Calendar of Events 2016


3rd – 26th November // Ireland and Britain, 1916-2016: A Centenary of Cinematic Conversation // co-presented by Irish Film Institute and Irish Film Festival London // London, U.K.

Details listed below:

At the Ritzy Picturehouse,  3rd – 22nd November:

3rd November, Guests of the Nation with live musical accompaniment by Josh Johnston

8th November, Let’s Be Famous

10th November, Daughter of Darkness

15th November, She Didn’t Say No

17th November, This Other Eden

22nd November, I Was Happy Here

At the Barbican Cinemas, 24th November:

Irish Film Institute 1916 Centenary Ciné-Concert with live musical accompaniment by Cormac de Barra, Colm Ó Snodaigh and Rossa Ó Snodaigh.

At Birkbeck University London Cinema, 26th November:

Maeve with director Pat Murphy, films by Vivienne Dick, Daisy Chain and Over Here, hosted Professor Lance Pettitt, Associate Tutor in English and Film at Birkbeck, University of London

5th November // IrishFest Atlanta // Short film programme Give Up Yer Aul Sins, Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom, Páistí Ag Obair, Irish Folk Furniture, Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion, The Herd, A Terrible Hullabaloo and Cuilín Dualach // Atlanta, U.S.

15th and 22nd November // EFACIS Irish Itinerary at the Apollo Cinema, Debrecen // Good Vibrations and Bobby Sands: 66 Days // Debrecen, Hungary

22nd November // Football as Never Before with live musical accompaniment // Home, Manchester, U.K.

23rd  – 27th November // Irish Film Festival, London // Keep an eye on the website for programme announcements // London, U.K.


5th – 9th October // Irish Film Week  //  Mise Éire, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, Rebellion // Oulu, Finland.

7th – 9th October // The Irish Reels Film Festival // My Name is Emily, Mammal, You’re Ugly Too //Seattle, U.S.

22nd – 30th October // Molodist International Film Festival // Viva // Kiev, Ukraine.

27th – 28th October //  Zilele Filmului Irlandez (Irish Film Days) // Sing Street, You’re Ugly Too, Stutterer and Love is a Sting // Bucharest, Romania.



16th-24th September // San Sebastian International Film Festival  // Omagh, Bloody Sunday, Hunger as part of the ‘Act of Killing’ film strand // San Sebastian, Spain.

21st September – 1st October // British and Irish Film Season  // Mammal, Atlantic, 1916:The Irish Rebellion, After ’16 Short films // Luxembourg.

22nd – 24th September // San Francisco Irish Film Festival // Sing Street, An Klondike, Mickybo and Me // San Francisco, USA.

22nd – 25th September // Irish Screen America – Los Angeles // Queen of Ireland, Twice Shy,  // Los Angeles, USA.

28th September – 26th October // Irish in Film Series – Fairfield University // Pilgrim Hill, Michael Collins, August Rush, ’71, Brooklyn // Connecticut, USA.

28th September // Irish Film Evening – Slovenia Kinoteca // After ’16, Plough and The Stars // Ljubljana, Slovenia.

30th September – 1st October // Irish American Home Society Film Festival  // Glastonbury, CT, USA.

30th September – 4th October // Irish Screen America – New York // Queen of Ireland, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope & more // New York, USA.


20th August // Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals // Bargaintown // Berlin, Germany.

19-29th August // Vama sub Lumini de Oscar, International Festival of Visual Arts // Dreamtime Revisited // Vama Veche, Romania.


31st July – 1st August // Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival // 1916:The Irish Rebellion, An Klondike, see website for full details // U.S.A.


5th June, 30th June // European Film Festival // Good Vibrations // Belem, Manaus, Brazil

11th – 19th June // Shanghai International Film Festival // Pursuit // Shanghai, China

14th June // New York Irish Arts Centre // A Doctor’s Sword // New York, U.S.A.

24th – 26th June // Céad: A Weekend of Irish Arts // London Irish Centre, UK




3rd May // Ciné CCI at the Les Trois Luxembourg Cinema, presented by Centre Culturel Irlandais // You’re Ugly Too with guest Mark Noonan // Paris, France

5th – 29th May // European Film Festival  // Glassland // Bucharest, Romania

10th – 22nd May // European Film Festival// Song of the Sea // Singapore

10th – 24th May // European Film Festival// His and Hers // Maputo, Mozambique

17th May // New York Irish Arts Centre // Fortune’s Wheel with guests Joe Lee and Lorraine Kennedy //New York, United States

18th – 24th May // European Film Festival at the Musée de la Civilisation // Noble //  Quebec City, Canada

19th May // European Film Festival // What Richard Did // Freetown, Sierra Leone

26th – 28th May // European Short Film Festival, Canadian Film Institute // Stutterer // Ottawa, Canada

May // European Film Festival // Kings // Vietnam

28th May // Ireland 100: President Kennedy in Ireland, Irish Film Institute screenings, Kennedy Arts Centre //  Dr. Harvey O’Brien presents several films from the IFI Irish Film Archive examining President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in the summer of 1963. // Washington, United States.


