We are delighted to announce the seventh East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2023 (EAFFI), March 30th – April 2nd, in which we bring to Irish audiences works from prominent and emerging writers and directors from diverse cultural and social backgrounds across East Asian cinema. These films reflect on individual and communal experiences and dynamics in insightful and human ways.

Inspiring fiction, documentary, classic and self-reflexive film essays explore and expose the world around them in vivid ways, asking questions about society, culture, politics, personal and collective history in our ever more challenging times. We are thrilled and very privileged to welcome this year’s guest of honour, the great Japanese writer-director Kōji Fukada. His masterful Love Life (Official Competition, Venice Film Festival 2022) opens the festival on Thursday, March 30th followed by Harmonium (winner, Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2016), and he will participate in a masterclass on Saturday, April 1st.

In-cinema multi-film bundles available: all 9 films plus masterclass for €90, 5 films for €50, or 3 films for €30. Available from the IFI Box Office or over the phone at 01 679 3477.

EAFFI Organising Committee: Maria O’Brien, co-organiser/ academic officer; Marie-Pierre Richard, co-organiser/ programmer & artistic director.

The East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) would like to thank the Arts Council, the IFI and all its sponsors and partners for their invaluable support, including Asia Market, Taipei Representative Office in Ireland, Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute, Brooks Hotel, aemi, Young Critics Programme by Young Irish Filmmakers, the Japanese Film Festival Ireland, Belltable Arts Centre, Pálás Cinema and Triskel Arts Centre.


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland