Irish Film Institute


IFI supports film in education and promotes film culture among diverse audiences

Film education is a core activity of IFI, and we provide learning opportunities through a range of programmes by which audiences can access and critically engage with film. We aim to offer the best in contemporary cinema as well as introductions to classic, Irish and world cinema, in different learning contexts. Education audiences include children and families, young people in and out of school, over 55s, IFI members and friends and general public.

Central to our work is the IFI Schools programme which targets primary and secondary school students in Dublin and around the country and reaches over 18,000 young people annually. The programme comprises film screenings, events, workshops and teacher support, supporting film as a subject, as an artform for study or as a medium for exploring film and media literacy.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19, IFI Schools screenings have been cancelled until further notice. In the meantime we have created a wealth of film materials on the IFI Archive Player to help in the home-classroom. Take a read of our recent newsletter here to find out.

The IFI Young Audience Award (YAA) Jury programme of the European Film Academy will take place this April online. For more information see our YAA page.

Our IFI Family programme includes monthly screenings of some of the best films for children and culminates in the annual IFI Family Festival.

IFI Wild Strawberries is the twice-monthly over 55s film club and includes screenings of new releases, classics, Irish and arthouse, at reduced rates. IFI Evening Course is a six week programme of screenings and talks, with guests and expert speakers presenting selected titles on a particular theme.

Research and Development
Alongside our regular programmes, IFI Education has carried out research into various aspects of film education, and continues to deliver pilot projects that investigate film education in particular contexts.

Read about our FILM FOCUS and 12-13 Projects. IFI has contributed to a Europe-wide development of a media literacy framework.

We have carried out a pilot project into accessible screenings, more information here.

To contact IFI Education, click here.

If you wish to support the work of our education team to create film clubs for young people in Dublin and throughout the country, we invite you to make a donation

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland