Extra Events

Some further events connecting young people with IFI and other organisations through film

Fresh Film Festival Showcase & Heats @ IFI           

Nov 8, 1.30 – 3pm
This showcase of a selection of Fresh Film Festival 2017 winners highlights the best of young people’s filmmaking in Ireland If you plan to make a film, enter Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the year 2018 or just love watching films, then this is the place to be!

March 7, 10.00 – 1.00pm
The Dublin Heats of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards at Fresh Festival. See some of the fantastic films being made by Ireland’s latest generation of young filmmakers.

Admission for both events is FREE but booking is essential through Fresh Film Festival on 061 319 555 or via info@freshfilmfestival.net. School groups and individuals are welcome.

Young Audience Award Panel (YAA)
The YAA is the Young Audience Award of the European Film Academy. On May 6th, 2018 IFI will host these awards, would you be interested in joining our Young Audience Panel? The panel is for those aged 12-14 and will come together regularly to watch and discuss different kinds of films from all over Europe.

Find out more about the Irish panellists here.

One of the screenings on May 6th is open to the public – Hobbyhorse Revolution.


If you are interested, then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Dee at dquinlan@ifi.ie

This initiative is supported by the BAI Sectoral Development Fund and Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office


IFI Film Club
This term we start a new film club pilot, looking at different ways in which schools might be facilitated to open up film to their students in after-school or lunchtime slots. If you are interested please email amcgivern@irishfilm.ie for more information.

Careers Day
May 2nd, 10.30 am – 3.30pm 

Our Careers Day will offer an opportunity to hear from some of the people who work in the film industry in Ireland as both cast and crew. See some short films completed by recent film and animation graduates. Find out from Fresh Film Festival winners how they proceeded to college courses.

Students can attend individually or as part of a school group. Details of talks and times will be posted on our website nearer the date. Tickets are €5 and available online here.

IFI Explorers
Our monthly film club for 15-18 year olds, offering some of the best new releases showing in IFI at a special reduced rate. Click here for more information.



The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland