Irish Film Institute -IFI International
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IFI International

IFI International provides Irish film programming services for cultural exhibitors outside Ireland. Drawing on the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive and liaising with sales agents, distributors, producers, and directors, IFI International provides access for cultural exhibitors to new and classic Irish cinema.

Supported by Culture Ireland, IFI International works with over 100 exhibition partners in more than 50 countries annually to strategically develop a global audience for Irish film culture. Irish film programmes are presented in contexts which enhance understanding of Irish cinema and which provide new routes for audiences who may be unfamiliar with Irish culture.

The IFI International service creates a gateway to Irish film through:

  • Maintenance of a continually updated collection of contemporary and classic Irish cinema
  • Curation of themed film programmes
  • Provision of expert programming advice on Irish feature, documentary and short films
  • Assistance with rights clearance and obtaining screening permission
  • Advice on the strategic promotion of Irish film in international contexts
  • Provision of screening copies, scripts, and other support materials
  • Liaison with key cultural bodies – such as Screen Ireland, Culture Ireland, and the Department of Foreign Affairs Irish Consular Service – to ensure requirements of exhibitors, filmmakers and audiences are addressed
  • Provision, where possible, of modest financial support for exhibitors

March 2021 saw the online launch of IFI International, a new streaming service providing access to Irish film to audiences across the globe, in association with festival partners.
More information is available at

The IFI Collection launched in April 2021, an IFI-curated compendium of new and recent Irish films representing the best of Irish independent filmmaking talent, and serving a vibrant, multi-faceted picture of Irish life with subjects ranging from the historical to the contemporary.

The IFI International app is available to download on iOS and Android.

For more information please contact Eleanor Melinn, IFI International Programme Manager, and read our FAQs.


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The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland