mark of Irish film making wherever in the world it may occur. 2014 marked the festival’s 15th year and it was a stellar year indeed with new partnerships and audience members that culminated in sold out screenings and new found fans of Irish film. To that end the CIFF is committed to expanding its programming throughout the year and broadening its commitment and support to Irish filmmakers through marketing and social media in the Chicago area .

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain

15th of February

‘Absences and (Im)possibilites’, programme of Experimental Irish Film, partnered with Lux and curated by the Experimental Film Club continues to tour, screening at the CCCB in Barcelona, Spain. You can read more information about the films in this programme on the Irish Film Directory here (include link to experimental section.)

Cinegael, Montreal, Canada

January – May

Gold – 23rd January. Standby – 6th February. Song of the Sea – 21st February 

Now it’s 23rd year, Ciné Gael Montréal organizes the largest annual Irish film series in North America. The series is held each Spring at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, with the collaboration of Concordia’s School of Irish Studies.

Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington, U.S.A

Februaruy 2nd – 8th

The ninth Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF) brings some of the best of contemporary Irish film to Washington D.C. This year we have an exciting selection of shorts, narrative features, documentaries and even a special program of beautiful music and multimedia works. Highlights include Niall Heery’s offbeat comedy Gold, Tom Collins’ edgy thriller An Bronntanas (The Gift) and Lenny Abrahamson’s quirky and endearing Frank starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This year’s films shed a new light on many aspects of Irish life, history and identity that will surprise, entertain and fascinate.

Calendar of 2014 Events

Festival De Cinéma Europeen Des Arcs, France

December 13th – 20th

We are pleased to support the Irish Film Board as Ireland is the guest of honour at the 6th Festival of European Cinema in Les Arcs, France. A retrospective of classic film titles such as Michael Collins, In the Name of the Father and Bloody Sunday screen alongside more recent and brand new titles Song of the Sea, St. Patrick’s Day, Good Vibrations and others.

London Irish Film Festival – UK

November 19th – 23rd

The annual London Irish Film Festival returns with a fantatic line-up including the UK premiere of Gold, An Bronntanas, Poison Pen, Broken Song, Standby and shorts Breakfast Wine, Volkswagen Joe, How’s About Ye? and Deadly.  We are delighted to announce that the IFI commisioned, Experimental Film Club curated programme Absenses and (Im)possibilities will launch at the Hackney Picturehouse in partnership with Lux, Artist Moving Image Distribution.

European Film Festival – Dar Es Saleem, Tanzania

November 28th – 29th

The Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania, present The Wind that Shakes the Barley in the European Film Festival, screening in the Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institute and British Council.

Irish Film Festival – Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA

November 10th – 14th

The Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida present documentaries Ballymun Lullaby, Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey and feature film King of the Travellers at their annual Irish film festival.

Alcine International Film Festival – Germany

November 7th – 14th

The Alcine International Film Festival to present an Irish shorts programme, Debris, The Missing Scarf, Small Change, The Boy in the Bubble, Moore Street Masala and Blinky at the Teatro Salón Cervantes.

European Film Festival – Canada

The Embassy of Ireland, Ottawa present Ballymun Lullaby, at the touring European Film Festival.

Library & Archives, Ottawa (13-30th November)

Cinematheque, Vancouver  (21st November – 4th December)

The Royal, Toronto (15th – 30th November)

EU Film Festival – Valetta, Malta

November 15th – 30th

The European Commission Representation in the capital, Valletta, present Run and Jump as the Irish film in the European Film Festival.

Irish Arts Centre – New York, USA

November 18th

We continue our partnership with the Irish Arts Centre, New York (IFI @ IAC) with a screening of a selection of short films in the Irish language.

Irish Cultural Week – Cuba

November 8th

Natural Grace screens at the Irish Cultural Week along side talks and a performance by the Irish musician Mick Moloney and performances by the Cuban uileann pipers.


Her Take On It, Cinemteket – Oslo, Norway

Oslo: 15th and 26th November

Bergen: 3rd and 4th December.

The Norwegian Film Institute and the Embassy of Ireland, Norway present The Other Side of Sleep as part of the ‘Her take on it’ season of films by european female directors.

Celtic Film Festival – Madision, USA

November 8th-9th

The Celtic Cultural Center of Madison in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and the UW-Madison Celtic Studies Program presents the 2014 Celtic Film Festival. Irish titles screening include What Richard Did, Broken Song, Good Vibrations and a shorts programme.


Liverpool Irish Festival – Liverpool, UK

October 23rd to November 2nd

The annual festival that celebrates the culture and history linking Liverpool and Ireland present 32A and What Richard Did, along with a shorts programme from Indie Cork.

