Movie Venue: The Lighthouse Cinema

King Frankie

Frankie (Coonan) is a humble Dublin taxi driver, who runs his own tiny taxi firm. On the day of his father’s removal, he comes face to face with something that happened ten years ago, and the first thing that he must do is forgive himself. Malone’s debut film is about those who not only make […]

Volta Award Presentation and Q&A: Isabelle Huppert

In this special presentation,screen legend, Isabelle Huppert, will be awarded the Festival’s career achievement award, the Volta. Madame Huppert will be presented with the award following an‘In Conversation’ with Irish actor, writer and director Olwen Fouéré (The Tourist, The Northman, Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Isabelle Huppert is renowned as being one of France’s hardest working and most accomplished actors whose early career […]

Mad & Wild & Bold: Guy Maddin Masterclass

Guy Maddin is a Canadian filmmaker known for his distinctive storytelling style, surreal humour and experimental visual approach.  With acclaimed works like “My Winnipeg,” “Archangel,” “Brand Upon the Brain,” and “The Green Fog” (all featured in our retrospective programme this year!), Maddin has had an invaluable influence on world cinema. This session provides an opportunity […]

Opening Night Gala – TWIG

In this re-telling of Antigone set against Dublin’s gangland, young Twig dreams of escaping with her loverEamon, but her brothers’ deadly feud over the future of their late father’s kingdom draws her back. After the death of her eldest brother, Eddie, she goes in search of her other brother, Paulie, defying authority in favour of […]

Opening Night Gala – TWIG

In this re-telling of Antigone set against Dublin’s gangland, young Twig dreams of escaping with her loverEamon, but her brothers’ deadly feud over the future of their late father’s kingdom draws her back. After the death of her eldest brother, Eddie, she goes in search of her other brother, Paulie, defying authority in favour of […]

NCAD Film Poster Exhibition: Alternate Take

Festival films interpreted by second-year Illustration students at the National College of Art & Design This exhibition celebrates this year’s programme with a showcase of inventive and dynamic film posters. Festival films come to life through the creative lens of second-year illustration students at NCAD. From national to international titles, this unique collaboration brings an […]

Woken

A pregnant Anna (Kellyman) wakes up on a remote island of which she has no memory and to faces she doesn’t recognise. Forced to re-learn everything about the world, she will need to do all that she can to protect herself and her unborn child. Friel’s debut feature is a sci-fi dystopian thriller beginning with […]

Virgin Media Discovers

A presentation of short films presented by Virgin Media Pregnant with a Drag Queen Drag doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are. This docu-drama is about how a queer kid in 1990s Dublin discovers their true identity and inner strength when they give birth to Veda, a vibrant drag queen icon. Brady uses […]

Opening Night Gala – TWIG

In this re-telling of Antigone set against Dublin’s gangland, young Twig dreams of escaping with her loverEamon, but her brothers’ deadly feud over the future of their late father’s kingdom draws her back. After the death of her eldest brother, Eddie, she goes in search of her other brother, Paulie, defying authority in favour of […]

Time Out

For the first time, three convicts, Hamosin (Sawadogo), Anthony (Leklou) and Colin (Cousyns), are granted a weekend leave. 48 hours away from the dehumanising penal institution. 48 hours to reconnect with their loved ones. 48 hours to try and make up for lost time. In this endeavour of redemption, Duchemin examines the indelible mark that […]