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Art Will Save the World

Niall McCann, 70 minutes, 2012

Niall McCann’s energetic first feature Art Will Save the World celebrates forgotten singer-songwriter, novelist and artist, Luke Haines. Haines, one of the founding members of “The Auteurs”, is often described as one of the great English contemporary songwriters, a man…

As If I Am Not There

Juanita Wilson, 109 minutes, 2010

With the Academy Award-nominated short film The Door behind her, Irish writer-director Juanita Wilson delivered this haunting, affecting and visceral drama for her feature debut. Taking place in 1992 as Bosnia is plunged into war, the story, adapted from Croatian…

Ascending Grace

Claire Byrne, 2020

First Officer Maedhbh has high hopes for her first day of work. But when she fails to impress her hero, Captain Cara, and with a cabinful of restless passengers, it’s far from what she expected.

Assembled Memories: Jack B. Yeats, 1871-1957

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 37 minutes, 1981

Rarely screened since the early 1980s, this under-discussed film offers a visual biographical essay on one of Ireland’s leading painters of the twentieth century. O’Sullivan’s subject was a London-born Irish artist whose creative and personal journey mirrors that of the…

Atlantic

Risteard Ó Domhnaill, 80 minutes, 2016

Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life
in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. In Norway, where the fishing industry has been aggressively protected by national authorities, the…

Atlantic

Conor Ferguson, 4 minutes, 2008

Against a wind-swept rural landscape in the West of Ireland, isolated farmer (Liam Cunningham) receives a letter from an old flame who had emigrated to America years before. The voice of the writer reveals the letter to be an invitation…

Attracta

Kieran Hickey, 55 minutes, 1983

Adapted from a work by William Trevor, Attracta is a searing account of lone voices resisting the bloodshed of twentieth century Ireland, told through the figure of the elderly, institutionalised Attracta (Wendy Hiller). An orphan of Ireland’s War of Independence,…

August 2016

Kieran Hickey, 55 minutes, 1983

20th August // Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals // Bargaintown // Berlin, Germany. 19-29th August // Vama sub Lumini de Oscar, International Festival of Visual Arts // Dreamtime Revisited // Vama Veche, Romania.

August 2017

Kieran Hickey, 55 minutes, 1983

17th - 20th August // Irish Focus at the Festival Hviezdne noci Bytča // The Dead Man of ARAN, Young Cassidy, The Quiet Man, Poitín, Irish Destiny, My Left Foot, Sing Street, The Secret of Kells, Adam and Paul, A Date for…

Australian Irish Film Festival – Sydney, Australia

Kieran Hickey, 55 minutes, 1983

March 19th - 22nd  The first Australian Irish Film Festival presents seven Irish features and documentaries at the Chauvel Cinema Broken Song, Living in a Coded Land, An Dhubh ina Gheal, The Sea, Out of Here, Good Vibrations and The Stag.  

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland