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#Film Festival

# film-festival - Friday 11 February, 2022

Lunchtime watch: Grainne Humphreys on film festivals, watching more subtitled movies, and her love of cinema
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

Lunchtime watch: Grainne Humphreys on film festivals, watching more subtitled movies, and her love of cinema

Feb 11th 2022, 1:00 PM 4,925 Views 0 Comments

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.

# film-festival - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Sign up for our free lunchtime interview about Irish film with Grainne Humphreys
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

Sign up for our free lunchtime interview about Irish film with Grainne Humphreys

Feb 10th 2022, 7:50 AM 8,110 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be chatting to Grainne Humphreys, festival director of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

# film-festival - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Irish-language film set to open 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

Irish-language film set to open 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Jan 26th 2022, 2:40 PM 8,669 Views 4 Comments

The film festival will celebrate 20 years when it kicks off on 23 February and will run until 6 March.

# film-festival - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'Bigger and better': Here's an early look at the 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
# Sneak Peek
# Sneak Peek

'Bigger and better': Here's an early look at the 20th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Dec 21st 2021, 11:05 AM 5,878 Views 0 Comments

The festival has released its programme of shorts, and some highlights in the lead up to next year.

# film-festival - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF

Feb 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 9,024 Views 11 Comments

We have trailers for films you can check out at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

# film-festival - Monday 9 March, 2020

These were the best films at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
# Film Awards
# Film Awards

These were the best films at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Mar 9th 2020, 11:36 AM 11,466 Views 1 Comment

The final film screened at the festival last night was Herself by Clare Dunne.

# film-festival - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'Violet Gibson': New film captures the life of Irishwoman who tried to kill Benito Mussolini
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

'Violet Gibson': New film captures the life of Irishwoman who tried to kill Benito Mussolini

Mar 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 29,835 Views 19 Comments

Barrie Dowdall’s new film explores the life of Violet Gibson, who was committed to an asylum for her assassination attempt.

# film-festival - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Here are the top 10 international films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
# Front Row
# Front Row

Here are the top 10 international films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Feb 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 20,208 Views 1 Comment

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of True History of the Kelly Gang and Hearts and Bones.

# film-festival - Saturday 22 February, 2020

'Every single item has to earn its keep': Ireland's Oscar-nominated costume designer on how her job works
# Consolata Boyle
# Consolata Boyle

'Every single item has to earn its keep': Ireland's Oscar-nominated costume designer on how her job works

Feb 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 16,498 Views 0 Comments

A look at how Consolata Boyle works on film sets around the world, and what we can learn from her job.

# film-festival - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Opinion: Why are so many Irish men in crisis? 'Flicker' film director explores Irish masculinity
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

Opinion: Why are so many Irish men in crisis? 'Flicker' film director explores Irish masculinity

Feb 15th 2020, 7:30 PM 24,998 Views 63 Comments

‘Flicker’ opens at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) this month.

# film-festival - Monday 10 February, 2020

'It's a cinematic masterpiece': Our readers recommend their favourite Irish films
# Diff
# Diff

'It's a cinematic masterpiece': Our readers recommend their favourite Irish films

Feb 10th 2020, 7:30 PM 14,995 Views 20 Comments

The Dublin International Film Festival takes place at the end of this month.

# film-festival - Saturday 7 October, 2017

It's not all glamour (but you might see George Clooney): Irish filmmakers on international festivals
# The Irish Abroad
# The Irish Abroad

It's not all glamour (but you might see George Clooney): Irish filmmakers on international festivals

Oct 7th 2017, 7:45 AM 10,051 Views 3 Comments

We talked to Irish filmmakers and the Irish Film Board about why it’s worth it.

# film-festival - Sunday 22 January, 2017

9 films to catch at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival
# On The Big Screen
# On The Big Screen

9 films to catch at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Jan 22nd 2017, 6:30 PM 13,109 Views 8 Comments

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
# In Loco Parentis
From The Daily Edge
# In Loco Parentis

An Irish documentary about a Meath primary school is winning rave reviews at Sundance

Jan 22nd 2017, 3:14 PM 8,977 Views 1 Comment

It “winningly surveys the daily routine” of Headfort Boarding School.

# film-festival - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Award-winning Irish film starring cast who have intellectual disabilities hopes to go global
# Sanctuary
# Sanctuary

Award-winning Irish film starring cast who have intellectual disabilities hopes to go global

Jul 24th 2016, 10:00 AM 22,816 Views 12 Comments

Sanctuary was initially a theatre production – now it has made its way to the big screen.

# film-festival - Monday 23 May, 2016

Irishman part of winning teams at Cannes Film Festival
# Palme D’Or
# Palme D’Or

Irishman part of winning teams at Cannes Film Festival

May 23rd 2016, 10:23 AM 10,313 Views 10 Comments

Robbie Ryan filmed two award-winning films at this year’s awards

# film-festival - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

"It seemed unfair that I had to say 'no, you have to wait a while before you can go'"
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

"It seemed unfair that I had to say 'no, you have to wait a while before you can go'"

Dec 16th 2015, 6:53 PM 14,561 Views 2 Comments

Audi Dublin International Film Festival is going to feature some programming aimed at young audiences this year – for the first time.

