To book IFI Education events please contact Dee Quinlan or Richard Fallon on 01 679 5744 or schools@irishfilm.ie

English

IFI SCHOOLS: THE KING’S SPEECH

For 2017 Leaving Certificate candidates we offer an extended introduction to this popular choice, followed by a 15 minute presentation on a key scene. Colin Firth is the reluctant monarch, King George VI, who overcomes his speech disability with the assistance of an alternative speech therapist. With themes of duty and determination, the film merges historic events with a very personal story, in the context of Britain before World War II.

Director: Tom Hooper

UK/Australia, 2010, Drama, 118mins

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Dublin, IFI – Oct 25. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Cork, Cork Film Festival (Nov 11-20) – Nov 14. Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711

Tipperary, Excel Arts Centre – Nov 22. Excel Arts Theatre on 062 80520

Bantry, Cinemax 3 – Dec 2. Cinemax 3 on 027 55777 or 086 815 3271

Roscommon Arts Centre – Jan 17. Roscommon Arts Centre on 0906 625 824

Carrick-on-Shannon, The Dock – Feb 8. The Dock on 071 965 0828

Carlow, The GB Shaw Theatre – Feb 17. The GB Shaw Theatre on 059 917 2400

Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre – Mar 7. Riverbank Arts Centre on 045 448 327

Dún Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre – Mar 13. Pavilion Theatre on 01 231 2929

Cert: 15A

Newbridge

  • 7th March

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Dun Laoghaire

  • 13th March

IFI SCHOOLS: REAR WINDOW

A masterclass in suspense and visual storytelling from Alfred Hitchcock, this comparative text for 2017/2018 explores themes of watching and relationships through its gripping narrative. Confined to a wheelchair in his apartment following an accident, the emotionally distant Jeff (James Stewart) takes to watching the neighbours in nearby apartments, until he witnesses an apparent murder. Together with girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) they try to identify the killer and in doing so, see something new in one another.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

USA, 1954, Mystery/Thriller, 118mins

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Dublin, IFI – Apr 5. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

IFI

  • 5th April

General

IFI SCHOOLS: SPOTLIGHT

A masterful exploration of power, leadership and journalistic integrity, this exciting and inspiring thriller celebrates the importance of a free and socially responsible press. Winning Academy Awards for Best Picture, and Best Screenplay, with an all-star cast of Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams – Spotlight tells the true story of a small team of reporters at the Boston Globe who, in 2002, brought to light a series of child abuse scandals and subsequent cover-ups in the Catholic Church.

Investigative journalist and legal affairs correspondent Colm Keena will introduce this film on Jan 24th.

USA • 2015 • Biography/Crime/Drama • 128 mins
Director: Tom McCarthy

IFCO Rating: 15A

Screening as part of the 2016/17 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Screening at:

Dublin, IFI – Jan 24 & Mar 21. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

 

 

IFI

  • 21st March

Spanish

IFI SCHOOLS: THE OLIVE TREE (El olivo)

Recommended age 15+

20-year-old Alma works on a chicken farm in the austerity-hit Castellón region of Spain. Her grandfather is on hunger strike, and has not spoken since her father sold the family’s ancient olive tree. Alma believes the only way the old man can be saved is if they find the tree, replanted somewhere in Europe. Persuading her uncle, her workmate and friends to join her, they set off in a ‘borrowed’ truck to track it down. Restoring the tree will restore hope to their family and the region.

Director: Icíar Bollaín

Spain, 2016, Comedy/Drama, English subtitled, 100 mins

In association with Consejería de Educación, Embassy of Spain

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Drogheda, Droichead Arts Centre – Oct 19. Droichead Arts Centre on 041 983 3946 

Galway, 22nd Junior Film Fleadh (Nov 9-12) – Nov 11. Junior Film Fleadh on 091 562 200 

Cork, Cork Film Festival (Nov 11-20) – Nov 14. Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711

Dublin, IFI – Dec 1. IFI Education on 01 679 5744. 

Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre – Jan 17. Mermaid Arts Centre on 01 272 4030 

Waterford, Garter Lane Arts Centre – Jan 25. www.garterlane.ie or 051 855038 

Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre – Jan 31. Riverbank Arts Centre on 045 448 327

Dublin, IFI – Feb 8. IFI Education on 01 679 5744. 

Sligo, The Model – Feb 16. The Model on 071 914 1405 

Dún Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre – Mar 20. Pavilion Theatre on 01 231 2929 

Dublin, IFI – Mar 23. IFI Education on 01 679 5744.

