The IFI revealed details of its Programme for 2015 with a selection of new strands, including The Hangover Lounge, Rock’n’Roll Cinema and The Bigger Picture, alongside many established favourites

The IFI announced its Programme for 2015 today. Festivals will, once again, play a central role in the IFI’s exhibition plans. This year the IFI French Film Festival (November 18th-29th) will present some of the finest new French features alongside programmes of classic titles and films from emerging directors, with special guests and masterclasses to be announced later in the year; the IFI Family Festival (July 16th-19th) will present four days of films and workshops for our younger audiences this summer; while IFI Horrorthon (October 22nd-26th) will see the annual gore-fest back on our screens for five days over the Hallowe’en Bank Holiday Weekend, also with special guests yet to be announced.  There’s also a new name on the festival calendar – IFI Documentary Festival (September 23rd-27th) is replacing IFI Stranger Than Fiction and will present the best documentaries from Ireland and around the world over an extended five-day period. There will also be an industry component to the Festival giving new and established documentary filmmakers the opportunity to discuss their work with international filmmakers and sales agents.

The IFI’s exhibition strategy sees a number of ongoing strands presenting different types of work, in different ways, each month. Three terrific new strands start over the next two months: going back to film school with The Bigger Picture, striking a chord with Rock ‘n’ Roll Cinema, and creating an indulgent afternoon of classic double bills and brunch with The Hangover Lounge.

Ross Keane, Director of the IFI said “We are delighted to present an exciting slate of events coming up at the IFI this year, comprising of many old favourites alongside some fantastic new programming initiatives and strands. The IFI’s exhibition plans continue to illustrate the full breadth of its wide and varied programme, presenting a broad range of films and events in Dublin, nationwide and internationally. While our unveiled Programme 2015 plans highlight some hotly anticipated events, there are still plenty of other changes and surprises that have yet to be revealed.”

Key Announcements

  • A new name for an expanded IFI Stranger Than Fiction, IFI Documentary Festival (Sept 23rd-27th)
  • Key Calendar Dates for the IFI Family Festival (July  16th-19th), IFI Horrorthon (Oct 22nd-26th), IFI French Film Festival (Nov 18th-29th)
  • The Bigger Picture monthly strand will show a key title from the cinema canon with expert introductions
  • Rock’n’Roll Cinema strand will bring regular music events and releases to the IFI
  • New monthly strand The Hangover Lounge introduces an indulgent Sunday double-bill of cinema with a scrumptious IFI Café Bar brunch deal
  • IFI Spotlight to review and reflect on Irish Film production in 2015 on April 25th
  • IFI National and IFI International (supported by Culture Ireland) continue to promote Irish film with a huge range of events and collaborations including the repatriation of the first sound film in Irish Oidhche Sheanchais (1935)


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland