Movie Venue: The Complex

Scoring the Story – a focus on Composing for Documentary

Join us for a panel discussion with composers Denis Clohessy (Breaking Brothers) and Tom Hodge (High & Low – John Galliano) on their approaches to composing for these two documentaries from DIFF 2024 programme. This is an exciting opportunity to hear film composers talk on their wider work in documentary music, on the process involved in […]

Tanqueray 0.0% Film Club: In Conversation with Hugo Weaving

The internationally renowned Actor Hugo Weaving sits down for In Conversation with RTÉ’s, Michael Doherty. With an illustrious career across theatre, indie film, and several global franchises, Weaving rose to prominence through a stand-out performance in the award-winning Proof (1991), followed three years later by a starring role in the cult classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). Now, as one of the most instantly recognisable faces in cinema, Weaving is […]

TWIG: A Casting Case Study

Join us in the discussion of casting for TWIG, the DIFF 2024 opening night film, with its two casting directors and a group of actors. Celebrating diversity and young talent, TWIG is an exciting case to explore casting in Ireland today. The Panel is hosted by Grainne Humphreys, the DIFF Director. Participants:Casting directors: Louise Kiely […]

In The Room: The Future of Documentary Cinema

With documentary features like Pray For Our Sinners and North Circular drawing audiences to busy cinema screenings, the Irish documentary cinema scene is in good health. But how should this vibrant, dynamic creative sector make the most of the opportunity to play on the big screen? In this age of streaming and social media, what […]

Tanqueray 0.0% Film Club – In Conversation with Trudie Styler

For the inaugural Tanqueray 0.0% Film Club event, the award-winning Trudie Styler, joins audiences at DIFF to talk about her work as a prolific film producer and director. Trudie was integral in discovering Guy Ritchie and executive produced his first two films – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells (1998) and Snatch (2000). She also founded the production company […]


We are collaborating with DIFF to give writers, directors, filmmakers, and other cinema creatives and opportunities to share their stories. The theme of the night is ‘CHILDHOOD’. All stories told will revolve around this theme. Stories may be personal anecdotes, other people’s experiences of someone in your life, pieces, monologues, poetry or anything we consider […]

Tanqueray 0.0% Film Club – In Conversation with Steve McQueen

The Tanqueray 0.0% Film Club will host an exclusive interview with the award winning director, filmmaker, and Turner Prize winning artist Steve McQueen. Known for titles including his acclaimed first feature Hunger (2008), the multi award winning 12 Years a Slave (2013), and the BAFTA award winning Small Axe series (2021), Steve McQueen will be joined by Irish actor and screenwriter […]

African Season: Crafting Authentic Narratives

This panel brings together accomplished filmmakers from across Africa, including emerging makers whose films have been earned critical acclaim at Cannes Film Festival. The panel will explore the challenges of sharing diverse cultures with a global audience. They will explore different approaches to navigating language, context, and storytelling whilst maintaining a strong cultural authenticity. The […]

IFCO Centenary Lecture Series

To mark the Centenary of the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO), the Dublin International Film Festival is partnering with IFCO to present three vibrant and exciting presentations based on documents in the IFCO Collection in the National Archives.  As part of the Decade of Centenaries, the anniversary also marks the deposit of the remaining IFCO […]