# film-festival - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Hilarious Cork animation Martin's Life to be screened at US festivals
# Game Of Throws
From The Daily Edge
# Game Of Throws

Hilarious Cork animation Martin's Life to be screened at US festivals

Aug 15th 2015, 9:26 AM 8,964 Views 2 Comments

Macauley Culkit.

# film-festival - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Women are being 'refused from Cannes red carpet' for not wearing heels, and people are angry
# Cannes We Fix It
From The Daily Edge
# Cannes We Fix It

Women are being 'refused from Cannes red carpet' for not wearing heels, and people are angry

May 19th 2015, 9:37 AM 4,995 Views 3 Comments

The reports have sparked controversy online.

# film-festival - Friday 20 March, 2015

9 proper celeb-spotting opportunities at this year's Dublin Film Festival
# JDIFF
From The Daily Edge
# JDIFF

9 proper celeb-spotting opportunities at this year's Dublin Film Festival

Mar 20th 2015, 11:22 AM 3,379 Views 0 Comments

Julie Andrews, Kim Cattrall, Alan Rickman… SO. MANY. CELEBS.

# film-festival - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Dubliners reveal their favourite movie set in the city
# Snip Snip
From The Daily Edge
# Snip Snip

Dubliners reveal their favourite movie set in the city

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:02 PM 3,294 Views 1 Comment

What’s yours?

# film-festival - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Terry Gilliam and Richard Dreyfuss guests of honour for Dublin film festival
# JDIFF
From The Daily Edge
# JDIFF

Terry Gilliam and Richard Dreyfuss guests of honour for Dublin film festival

Jan 12th 2014, 5:11 PM 9,408 Views 22 Comments

The Hollywood veterans will accept awards at the Jameson International Film Festival.

# film-festival - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Adventure Film Festival featuring Irish movies opens tonight
# The Great Outdoors
# The Great Outdoors

Adventure Film Festival featuring Irish movies opens tonight

Nov 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,830 Views 3 Comments

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.

# film-festival - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival
# Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Equality

Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival

Aug 22nd 2013, 9:46 AM 8,479 Views 9 Comments

The Prison Break star snubbed an invitation, saying he was “deeply troubled” by Russia’s treatment of gay men and women.

# film-festival - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Story of late-term abortion doctors in USA set for Irish film festival
# Controversy
# Controversy

Story of late-term abortion doctors in USA set for Irish film festival

Aug 15th 2013, 4:24 PM 9,952 Views 113 Comments

Stranger Than Fiction festival in Dublin will see Irish premiere of controversial documentary, with one of the doctors to attend the screening.

# film-festival - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

"Crisis" as core management of Cork Film Fest made redundant
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

"Crisis" as core management of Cork Film Fest made redundant

Mar 27th 2013, 5:34 PM 8,948 Views 9 Comments

The festival’s core management and programming staff said that they don’t accept that the company is in long-term financial difficulties.

# film-festival - Saturday 23 February, 2013

5 things you probably didn't know about Danny DeVito
# OMG I LOVE YOUR WORK
From The Daily Edge
# OMG I LOVE YOUR WORK

5 things you probably didn't know about Danny DeVito

Feb 23rd 2013, 5:30 PM 18,485 Views 15 Comments

Danny DeVito received a lifetime achievement award in Dublin last night. Here’s what we learned about him.

# film-festival - Monday 21 January, 2013

Irish folk furniture film arrives at Sundance festival
# Sundance
# Sundance

Irish folk furniture film arrives at Sundance festival

Jan 21st 2013, 3:31 PM 6,967 Views 11 Comments

The film is now available to view online in full for a limited time only.

# film-festival - Monday 20 February, 2012

In photos: Al Pacino arrives for JDIFF screening of Wilde Salome
# Al Pacino
From The Daily Edge
# Al Pacino

In photos: Al Pacino arrives for JDIFF screening of Wilde Salome

Feb 20th 2012, 9:12 PM 6,524 Views 7 Comments

President Higgins paid tribute to Pacino in Dublin this evening, presenting him with the Volta Festival Tribute Award.

# film-festival - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Al Pacino coming to Dublin for film fest - and Oscar Wilde
# Wilde About Al
From The Daily Edge
# Wilde About Al

Al Pacino coming to Dublin for film fest - and Oscar Wilde

Dec 7th 2011, 12:38 PM 2,384 Views 2 Comments

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.

# film-festival - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Irish comedy selected for Sundance film festival
# Good News
# Good News

Irish comedy selected for Sundance film festival

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:29 AM 3,718 Views 4 Comments

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.

# film-festival - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Column: Culture, politics and the freedom of speech
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Culture, politics and the freedom of speech

Dec 1st 2011, 7:37 PM 131 Views 277 Comments

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.

# film-festival - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Controversial movie director Lars von Trier banned from Cannes over Hitler comments
# Cannes
# Cannes

Controversial movie director Lars von Trier banned from Cannes over Hitler comments

May 19th 2011, 12:53 PM 2,210 Views 0 Comments

The Danish director said he thought he understood “the man” and “sympathises with him a little bit”.

# film-festival - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Potentially embarrassing Sarkozy biopic to premier at Cannes From The Daily Edge
Live Apr 14th 2011, 7:45 PM

Potentially embarrassing Sarkozy biopic to premier at Cannes

# film-festival - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Top talent announced for Dublin Film Festival
# Film Fest
From The Daily Edge
# Film Fest

Top talent announced for Dublin Film Festival

Jan 26th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,007 Views 0 Comments

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.