As the year draws to a close the team at IFI International would like to thank all of our exhibition partners – programmers, filmmakers, production companies, distributors and audiences – for helping us to make 2014 one of the busiest and brightest years for Irish film yet.
In 2014, IFI International facilitated 111 events in 41 countries bringing Irish film to over 30,000 people throughout the world. 72 features, 30 documentaries and 60 shorts screened in a host of different contexts at Irish film and international film festivals, Irish cultural centres, galleries, cinematheques, embassies and universities.
IFI Irish Film Directory http://www.ifi.ie/ifiifilmdirectory
The IFI Irish Film Directory was launched at the Galway Film Fleadh in July. The directory is a great resource for international exhibitors of Irish film, and a platform for film-makers to promote their films. It contains information on over 350 Irish features, documentaries and shorts. We will be updating on a regular basis. See http://www.ifi.ie/ifiifilmdirectory.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: A YEAR IN PICTURES
Barbican Cinema, London, March 2014
Come on Over (1920) at the Barbican Cinema with accompaniment by John Sweeney (piano) and John Devine (uilleann pipes).
Moscow Irish Film Festival, March 2014
Hugh O’Connor at a screening of The Stag, at the Moscow Irish Film Festival.
Irish Film Festival, Boston, 2014
Dawn Morrissey (festival director), actor Brendan Gleeson director John Michael McDonagh Siobhán Fanning (festival producer) at Boston preview of Calvary.
Irish Film Festa, Rome, Italy, April 2014
Thumbs up from Ciaran McMenamin at a screening of Made in Belfast at the Casa Del Cinema, Rome.
Ireland at Heart/Irlanda a Cor, Barcelona , September 2014
Poster for screenings of Poitín, Mise Éire, An Píopa, Kings and Ocras with Catalan subtitles at the Filmoteca du Catalunya, Spain
Irish Film NewYork, October 2014
Jim Sheridan and Niall McKay (director, New York Irish Film) at the Cantor Centre, New York
Irish Film Festival, London, November 2014
Claire Dix (director, Broken Song) and Eibh Collins (Irish Film Festival, London)
Galway Panel Photo
Looking ahead to 2015:
Many Irish film events are confirmed for early 2015 including the Wurzburg International Festival, Germany and the Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington. The experimental programme Absences and (Im)possibilities continues to tour with Lux and will screen in February at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. We look forward to working with the Centre Cultural Irlandais (Paris), Cinegael Montreal and the New York Irish Arts Centre on their year-round programmes. Planning is already well under way for a host of Irish film festivals celebrating St. Patrick’s Day including Moscow, Belgrade, Rome, Berlin, Boston, London and Sydney.
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