New Orleans Irish Film Festival – New Orleans, USA

October 10th – 12th

The third annual New Orleans Irish Film Festival will take place in the Prytania Theatre. Films include a gala screening of My Left Foot along with Good Vibrations and Animated Ireland, an animation programme curated by Steve Woods.

Irish Film Days / Zilele Filmului Irlandez – Bucharest, Romania

October 15th – 16th

The Embassy of Ireland, Bucharest presents the annual Irish Film Days festival in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute and French Cultural Institute at the Elvire Popesco Cinema. Films include What Richard Did, and animated shorts Left and Coda

Irish Reels Film Festival – Seattle, USA

October 24th – 26th

The seventeeth annual Irish Reels Film Festival presents feature The Good Man, and documentaries Natural Grace, The Irish Pub and Living in a Coded Land

The Irish in Film – Fairfield University, USA

October 5th – 22nd

The Fairfield University Irish Studies Program will host a special Irish Filmmaker Festival in October 2014, bringing several noted Irish producers, directors and writers to campus to introduce and discuss their films.
The films will be shown at 7 p.m. on four successive Wednesdays in October in the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. They are free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
“We are excited to bring such a talented and heralded line-up of producers and directors from Ireland to Fairfield,” said Nels Pearson, Ph.D., director of the Irish Studies Program. “Gilsenan, Doolan, McCann and Montague represent some of the finest work in contemporary Irish cinema and television. For students, faculty, staff, and community members, this will be a rare opportunity: not only do we get to attend exclusive screenings of recent films and pilots by these artists, but we can also join them in discussions of their works, Irish cinema and television, and Irish history, society, and politics.”

The scheduled is as follows:
• October 1: Kevin McCann’s “The Boys of St. Columb’s”
• October 8: Lelia Doolan’s “Bernadette: A Political Journey”
• October 15: Connor Montague’s “Who Needs Enemies”
• October 22: Alan Gilsenan’s “Eliza Lynch: The Queen of Paraguay”

Deireadh Seachtaine – Wisconsin, USA

October 3rd – 10th

An Bhean A Shúil Trasna Mheiriceá will screen at the annual Deireadh Seachtaine event in October for students of Irish.  Brian Ó Broin, will present the film. 

Oulu Irish Film Week – Oulu, Finland

September 25th – October 5th

Now in it’s 9th year, the Oulu Irish Film Week presents a total of 8 features including Aisling Gheal, Good Vibrations and the Last of the High Kings at the Oulu Film Centre.

Tyneside Irish Festival – Newcastle

October 16th – 26th

As part of the Tyneside Irish Festival, we are presenting four films at the Star and Shadow Cinema , Broken Song, Adam and Paul, Bernadatte: Notes on a Politcal Journey and The Secret of Kells.

European Film Festival – Myanmar

October 2nd

After a very successful run in Vietnam and Cambodia, the Embassy of Ireland, Vietnam bring Ondine to new audiences in Myanmar. 

New York Irish Film Festival

October 2nd – 5th

We are delighted to support the annual New York Irish Film Festival at the Cantor Centre. Jim Sheridan will be in attendance, and we are supporting a retrospective of his work screening In America, My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father. The opening film is Niall Heery’s Gold, and other recent titles are Broken Song, Out of Here, Love Eternal and Poison Pen

Journées européennes du patrimoine at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

September 20th & 21st 

We are pleased to support the screening of two documentaries, A Song for Ireland and A Patriot Game, by Irish-American Arthur MacCaig (1948-2008) at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.


Irlanda al Cor / Ireland at Heart, Barcelona, Spain

September 2nd – 12th

In partnership with the Filmoteca de Catalunya, Jerry White from Irish Studies in Dalhousie University Department of English & Regina Ui Chollatain from the Celtic Studies department in UCD) the Irish Film Institute are presenting a selection of titles in the Irish language (Kings, Poitín, Mise Eire, Ocras and The Pipe/An Píopa), with subtitles in Catalan.

San Francisco Irish Film Festival

September 18th – 20th

The San Francisco Irish Film Festival was founded in 2003 by Niall McKay with the support of the Irish Film Institute and continues to present contemporary Irish cinema (features, documentary and shorts) annually at the Delancey Street Theater. 

Irish Itinerary – Adger

September 9th

Presented in association with the Irish Intinerary, an initative of the EFACIS (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies) What Richard Did will screen at the Cinematek in Adger, Norway. 

Irish Itinerary – Goteborg

September 10th

Presented in association with the Irish Intinerary, an initative of the EFACIS (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies) What Richard Did will screen in the University in Goteborg, Sweden.

