IFI International: March 2023

2-5 March // Capital Irish Film Festival // An Cailín Ciúin [The Quiet Girl] + Q&A with director Colm Bairéad, Nothing Compares, Ghosts of Baggotonia, The Ghost of Richard Harris, Ballywalter, Homebird, Young Plato + Q&A with director Neasa Ní Chianáin and producer David Rane, LOLA, Vicky, The Cry of Granuaile + Q&A with director Dónal Foreman, Aisha, North Circular, Róise & Frank, How to Tell a Secret + Q&A with co-director Anna Rodgers, Pray for Our Sinners, The Sparrow + Q&A with director Michael Kinirons and producer Alicia Ní Ghráinne, Lakelands
Shorts Program 1: First Date, Ships of Souls, As if There Were Trees, Uprooted, Lady Betty
Shorts Program 2: La Tumba, Foxglove, Viva, You’re Not Home, Wine Lake // AFI Silver, Silver Spring, Washington, USA

2-12 March [In-Person: 2-5 March, Virtual: 6-12 March] // Chicago Irish Film Festival // The Sparrow + Q&A with director Michael Kinirons and producer Alicia Ní Ghráinne, Clodagh, How to Tell a Secret, Aisha, LOLA, The Ghost of Richard Harris, My Sailor, My Love
Shorts 1: Sign of the Times:Lady Betty, First Date, Mudslingers, Mask, #Nana Rocks, Wallpaper, The Secret Life of Jim, Erased, Where do all the Old Gays Go?
Shorts 2: Turn, turn, turn! (In-Person and Virtual):Glitterbug, The Talk, Torn, Noah, Agape, The Unchaotic Cabinet that wishes for me to Sleep, Wednesday Child
Shorts 3: Hey, What’s Going On?: Steppin Up!, Tina Times Two, Hermit, VHS, Haven, The Mother of All Assumptions
Shorts 4: That’s What Friends Are For:Homebird, Shall We Sit?, Un/Cut, Bruise, Still Up There, Ready?, Snooze, Lambing, Flags and Emblems
Shorts 5: Can I Help You?: Masterpieces, La Tumba, The Vlog, The Radio, Regular Rabbit, Ghosting, Every Five Miles, The Artists [Na hEalaiontóirí], Wireless
Short Documentaries 1: Journeys Near and Far (In-Person and Virtual): H.P Lovecraft and the Moon Bog, The Michael Groden Papers, Tears of an Exile. Crossroads, We’re Not Making Gone With The Wind
Short Documentaries 2: Doers and Dreamers (In-Person and Virtual)Focail Nua (New Words), A Stone Place, Vonnie : Ireland’s Forgotten Fashion Icon, Memories of Richard Harris, and Shackleton’s Cabin
// Logan Theatre, Gallery Theatre, Theatre on the Lake, and online // Chicago, USA

5 March // SF Irish Film Festival: Documentary Day // North Circular, Violet Gibson: The Woman Who Shot Mussolini, The Man With the Moving House, Superstars // Delancey Theater, San Francisco, USA

6-27 March // Irish Film Festival Dar es Salaam Tanzania // Steps of Freedom: The Story of Irish Dance, An Irish Goodbye, Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up // Alliance Française, Dar es Salaam & Alliance Française, Arusha // Presented in association with the Embassy of Ireland, Dar es Salaam

7 March // Irish Film Days St Patrick’s screening // Arracht // Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta // Presented in association with the Embassy of Ireland Valletta

9-21 March // European Union Film Festival // Aisha // Broadway Cinematheque and Palace IFC, Hong Kong, China // Presented in association with the Consulate General of Ireland, Hong Kong

10 March // Cine Gael Montreal // The New Music // J.A. DeSève Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

10 March // Francophonie Month 2023 // The Camino Voyage // Kino Suns Theatre, Riga, Latvia // Presented in association with the Embassy of Ireland, Riga

10-19 March // Belgrade Irish Festival // An Cailín Ciúin [The Quiet Girl], A Dog Called Money and Q&A with director Seamus Murphy, Nothing Compares and Q&A with IFTA-nominated editor Mick Mahon, Digging for Fire and Q&A with Darragh Dukes, Eoin O’Kelly, Kevin Brew, Setanta: A State of Independence, Young Plato and Q&A with director Declan McGrath, Horrible Creature and Q&A with director Áine Stapleton, 100 Years of Ulysses, Steps of Freedom: The Story of Irish Dance and Q&A with director Ruán Magan, Atlantic and Q&A with cameraman Ed Godsell, The Pipe with Bojan Simišić from Eko Straža joining the director Risteard O’Domhnaill for a conversation on past and present ecological issues in both Ireland and Serbia. // Kinoteka, Belgrade, Serbia

14-28 March // Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe // Lakelands // Les 7 Parnassiens, Paris, France

17-26 March // Écrans Britanniques // Sunlight // Cinéma Le Sémaphore à Nîmes, France

18 March // St Patrick’s Day film event // Wolfwalkers // El Corte Inglés Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal // Presented in association with Embassy of Ireland, Lisbon

18 March // From the Bowls of Memory: Two Films from Ireland, a Land of Fiction & Absences // Coilín and Platonida [silent with English & German intertitles] and with Q&A director James Scott, Budawanny [in English & silent with English intertitles] and pre-recorded intro/outro // Spectacle Theater, New York, USA

19-24 March // British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg // An Cailín Ciúin [The Quiet Girl], Róise & Frank, Lakelands, Tarrac, LOLA // Ciné Utopia, Luxembourg

20 March // Irish American Heritage Museum Albany // Róise & Frank // Albany NY, USA

21-25 March // Scéal Eile Film Festival // An Cailín Ciúin [The Quiet Girl], Breaking Out and Q&A with director Michael McCormack, Sunlight, Lyra, Wildfire, Aisha, Nothing Compares, Blarney, Cyprus Avenue, Traveller, Secrets from Putumayo and programme of shorts // Cinéma Galeries Brussels; Cinéma Aventure Brussels, Studio Skoop Ghent, Kask Cinema Ghent, De Cinema Antwerp, Belgium

31 March // Cine Gael Montreal // Making the Grade // J.A. DeSève Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

The IFI International programme is supported by Culture Ireland.

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