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Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas from the IFI Film Shop

There’s someone on everyone’s Christmas list with a passion for film, and the IFI Film Shop has a selection of gifts ideas that are sure to fit the bill. In the heart of Temple Bar and a stone’s throw from Grafton Street, this independent gem has a fantastic selection of film books, boxsets, specialist DVDs, posters and stocking fillers with friendly knowledgeable staff who can help you find the perfect present.


For cinephiles there’s a fantastic selection of DVDs that caters to all tastes including some of the most important cultural film releases of the year including box office hit Of Gods and Men from France, Wim Wenders’ acclaimed Pina which captures the work of the late great German choreographer Pina Bausch, and the voice of Irish midland women across the generations captured in Ken Wardrop’s documentary sensation His and Hers. Or for people who love coming to the cinema itself why not think about an IFI Membership which gives fantastic discounts at the IFI and offers invitations to monthly free previews all year round?


Lovers of Irish history will enjoy our series of releases from the IFI Irish Film Archive including Irish Destiny, a fascinating 1926 film telling the story of the struggle for Irish Independence, and Seodaa nostalgic selection of short Irish films from the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Or for a really unique film gift from the Archive there’s a stunning new exclusive framed print of James Mason in Carol Reed’s 1947 classic Odd Man Out.

For sports fans in the family there are two must-have DVDS. GAA Football Gold 1947-1959 and GAA Hurling Gold 1948-1959. Featuring priceless footage of a golden age in Gaelic Games from before live television broadcasts, these massively popular collections feature some of the all-time greats of the GAA including Kevin Heffernan, Seán Murphy, John Joe O’Reilly, Christy Ring, Eddie Keher and many more.

The IFI Film Shop also has a great selection of film related books. Perfect stocking filler reads for adults include Tim Burton’s The Melancholy Death of an Oyster Boy, his charming and viciously funny set of illustrated poems, and Mark Kermode’s The Good, the Bad and the Multiple, his hilarious, irreverent broadside against the modern movie.


And for those that have everything already, then you can’t go wrong with IFI Gift Vouchers – treating someone to a night at the cinema, a new DVD or something scrumptious at the IFI Café Bar.

The IFI Film Shop is open Mon-Tues  11am-7pm, Wed-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 1pm-7pm right up until Christmas. Our specialist staff can be contacted during opening hours on 01 679 5727 or email

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