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# Film Festival

This year
Opinion: I'm telling the story of Ann Lovett on screen because it must be told
Director Ciaran Creagh writes about the process of bringing his film about Ann Lovett to the big screen.
Dublin International Film Festival launches packed programme including Jane Seymour and Paul Mescal
Emily Watson and Aidan Gillen will also take part in this year’s Festival.
Last year
Olwen Fouéré, Clare Dunne and Hugh O'Connor announced for DIFF short film programme
The programme for the 2023 festival is beginning to be announced ahead of Christmas.
Aiden Gillen and more share memories of 20 years of Dublin International Film Festival
Emer Reynolds, Rick O’Shea and festival director of Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival Grainne Humphreys also share their memories.
Lunchtime watch: Grainne Humphreys on film festivals, watching more subtitled movies, and her love of cinema
We speak to the festival director for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival Grainne Humphreys about how it all works – and why she loves cinema so much.
Sign up for our free lunchtime interview about Irish film with Grainne Humphreys
We’ll be chatting to Grainne Humphreys, festival director of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
Irish-language film set to open 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
The film festival will celebrate 20 years when it kicks off on 23 February and will run until 6 March.
All time
'Bigger and better': Here's an early look at the 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
The festival has released its programme of shorts, and some highlights in the lead up to next year.
Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF
We have trailers for films you can check out at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
These were the best films at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
The final film screened at the festival last night was Herself by Clare Dunne.
'Violet Gibson': New film captures the life of Irishwoman who tried to kill Benito Mussolini
Barrie Dowdall’s new film explores the life of Violet Gibson, who was committed to an asylum for her assassination attempt.
Here are the top 10 international films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
Highlights will include the Irish premieres of True History of the Kelly Gang and Hearts and Bones.
'Every single item has to earn its keep': Ireland's Oscar-nominated costume designer on how her job works
A look at how Consolata Boyle works on film sets around the world, and what we can learn from her job.
Opinion: Why are so many Irish men in crisis? 'Flicker' film director explores Irish masculinity
‘Flicker’ opens at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) this month.
'It's a cinematic masterpiece': Our readers recommend their favourite Irish films
The Dublin International Film Festival takes place at the end of this month.
It's not all glamour (but you might see George Clooney): Irish filmmakers on international festivals
We talked to Irish filmmakers and the Irish Film Board about why it’s worth it.
9 films to catch at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival
The festival kicks off on 16 February and runs until 26 February.
An Irish documentary about a Meath primary school is winning rave reviews at Sundance
It “winningly surveys the daily routine” of Headfort Boarding School.
Award-winning Irish film starring cast who have intellectual disabilities hopes to go global
Sanctuary was initially a theatre production – now it has made its way to the big screen.
Irishman part of winning teams at Cannes Film Festival
Robbie Ryan filmed two award-winning films at this year’s awards
"It seemed unfair that I had to say 'no, you have to wait a while before you can go'"
Audi Dublin International Film Festival is going to feature some programming aimed at young audiences this year – for the first time.
Hilarious Cork animation Martin's Life to be screened at US festivals
Macauley Culkit.
Women are being 'refused from Cannes red carpet' for not wearing heels, and people are angry
The reports have sparked controversy online.
9 proper celeb-spotting opportunities at this year's Dublin Film Festival
Julie Andrews, Kim Cattrall, Alan Rickman… SO. MANY. CELEBS.
Dubliners reveal their favourite movie set in the city
What’s yours?
Terry Gilliam and Richard Dreyfuss guests of honour for Dublin film festival
The Hollywood veterans will accept awards at the Jameson International Film Festival.
Adventure Film Festival featuring Irish movies opens tonight
Are you outdoorsy, maybe a bit of an adrenaline junkie? The Why Not? Adventure Film Festival featuring films from Ireland and around the world opens today.
Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival
The Prison Break star snubbed an invitation, saying he was “deeply troubled” by Russia’s treatment of gay men and women.
Story of late-term abortion doctors in USA set for Irish film festival
Stranger Than Fiction festival in Dublin will see Irish premiere of controversial documentary, with one of the doctors to attend the screening.
"Crisis" as core management of Cork Film Fest made redundant
The festival’s core management and programming staff said that they don’t accept that the company is in long-term financial difficulties.
5 things you probably didn't know about Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito received a lifetime achievement award in Dublin last night. Here’s what we learned about him.
Irish folk furniture film arrives at Sundance festival
The film is now available to view online in full for a limited time only.
In photos: Al Pacino arrives for JDIFF screening of Wilde Salome
President Higgins paid tribute to Pacino in Dublin this evening, presenting him with the Volta Festival Tribute Award.
Al Pacino coming to Dublin for film fest - and Oscar Wilde
The actor became so obsessed with the Wilde play Salomé that he made a documentary about it -and will present it at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
Irish comedy selected for Sundance film festival
The film is the latest Irish film in recent years to show at Sundance, following in the footsteps of The Guard, His & Hers, and Once.
Column: Culture, politics and the freedom of speech
Protesters last week tried to shut down an Israeli film festival in Dublin’s Temple Bar -but culture is the best way to help Irish and Israeli people understand each other better, says Boaz Modai, the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.
Controversial movie director Lars von Trier banned from Cannes over Hitler comments
The Danish director said he thought he understood “the man” and “sympathises with him a little bit”.
Potentially embarrassing Sarkozy biopic to premier at Cannes
Famous French film festival will be first place in the world to screen film depicting president’s election success and the end of his second marriage.
Top talent announced for Dublin Film Festival
Film buffs will be pleased to hear the line-up for the upcoming Dublin Film Festival – which include Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Kevin Spacey and Richard Ayoade.