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Chairperson’s Introduction 2024

Fáilte romhat. On behalf of our passionate and incredibly hardworking board and our Deputy Chairperson Elaine Gill, it is my personal and professional privilege to offer a warm welcome to you: our audiences, our filmmakers, industry colleagues and partners, supporters, friends, patrons and guests to our 2024 Dublin International Film Festival. This is our second […]

Closing Night Gala – That They May Face the Rising Sun

The 23rd edition of Dublin International film Festival will screen the much-anticipated adaptation of John McGahern’s ‘That They May Face The Rising Sun’ as our Closing Night Gala.  Director Pat Collins said ”It’s a huge honour for us that the Irish premiere of That They May Face the Rising Sun is the Closing Film for […]

Season of World Premieres & unique cinematic experiences

We are proud to feature some highlights from the Irish Film Institute season at this years Dublin International Film Festival. These include two Arts Council funded Reel Art documentaries receiving their world premieres – Notes From Sheepland and Fields of Darkness; the Irish premiere of The Future Tense, as well as the unique Accidental Anthropologist […]

The Deepest Breath – Special Screening

In partnership with Netflix and The LightHouse Cinema, we were thrilled to present a special screening of the highly anticipated Netflix documentary, ‘The Deepest Breath’ last week. Directed by the talented Laura McGann, this extraordinary film takes us on a captivating journey into the exhilarating and perilous world of freediving. Join us as we explore […]

DIFF Awards 2023

The 21st Dublin International Film Festival today announced the recipients of a selection of their awards: the 5 Lamps Discovery Award, Short Film and Documentary category winners, as well as the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Award.  Over our more than two decade history a very important and defining ethos has […]

Emily Watson receives Volta Award

This year Emily Watson was presented with the Festival’s career achievement award, The Volta at an intimate event amongst friends, cast members and the creative team. Speaking about this year’s recipient Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said“ Emily Watson is one of the most exciting international actresses that we have seen in many many years. She […]

God’s Creatures: Opening Night

We are thrilled to announce that ‘God’s Creatures’ starring Emily Watson, Paul Mescal and Aisling Franciosi, will open the 2023 Dublin International Film Festival! We are proud to be celebrating homegrown talent including Paul Mescal, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly and Shane Crowley for our opening night. Directed by New York based filmmakers Saela Davis and Anna […]

Top 5 for Film Students

At DIFF this year, we’ve got an incredible selection to appease every type of film appetite. Even the most obscure-hungry film lovers have an ample variety of cinematic experiences to choose from. We aim to please! From hard-hitting documentaries to our grimy late-night screenings, we’ve got you covered. We also want to support the next […]

Family Gala: Neil Brand presents Buster Keaton

Festival favourite Neil Brand is thrilled to return to Dublin following his hugely entertaining presentation of Laurel and Hardy to a live score in 2022. For this year’s family gala Brand will present his inimitable take on Buster Keaton, using clips of his funniest moments and the magnificent feature Steamboat Bill Junior. Join him on […]