British and Irish Film Festival

September 24th – October 7th

Growing on the success of last year, the fifth British and Irish Film Festival in Luxemborg, takes place in the Utopolis Cinema in September 2014. Programme will be announced in early September. 

Conradh Na Gaeilge, Glaschu

September 20th

The Conradh Na Gaelige, Glaschu are screening the documentary The Irishmen: An Impression of Exile in St. Helen’s Hall as part of a night of traditional Irish music & entertainment. 

European Film Festival – Myanmar

September 28th

After a very successful run in Vietnam and Cambodia, the Irish Consulate to Vietnam bring Ondine to new audiences in Myanmar. 

IFI International at the Galway Film Fleadh

July 11th, 16.15

IFI International returns to the Galway Film Fleadh to discuss distribution of Irish cinema through international cultural channels and to create a space for festival programmers, filmmakers, and funders to meet. The session will include presentations from exhibitors in English and non-English speaking territories and will identify funding and other resources available to international exhibitors of Irish film. Chaired by Sunniva O’Flynn (IFI Head of Irish Film Programming).

Panellists include Caitriona Ryan (Culture Ireland), Niall McKay (Director, Irish Film New York), Susanna Pelis (Director, Rome Irish Film Festa), Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh (IFI International Co-ordinator), Gerry Shirren (Managing Director, Cartoon Saloon).

If you would like to attend please contact Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh 

Irish Popcorn Series, Washington, USA

July 28th

Solus Nua continues its successful programme (Jan – Dec) with a screening of Good Vibrations

Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival, Louisiana, USA

July 18th – 20th

The annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival presents a series of Irish features and shorts in Louisiana at the Manship Theatre. The short film programme include recent titles: Scratch; The Missing Scarf; Mechanic; and old favourites, Granny O’Grimm and Free Chips Forever.

Solus Collective, St. Petersburg, Russia

July 4th 

The Solus Film Collective are screening a selection of films from the Absences and (Im)possibilities programme that traces a traditional of Irish experimental film, commisioned by IFI International and curated by the Experimental Film Club, Dublin.

Programme: Sackville Street (1897, 50 secs, B&W, 35mm) from Alexandre Promio, Lumière Brothers; By Accident (Extract) (1930, 3mins 40 secs, B&W, 16mm), Norris Davidson; Guerrillére Talks (1978, 24 mins 29 secs, Colour, Super 8), Vivienne Dick; Here After (2004, 13mins, B&W, 16mm), Paddy Jolley, Rebecca Trost/Inger Lise Hansen; Late Arrival (2006, 2 mins 10 secs, Colour, MiniDV), Barry Ronan; With Wind and White Cloud (2005, 3 mins 43 secs, B&W, Super8), Dónal Ó Céilleachair and The Predicament of Man (3 mins, 16mm and Digital Mixed Media, 2010), Jesse Jones.

‘Silence . . . and Irish Writing’ Irish Studies Conference, Budapest, Hungary

June 25th – 28th

Silence is showing at the Toldi Cinema, Budapest as part of the Irish Studies Conference ‘Silence… and Irish Writing’ held at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University from June 25th to 28th .

Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives, Bologna, Italy

June 6th – 16th

What Richard Did screening: Wednesday 11th June, 8.30 pm, Cinema Lumière, Sala Scorsese with Lenny Abrahamson in attendance.

Adam & Paul screening: Thursday 12th June, 7 pm, Cinema Lumière, Sala Scorsese with Lenny Abrahamson in attendance.

Emerald Dreams, Sydney, Australia

June 6th

Brightly Smile and Sweetly Sing’ is a collection of one-off documentaries on the history, culture and poetry of Ireland. They include a look at the extraordinary work of The Book of Kells from the middle ages as well as a film on the unknown story of African American slave Frederick Douglass and his escape to Ireland in 1840 that fortified his spirit in his fight to end slavery.

Also a work on contemporary poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill who writes her haunting and other-worldly poems in Irish.

Each film segment is introduced by a special guest and presenter who will give a short but informative background talk into that part of Irish history and culture. 

IFI @ IAC, New York Irish Arts Centre, New York, U.S.A.

June 10th

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

EU Film Festival, Ethiopia

June 1st – 12th

The Secret of Kells is the 2014 Irish film in the annual EU Film Festival in Ethiopia, screening in Addis Ababa, Mekelle Adama and DireDawa.