Dun Laoghaire

  • 20th March

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IFI

  • 23rd March

French

IFI SCHOOLS: APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (Avril et le monde truqué)

Recommended age 12+

This beautiful animation in the steampunk sci-fi style, features a young girl, April, voiced by Marion Cotillard. Though set in 1941, France is stuck in the 19th century. There are no technological advancements and the country is running on steam. People, including April’s parents, are vanishing in mysterious circumstances. With her talking cat, Darwin, and a street-sharp boy, Julius, April sets out to find them, encountering mystery and dangers along the way.

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

France/Belgium/Canada, 2015, English subtitled, Animation/Adventure/Comedy, 105 mins

The IFI French Film Festival will run from November 16th to November 27th 2016. For more inforamation on school-appropriate titles, please contact IFI Education on 01 679 7544 or email schools@ifi.ie

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Dublin, IFI – Mar 9. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Dublin, IFI – Apr 4. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

IFI

  • 9th March

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IFI

  • 4th April

IFI SCHOOLS: MY REVOLUTION (Ma révolution)

Recommended age 15+

The Arab Spring of 2011 was sparked by the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. In Paris, people take to the streets in support, but 14-year-old Marwenn, though of Tunisian background, has no interest in politics. Then he stumbles upon a rally, gets his picture in the paper and suddenly he’s the coolest kid in school. Encouraged by his irascible grandfather, Marwenn travels to Tunisia on a journey of self-discovery in this charming and humorous film.

Director: Ramzi Ben Sliman

France, 2016, Subtitled, Drama, 80 mins

IFI Study Guide available from mid-October.

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

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Showing at:

Birr, Offline Film Festival (Oct 12-16) – Oct 12. Offline Film Festival on 057 912 2911

Carlow, The GB Shaw Theatre – Oct 18. The GB Shaw Theatre on 059 917 2400

Portlaoise, Dunamaise Arts Centre – Oct 18. Dunamaise Arts Centre on 057 866 3355

Carrick-on-Shannon, The Dock – Oct 19. The Dock on 071 965 0828

Dublin, IFI – Oct 20. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Sligo, The Model – Oct 26. The Model on 071 914 1405

Galway, 22nd Junior Film Fleadh (Nov 9-12) – Nov 9. Junior Film Fleadh on 091 562 200

Dublin, IFI – Nov 10. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Drogheda, Droichead Arts Centre – Nov 16. Droichead Arts Centre on 041 983 3946

Thurles, Source Arts Centre – Nov 23. Source Arts Centre on 0504 90204

Blanchardstown, Draoícht Arts Centre – Nov 24. Draoícht Arts Centre on 01 885 2622

Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre – Nov 29. Riverbank Arts Centre on 045 448 327

Bantry, Cinemax 3 – Dec 9. Cinemax 3 on 027 55777 or 086 815 3271

Dublin, IFI – Dec 13. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Letterkenny, Century Cinema – Dec 16. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Waterford, Garter Lane Arts Centre – Jan 11. www.garterlane.ie or 051 855038

Tipperary, Excel Arts Centre – Jan 17. Excel Arts Theatre on 062 80520

Ennis, glór – Jan 18. glór on 065 6843103

Athlone, IMC Cinema – Jan 30. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Dublin, IFI – Mar 1. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Cork, 28th Cork French Film Festival – Mar 5 – Mar 12. Book via corkcinemas@eircom.net

Kilkenny, IMC Cinema – Mar 10. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre – Mar 13. Mermaid Arts Centre on 01 272 4030

Dún Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre – Mar 27. Pavilion Theatre on 01 231 2929

Limerick, Odeon Cinema – Mar 27. Fresh Film Festival on 061 319 555

Roscommon Arts Centre – Apr 4. Roscommon Arts Centre on 0906 625 824

Monaghan, Garage Theatre – Apr 25. Garage Theatre on 047 81 597

IFI

  • 1st March

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Kilkenny

  • 10th March

Bray

  • 13th March

Dun Laoghaire

  • 27th March

Limerick

  • 27th March

Roscommon

  • 4th April

Monaghan, Garage Theatre

  • 25th April

German

IFI SCHOOLS: ABOUT A GIRL (Charleen macht Schluss)

Recommended age 15+

Working part-time in an undertakers, and listening repeatedly to Kurt Cobain, Charleen focuses on the darker side of life. Her mother thinks her daughter is depressed but, in fact, all she wants is some peace, so she decides to end it all. Waking up in the hospital, she realises that she can change her life for the better. With sharp dialogue and terrific performances, this is a comedy that deals with teen suicide. Through its highly engaging character, it explores issues of growing up, falling in love and finding meaning in life.

