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IFI International facilitated 80 events in 30 countries worldwide in 2017 ensuring Irish film reached a wider audience than ever on the cultural festival circuit. 2018 kicked off with a new festival, the Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival in Western Australia, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the landing of the last convict ship, and now we look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day during the busiest month of the year for Irish film festivals around the globe with 30 events taking place.
Both Chicago Irish Film Festival and Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington took place from the 1st to the 4th of March with a successful programme of film which included Oscar-nominated animation The Breadwinner, and documentary feature In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America.
Belgrade Irish Festival, 9th to 11th of March, goes from strength to strength and this year boasts an eclectic programme of Serbian premieres including Song of Granite, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, and Moscow Never Sleeps along with a wide range of concerts, literary events and photography exhibitions.
Song of Granite – opening film at Belgrade Irish Film Week on 13th March
Revolutions showing at Shebeen Flick Irish Film Festival Berlin
Barry Ward as Gordon Close in Maze, showing in Moscow, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Australia. Photo © Marcin Lewandowski
Following successful ciné-concerts in Glasgow and Dundee last month, Culture Ireland’s GB18 film programme continues with a screening of Sidney Olcott’s 1923 silent film Little Old New York, with live accompaniment at London’s Barbican on the 18th of March. The ciné-concert will travel to the Irish Arts Center in New York and American Film Institute in Washington on the 17th and 18th of AprilThe line-up for the Irish Film Festival in Boston, from the 22nd to 25th of March, includes two Irish-language documentaries, the poignant result of emigration evident in Anseo i Lár an Ghleanna / In the Shadow of the Glen, and the portrait of traditional Irish musician in Noel Hill: Aisling Ghéar. Equally compelling are Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned and award-winning Voyager documentary The Farthest with director Emer Reynolds in attendance, and director Alex Mulligan is the guest for his screening of The Limit Of.
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