Extra Events

Some further events connecting young people with IFI and other organisations through film

IFI Education & UNCRC 25                                                               

Lion (PG)
Feb 1, 10.30am

September 28th marks the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. To mark this significant anniversary, in association with the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, we have a special screening of this Oscar-nominated film. The story of Saroo Brierley who, at age 5, found himself lost on a train and thousands of miles away from his family and home, is an exciting and emotional study of a child’s right to identity, cultural heritage and family.
Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children, and a Youth Advisor for the OCO will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Fresh Film Festival Showcase & Heats @ IFI           

Nov 8, 1.30 – 3pm
This showcase of a selection of Fresh Film Festival 2017 winners highlights the best of young people’s filmmaking in Ireland If you plan to make a film, enter Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the year 2018 or just love watching films, then this is the place to be!

March 7, 10.00 – 1.00pm
The Dublin Heats of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards at Fresh Festival. See some of the fantastic films being made by Ireland’s latest generation of young filmmakers.

Admission for both events is FREE but booking is essential through Fresh Film Festival on 061 319 555 or via info@freshfilmfestival.net. School groups and individuals are welcome.

Young Audience Award Panel (YAA)
The YAA is the Young Audience Award of the European Film Academy. In May, 2018 IFI will host these awards, would you be interested in joining our Young Audience Panel? The panel is for those aged 12-14 and will come together regularly to watch and discuss different kinds of films from all over Europe.

If you are interested, then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Dee at dquinlan@ifi.ie

This initiative is supported by the BAI Sectoral Development Fund and Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office

IFI Film Club
This term we start a new film club pilot, looking at different ways in which schools might be facilitated to open up film to their students in after-school or lunchtime slots. If you are interested please email amcgivern@irishfilm.ie for more information.

Careers Day
Jan 24 10 am – 3pm
Our Careers Day will offer an opportunity to hear from some of the people who work in the film industry in Ireland as both cast and crew. See some short films completed by recent film and animation graduates. Find out from Fresh Film Festival winners how they proceeded to college courses.

Students can attend individually or as part of a school group. Details of talks and times will be posted on our website nearer the date.

Booking essential, for more information contact IFI Education on 01 679 5744 or email schools@ifi.ie

IFI Explorers
Our monthly film club for 15-18 year olds, offering some of the best new releases showing in IFI at a special reduced rate. Click here for more information.




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