Transilvania International Film Festival, Transilvania, Romania

May 30th – June 8th

The 13th Transilvania International Film Festival presents an Irish Focus, screening Calvary; Cal; What Richard Did; Love Eternal; Good VibrationsMen at Lunch; and The Stag

Irish Itinerary – Braga, Portugal

May 22nd

What Richard Did continues to tour as part of the Irish Itinerary, organised by the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, screening in the Auditorium of Biblioteca Lucio Craveiro da Silva  in the centre of Braga. 

Festival de niños, Mexico City

May 29th

The Secret of Kells will screen as part of the ‘Festival de Niños’ festival of European Culture for Children at the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City. 

Emerald Dreams – Australia

May 11th

Never before screened in Australia, ‘Brightly Smile and Sweetly Sing’ is a collection of one-off documentaries on the history, culture and poetry of Ireland. They include a look at the extraordinary work of The Book of Kells from the middle ages as well as a film on the unknown story of African American slave Frederick Douglass and his escape to Ireland in 1840 that fortified his spirit in his fight to end slavery.

Also a work on contemporary poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill who writes her haunting and other-worldly poems in Irish.

Each film segment is introduced by a special guest and presenter who will give a short but informative background talk into that part of Irish history and culture. 

Touring Blue Mountains, Central West, Newcastle.

EU Film Festival – Romania

May 9th – 15th

This is the 18th edition of the European Film Festival in Bucharest. Cartoon Saloon and Sónta’s co-production of Anam an Amhráin, 10 short animations will represent Ireland film at the festival, screening in Cinema Studio and Cinema Elvira Popescu.

EU Film Festival – Uruguay

May 2nd – 9th

His and Hers will screen in Montevideo in Uruguay as part of the annual European Film Festival. 

EU Film Festival – Chile

May 8th – mid June

His and Hers will screen in the touring EU Film Festival in Chile, opening in Santiago de Chile and travelling to 4 cities in the provinces.

EU Film Festival – Argentina

May 21st – mid June

His and Hers will tour Argentina beginning in Buenos Aires and then touring the EU Film Festival circuit to Tucumán (June 3rd – 15th), Salta (June 25th – July 5th), San Juan (July 11th – 20th) , Mendoza (July 23rd – August 1st) , Ushuaia  (August 8th – 17th) , Rosario (August 26th – September 4th) and Bahía Blanca (September 10th -26th).

EU Film Festival – Indonesia

May 14th – 25th

Grabbers is this year’s Irish film in the annual EU Film Festival.

EU Film Festival – Singapore

May 14th – 25th

What Richard Did will close the EU Film Festival on May 25th in Singapore. 

EU Film Festival – Cambodia

May 5th

Neil Jordan’s Ondine is this year’s Irish film at the EU Film Festival in Cambodia, screening in Phnom Pen and Siem Reap.

EU Film Festival – Vietnam

May 16th

Neil Jordan’s Ondine is this year’s Irish film at the EU Film Festival in Vietnam, with 14 cultural institutes showing films from 14 countries, screening in the National Cinema Center in Hanoi & BHD cinema in Ho Chi Minh city.

Irish Itinerary – Nijmegen

May 22nd

Presented in association with the Irish Intinerary, an initative of the EFACIS (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies), What Richard Did will screen in the Lux Cinema in Nijmegen. Director Lenny Abrahamson will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A.

Irish Itinerary – Wuppertal

May 21st

Presented in association with the Irish Intinerary, an initative of the EFACIS  (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies), What Richard Did will screen in the Cinemaxx in Wuppertal, Germany. Director Lenny Abrahamson will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A.

Irish Itinerary – Mannheim

May 20th

Presented in association with the Irish Intinerary, an initative of the EFACIS  (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies), What Richard Did will screen in the Filmhaus in Saarbrucken, Germany. Lenny Abrahamson will be in attendance for a Q&A.

EU Film Week – Belgrade

May 16th – 21st

The European Info Centre presents two Irish features: Black Ice and Silence at the EU Film Week celebrating European film culture in Belgrade, Serbia.

EU Film Festival – Mozambique

mid May

The Wind That Shakes the Barley is this year’s Irish film at the EU Film Festival in Maputo, Mozambique. 

EU Film Festival – Brazil

May 7th – 18th

The European Film Festival in Brazil will present screenings of Once in Rio and Brasilia. 

EU Short Film Festival – Ottawa

May 8th – 9th 

The EU Short Film Festival will present three Irish shorts: Cuílin Duálach, Irish Folk Furniture and The Missing Scarf in Ottawa, Canada

Irish Arts Centre, New York

May 6th

A screening of Skin in the Game, Donald Taylor Black’s documentary examining the current financial crisis through responses of a number of artists who are using it as subject matter for their work.

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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