Germany • 2014 • Subtitled • Drama • 104 mins
Directed by: Mark Monheim

Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

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Study guide available. Download from www.ifi.ie/aboutagirl.

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre – Oct 11. Mermaid Arts Centre on 01 272 4030

Dublin, IFI – Oct 12. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Birr, Offline Film Festival (Oct 12-16) – Oct 13. Offline Film Festival on 057 912 2911

Athlone, IMC Cinema – Oct 24. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Galway, 22nd Junior Film Fleadh (Nov 9-12) – Nov 10. Junior Film Fleadh on 091 562 200

Cork, Cork Film Festival (Nov 11-20) – Nov 16. Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711

Thurles, Source Arts Centre – Nov 30. Source Arts Centre on 0504 90204

Sligo, The Model – Dec 1. The Model on 071 914 1405

Dublin, IFI – Dec 14. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Dundalk, IMC Cinema – Jan 16. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Waterford, Garter Lane Arts Centre – Jan 18. www.garterlane.ie or 051 855038

Carlow, The GB Shaw Theatre – Jan 24. The GB Shaw Theatre on 059 917 2400

Drogheda, Droichead Arts Centre – Feb 1. Droichead Arts Centre on 041 983 3946

Tipperary, Excel Arts Centre – Feb 7. Excel Arts Theatre on 062 80520

Letterkenny, Century Cinema – Feb 13. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Portlaoise, Dunamaise Arts Centre – Mar 2. Dunamaise Arts Centre on 057 866 3355

Clonakilty, Park Cinema – Mar 3. Park cinema on 023 883 4141.

Blanchardstown, Draoícht Arts Centre – Mar 16. Draoícht Arts Centre on 01 885 2622

Dublin, IFI – Mar 28. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Roscommon Arts Centre – Mar 28. Roscommon Arts Centre on 0906 625 824

Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre – Apr 4. Riverbank Arts Centre on 045 448 327

IFI

  • 28th March

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Portlaoise

  • 2nd March

Clonakilty

  • 3rd March

Blanchardstown

  • 16th March

Roscommon

  • 28th March

Newbridge

  • 4th April

IFI SCHOOLS: WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE (Kein System ist sicher)

Recommended age 16+. Contains a graphic scene, some strong language and drug-taking.

With many anti-surveillance groups operating from Berlin, and the largest association of hackers founded there, this high-octane tech-thriller has some quite convincing moments. Benjamin is a young computer whizz who, desperate to release his inner superhero, gets caught up in a group of small time hackers. Told in flashback, from his confession to a Hague cybercrime officer, Benjamin reveals the group’s activities which ranged from pranks to major intelligence leak and tragedy, causing him to plead for witness protection.

Director: Baran bo Odar

Germany, 2014, Crime/Drama/Thriller, 102 mins, Subtitled

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

IFI

  • 7th March

Irish

IFI SCHOOLS: GEARRSCANNÁIN 2017

Fáilte roimh Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017. Join us for a selection of Gearrscannáin, including new titles Maidhm and Céad Ghrá.

See www.ifi.ie/gearrscannain

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme

Download the programme here.

Showing at

Dublin, IFI – Mar 13 & 15. IFI Education on 01 679 5744.

Galway, Galway UNESCO City of Film – Mar 13. An Taibhdhearc on 091 563 600

Galway

  • 13th March

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IFI

  • 14th March

IFI

  • 15th March

History

IFI SCHOOLS: BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS

This documentary film combines original footage with animations, interviews and reconstructions, to depict the 66 days of Bobby Sands’ hunger strike, as well as the long-term impact of the blanket protest on the political situation, after Sands’ election as MP. Friends, fellow strikers, and his election agent offer their views, along with historians and scholars, all of which provides useful material for classroom work on the Politics and Society of Northern Ireland.

Director: Brendan J. Byrne

Ireland, 2016, Documentary, 105mins

Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Dublin, IFI – Nov 16. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Dublin, IFI – Jan 26. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

Portlaise, Dunamaise Arts Centre – Mar 28. Dunamaise Arts Centre on 057 866 3355

Cert: 15A

Portlaoise

  • 28th March

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