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The Waiting Game

David Blake Knox, 53 minutes, 2016

In 2008 a troupe of seasoned players set off on the most ambitious theatrical tour of Ireland ever undertaken. Stephen Brennan, Alan Stanford, Barry McGovern and Johnny Murphy had first performed Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Gate Theatre…

Waveriders

Joel Conroy, 80 minutes, 2008

Documenting the rise of surfing as one of Ireland’s fastest growing sports, Waveriders explores the unique attractions the country offers to the sport. Set primarily on Ireland’s west coast some of world’s most passionate and talented surfers are interviewed to…

We Are Moving – Memories of Miss Moriarty

Claire Dix, 65 minutes, 2016

This is an intimate portrait of Joan Denise Moriarty, a visionary who overcame enormous odds by doggedly following her dream of bringing ballet to every corner of Ireland. A pioneer of early 20th century Irish dance, Moriarty dared to create…

Welcome to a Bright White Limbo

Cara Holmes, 11 minutes, 2019

Combining documentary and dance performance, this visually arresting film dives into the mind and creative process of Oona Doherty's award winning dance show Hope Hunt. Awards: Best Irish Short Film, Dublin International Film Festival, 2020

Welcome to the Dark Ages

Paul Duane, 82 minutes, 2019

In 2017, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, formerly known as The KLF, returned after 23 years of silence – but they were no longer a pop group. They were now undertakers, planning to build a monument, The People’s Pyramid, out…

What Remains

Tadhg O'Sullivan, Pat Collins, 11 minutes, 2013

What Remains, directors Pat Collins and Tadhg O'Sullivan's abstract work, explores personal and cultural memory, and is made exclusively from film in the IFI Irish Film Archive. Notes by Sunniva O'Flynn

What We Leave in Our Wake

Pat Collins, 70 minutes, 2010

Developed in the midst of Ireland’s devastating property crash and subsequent recession, director Pat Collins uses this documentary to explore the materials – the institutions, attitudes, and politics –from which modern Ireland is made. Beginning by observing that throughout Irish…

When Women Won

Anna Rodgers, 52 minutes, 2020

Coinciding with the second anniversary of the historic referendum which saw over 1.4m Irish citizens vote to overturn the Irish Constitution’s controversial 8th amendment, the film tells the emotional inside story of the Together for Yes campaign. In the aftermath…

Where I Am

Pamela Drynan, 69 minutes, 2013

In this Irish documentary, gay American writer Robert Drake returns to the small town of Sligo from his home in Philadelphia, in an attempt to revisit the memories of his time in Ireland. Twelve years have passed since he was…

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