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COULD YOU BE A FILM SCREENER? Help us develop the DIFF 2025 programme! Taking place 20th February – 2nd March 2025, the Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier film event. The Festival curates and presents the best in emerging international and Irish film for a wide audience through its annual festival. As a DIFF […]

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 […]

African Season, Shorts Programmes & DIFF Film Tour

With DIFF 2024 only 6 weeks away, we are excited to offer a sneak peek of some of the highlights awaiting movie fans: · The 2024 international film showcase will spotlight African Cinema featuring seven diverse movies including Oscar favourite Four Daughters, as well as Sundance award winner Mami Wata. · The latter film along […]

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 […]