IFI is proud to have won the 2017 Eir Spiders award in the Best News, Publishing and Entertainment category at the glittering ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House last night.

The prize was awarded for the IFI Player app, developed in conjunction with the IFI’s tech partners Axonista, which brings Irish film heritage to audiences in Ireland and across the globe.

IFI partnered with Axonista, a leading video technology company, to greatly increase accessibility of its Irish moving image collection through cutting edge distribution to a variety of popular video-capable devices. Using Axonista’s Ediflo video content management system and distribution platform, the IFI Irish Film Archive can showcase their content for free, and quickly and easily roll out beautiful video apps that are tailored to the capability of each device, providing a great viewing experience for the user. Over 1,200 minutes of content from the IFI Irish Film Archive is now free-to-download and free-to-view in Ireland and across the globe.

The apps are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android phones, with apps for TV platforms available on Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV & Roku.

Click here to download the app on your platform of choice. 

Click here to find out more about the IFI Player. 

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland