Chaired by: Miriam O’Callaghan, Olivia O’Leary and Áine Lawlor. Following hugely successful events in 2014 and 2015, the IFI is delighted to again partner with the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund for a day of screenings, masterclasses and debate. Investigations 2016 explores the challenges of bringing controversial, complex and often conflicting stories to the large and small screen. With an overall focus on legal and ethical responsibilities, contributors will share first-hand experiences, discuss best practice and consider whether documentaries can make a real impact and effect change in society. The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund was established in memory of investigative journalist Mary Raftery, whose pioneering investigative work uncovered serious abuses and scandals within Irish life. The aim of the fund is to promote more in-depth investigative coverage of issues that were close to Mary’s heart. It offers an opportunity for journalists to carry out detailed investigations into certain aspects of Irish society and to expose any injustices that might exist. Presented by Mary Raftery Journalism Fund and IFI in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), DCU and RTÉ. €5 per event. €10 to attend all three events. To avail of a €10 ticket, please contact the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or in person. (€10 not available online or via email).
OCTOBER 8TH–16TH To mark the release of American Honey, the IFI is pleased to present this retrospective of the work of Andrea Arnold. Despite her relatively small body of work, Arnold has established herself as one of the UK’s most respected filmmakers. While she follows in the realist tradition of fellow directors such as Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, her films take the characters’ situations as a given, focusing on the everyday details of their lives rather than tackling thematically the larger social issues. Her approach gives her work a refreshing and grounded honesty that eschews unwarranted sentiment in favour of natural character development and plausible narrative outcomes. By just her third short, Arnold became an Oscar-winning filmmaker, and her subsequent move to features has seen her work lauded at Cannes and many of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. We are pleased to provide audiences with the opportunity to see these films, accompanied by rare screenings of Andrea Arnold’s short films. Introduction and notes on individual films by Kevin Coyne.
The legendary IFI Horrorthon will return with 5 days of the best of the genre from October 27th - 31st 2016. IFI Horrorthon features the best new horror films, Irish and international, to have appeared on the festival circuit, presenting these titles alongside previews of the most anticipated upcoming releases. EARLY BOOKING FROM 27th OCTOBER: A sneak peek selection of this year's films are now available for sale with the full programme available online in a few days. The usual range of festival passes will only be available when the full programme announced but enough tickets are being held back to make sure that those booking festival passes will not miss out.
A six-week evening course on the study of documentary film. Open to all. Following September’s IFI Documentary Festival, this Autumn’s Evening Course will focus on documentary, and feature a selection of key films in the genre. From humble origins, when the Lumière camera documented events as they were happening, the documentary genre has transformed. Filmmakers still set out to depict reality, but they add their own eye and their distinct motivation for telling a story. Covering a vast range of themes, documentary is now a complex film form with its own aesthetic and history. Our Evening Course will consider some of these aspects, in the context of the films screened. Please note: The course will run on consecutive Tuesdays, commencing at 6.30pm unless otherwise stated. Order of screenings may vary slightly. This is Not a Film - Tuesday October 4th The Beaches of Agnes - Tuesday October 11th Nostalgia For The Light - Tuesday October 18th Riding Giants - Tuesday October 25th Concerning Violence - Tuesday November 1st Grey Gardens - Tuesday November 8th TICKETS €75 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (concessions €70). Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Film tickets not individually sold.
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