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Running annually since 1956, this is one of Ireland’s premier cultural events, with a loyal and ever-increasing audience of general public, film lovers and filmmakers.
A special strand this year is Films from Romania, which includes both features and documentaries.Read More
OFFline is a somewhat unusual film festival with at its heart a competition, requiring teams to shoot & edit short films in just two days, a formidable challenge.
There are also workshops, a special stand for kids and screenings in various locations – including an inflatable cinema in the grounds of Birr Castle.Read More
This well established and popular event will see more than 100 films screened over 6 days, covering Irish and World film, shorts, documentaries and more.
It is very popular with both industry professionals and ordinary film lovers and as with all Galway festivals is a friendly and inclusive event. If you love film you have to get to Galway this week.Read More
Dublin Theatre Festival is one of Europe’s premier theatre events and enjoys a wonderful reputation worldwide.
The invariably huge attendances at the festival events are drawn not only from the city’s citizens but the many international visitors who attend annually.Read More
From a small beginning in 1997 as the Irish Schools Video Competition, this festival has grown to a full blown festival, showcasing up to 200 films by young film-makers annually.
Budding film-makers aged between 7 and 18, compete for the title of Young Irish Film-maker, with the award ceremony an important part of the festival.Read More
The 2009 festival had a comedy theme, with showings in unusual venues such as the local bowling alley and cattle mart. We don’t yet know what 2010 will bring, but it will be good!
Dingle knows how to party and as well as the festival events there is lots of lively music and entertainment in the local public.Read More
Waterford film festival concentrates on short films with a very diverse programme of screenings, ranging from drama, comedy, documentaries and animation to experimental and student work.
There is a strong emphasis on young film makers, and Irish film makers in particular, primarily through a series of awards.Read More
There will be more than 130 screenings at this year’s Film Festival in Dublin, covering feature length films, shorts, documentaries, animated movies and a good programme for kids.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a film buff you can test yourself in the film quiz competition, with heats taking place in branches of Dublin City Library.Read More
This festival, showing mainly films not previously screened in Ireland, is aimed not just at the Dublin gay community but at anyone interested in film.
There is a particularly strong shorts programme, as the festival is a nominating festival for the Iris Prize for the Best International Gay and Lesbian Short Film.Read More
This hotly contested annual final of a competition for amateur drama societies and clubs provides a very varied feast of theatre.
Standards are very high, the better productions are very close to professional in their staging and many Irish stars of stage and screen cut their teeth in Athlone.Read More
A rapidly growing and increasingly popular film festival which focuses mainly on films with a socio-political theme and includes speakers and seminars as well as showing full length and short films.
There is also a good and lively social side and those who have not visited Belfast before will get a real flavour of that city’s renowned hospitality.Read More