The Irish Film Institute is committed to the promotion of Irish Film nationally and internationally. We aim to present the full range of Irish cinema – both new, recent and archival in contexts which best serve the creative intentions of the filmmakers and the critical engagement of audiences. The Irish Film Programming Department programmes Irish film material for exhibition in IFI, at venues throughout Ireland and internationally. Our programming activities provide a route for exhibitors to Irish film held in the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive and elsewhere.
New Releases: New Irish Films are released regularly in our main programme. New films are promoted within IFI programme and are generally presented with special opening night events in presence of cast and crew.
Regular strands providing special focuses on Irish Film include:
Irish Focus: A once monthly slot for new Irish work –accompanied by director Q&A
Archive at Lunchtime: Themed programmes of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive presented thrice weekly (daily during summer months) free of charge.
From the Vaults: Screenings of important and overlooked films from the Irish cinema canon drawing attention to the breadth of collections and preservation activities of the IFI Irish Film Archive.
Collaborations: IFP collaborates with other cultural bodies to programme Irish material of mutual interest – for example; One City One Book, Dublin History Festival, Bloomsday
Irish Shorts: IFI provides a range of opportunities for presentation of new Irish short films.
IFI Spotlight IFI’s annual focus on Irish film and television, IFI Spotlight presents a day-long space for in-depth critical engagement with current Irish media culture.
IFI National: As Ireland’s national cultural institution for film, the IFI works with partners throughout Ireland to provide audiences with access to Irish Film. IFP facilitates exhibition of new and archival work by regional exhibitors – such as film festivals, museums, arts centres and heritage groups.
IFI International: The Irish Film Programming Department incorporates IFI International, a service administered by IFI and supported by Culture Ireland, which each year facilitates cultural exhibition of over 100 programmes of Irish film internationally.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council