Movie Venue: The Lighthouse Cinema

Dublin on Screen 2

As part of the festival’s commitment to celebrating the work of community filmmakers across the city and beyond – we are delighted to present this years film programme. Presenting a series of shorts by young filmmakers with thanks to Shireen Shortt: Also presenting a series of shorts from the National Film School at IADT with […]

Gone With The Boat

Jin (Ge), a widowed mother living alone in a village, is diagnosed with a brain tumour. Her daughter fights tooth and nail to get her the best treatment while her son encourages the family to embrace the reality of death. Circumstances send the three characters on an existential journey on the rivers of the past. […]


In the mean streets of Casablanca, a father and son get by on petty crimes for a local mob. After a kidnapping gone  wrong, they set off on an urban odyssey through junkyards and gas stations, trying to dispose of a body. Lazraq’s promising debut probes into the incongruency of criminals with a spiritual conscience […]

Dublin Double Bill

Breakin’ Brothers: Meet Cristian & Cosmo, two brothers who arrived in the Irish seaside town, Tramore, from the Dominican Republic in 2014, and found their break dancing skills vital to acceptance in a new homeland. Director: David Bolger Cast: Cristian Dirocie, Kevin Dirocie, Rónán ÓSnodaigh Year: 2023 Duration: 24m DreamCatchr: Synopsis: In a liminal space between […]


DIFF dedicates half a day to Limerick film talent, inviting young filmmakers to screen and present their works on Friday, March 1. Representatives from the Arts Council, RTÉ, Screen Ireland and the Minister for Culture are expected to take part in the event. Join the discussion about the next generation of Irish filmmakers with ELF […]

Emerging Limerick Filmmakers Scenario X

Rat King A young boy falls in love with a dead rat. It begins to rot him, setting off a frenzy in his village with disastrous consequencesDirector: Róisín Leavy-Sahin Duration: 14m Mob the Trench Far into a strange future, an equation disproves the existence of god, leaving a mechanically preserved priest questioning his life choices. To […]

Green Border

This sombre black-and-white drama follows a family of Syrian refugees, an English teacher from Afghanistan and a border guard, who cross each other’s path on the Polish-Belarusian border, the eponymous green border. Veteran Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland’s brutal and angry film shows that when people are dragged back and forth across geopolitical lines, their humanity begins […]

Four Daughters

The life of Olfa, a Tunisian woman and mother of four daughters, oscillates between light and shadow. After the disappearance of her two eldest daughters, Ben Hania calls upon professional actors to fill their absence, setting up an extraordinary film mechanism and unveiling an intimate story of womanhood. This hybrid documentary premiered at Cannes and […]

Four Little Adults

When Juulia (Pöysti) discovers that her husband Matias (Milonoff) is having an affair, she proposes a polyamorous marriage without secrets. Equal parts funny and pathetic, Vilhunen’s film challenges domestic stereotypes while avoiding moral judgements. This Finnish comedy of manners is about romantic love, but it is also a study of what it means to be […]

Eat / Sleep / Cheer / Repeat

Between pastoral fields and council housing, in an industrial estate on the edge of Europe’s most westerly city, the best cheerleaders from across Ireland come together to form the national cheerleading team. This ensemble film centres on a gang of young misfits and oddballs who, through cheerleading, are finding their place in the world. This […]