1st – 3rd April //  Ottawa Irish Film Festival // Glassland, Standby, Into the West, IFI Newsreel & Actuality Programme: Ireland 1916-1923 (see website for full programme) //Ottawa, Canada.

6th – 10th April // Film Ireland // Viva, Sing Street, The Lobster, Calvary, Michael Collins, Song of the Sea// Hong Kong, China.

5th – 27th April // Days of European Film Festival // You’re Ugly Too //  Prague, Czech Republic.

7th – 16th April //  Titanic International Film Festival // My Name is Emily //Budapest, Hungary.

7th – 10th April // Rome Irish Film Festa // See website for programme announcements / Italy.

7th – 10th April // Irish Film Festival // Glassland, After ’16, Pursuit, Older than Ireland, Song of the Sea (see website for full programme) // Sydney, Australia.

20th April //  The Cohens and The Kellys, Cuala Irish Festival NYC // Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, USA

22nd – 30th April //  Ireland 2016: Centenary Film Programme // IFI Newsreel Programme: Ireland 1916, Michael Collins, Ryan’s Daughter, Young Cassidy, Mise Éire (see website for full programme) // Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada.

24th April // Luxembourg Cinematheque // 1916:The Irish Rebellion // Luxembourg

24th April // New York Centenary Commemoration // Rebellion, Mise Éire, Selection of short films // New York, United States

24th April // Irish Film London at the Bertha Dochouse // 1916: The Irish Rebellion // London, United Kingdom


3rd – 6th March // Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington, USA.

3rd – 6th March // Chicago Irish Film Festival // An Klondike, The Survivalist, Traders, After ’16 plus shorts programme // Chicago, USA.

4th March // Cinegael Montreal at the Concordia University // Patrick’s Day // Montreal, Canada.

10th – 13th March //  Irish Film Festival // Pat Shortt Focus, You’re Ugly Too, Older than Ireland, Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story plus shorts programme (see website for details) // Boston, USA.

13th March //  Irish Film London, at the Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Festival // Sing Street //London, UK.

13th March // Irish Film London, at the Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Festival // Shorts Film Programme, (see website for details) //  London, UK.

14th – 22nd March // Belgrade Irish Festival // Michael Collins, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Room, After ’16, The Stag, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, Hubert Butler:Witness to the Future (see website for full details) // Belgrade, Serbia.

15th – 19th March // Sarajevo Irish Festival // Michael Collins, The Crying Game, 1916: The Irish Rebellion // Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

16th – 27th March //  Irish Film Week // Room, Glassland, You’re Ugly Too, Patrick’s Day, I Used to Live Here, My Name is Emily, Michael Collins, (see website for details) // Moscow, Russia.

16th March // Irish Film London at The Photographers Gallery // 1916: The Irish Rebellion // London, UK.

17th – 20th March // Shebeen Flick, Irish Film Festival // Bargaintown, I Used to Live Here, The Commitments, Older Than Ireland, Glassland, Lost in the Living // Berlin, Germany.

18th March // Embassy of Ireland // Kings // Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

19th March // Easter Rising: Artists Now, Whitechapel Gallery // Mise Éire, Talk with Desperate Optimists, Living in a Coded Land, (see website for details) // London, UK.

28th March // Aisling Society of Sydney // Irish Destiny //Australia


5th Feb //  Cinegael Montreal at the Concordia University // The Stag // Montreal, Canada.

14th Feb // Cinema Britannique & Irlandais, Ciné O’Clock // Gold // Lyon, France.

17th Feb – 15th March //  Irish Film Fortnight at the Cinema Odyssée // Good Vibrations, Gold, One Million Dubliners, Rocky Road to Dublin // Strasbourg, France.

19th Feb // Cinegael Montreal at the Concordia University // You’re Ugly Too // Montreal, Canada.


22nd Jan //  Cinegael Montreal at the Concordia University, // Noble // Montreal, Canada

30th Jan – 2nd Feb //  Internationales Filmwochenende (International Film Weekend), // Gold // Wurzburg, Germany,


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.

Subscribe to our mailing list

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland

Follow the IFI for news, trailers and offers

Twitter Facebook YouTube blogspot Flickr linkedin