9-13 April 2021

2021 PROGRAM

 
In partnership with IFI, IFFO 2021 will be happening virtually,
bringing the best of Irish cinema to your home cinema!
 

See our 2021 Festival page for information on
how to get access to IFFO films and learn more
about the IFI International platform.

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All Films
$5 each
(Festival Bundle: $40)
 Screening Times and Trailers
April 5
1:00 PM
A Bump Along the Way
Pamela is a boozy 44-year-old single mother whose teenage daughter Allegra disapproves of her care-free lifestyle. Their fragile relationship is further tested when Pamela becomes pregnant after a one-night stand.
Dir. Shelly Love
1h 35min
Comedy/Drama
April 9 | 5:00 PM 
Sponsored By
Shelly Love, Director
Q&A Guest
April 5
1:00 PM
Arracht
Ireland 1845. As the famine tightens its grip, a fisherman is hunted for crimes he did not commit. Unable to protect his family from death he is subsumed by darkness until a helpless little girl saves him from despair.
Dir. Tomás Ó Súilleabháin
1h 30min
Drama
As Gaeilge
April 10 | 2:00 PM 
Sponsored By
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Tom Sullivan, Director
Dónall Ó Héalai, Actor 
Q&A Guests
Q&A Guests
April 5
1:00 PM
Wildfire
Wildfire tells the story of two Irish sisters who grew up on the fractious Irish border. When one of them, who has been missing, finally returns home, they uncover secrets from their mother's past. But uncovered secrets and resentments which have been buried deep, threaten to overwhelm them.
Dir. Cathy Brady
1h 25min
Drama
April 10 | 5:00 PM 
Cathy Brady, Director
Q&A Guest
April 5
1:00 PM
The Hunger
Liam Neeson narrates a two-part documentary marking the 175th anniversary of the Irish famine, exploring its international origins, development and legacy.
Dir. Ruan Magan
1h 29min
Documentary
April 11 | 2:00 PM 
Sponsored By
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Ruan Magan, Director
Willie Smyth, Author/Contributor
Q&A Guests
Q&A Guests
Broken Law
April 11 | 7:00 PM 
In Broken Law, two estranged brothers on opposite sides of the law are reunited following a botched robbery. 
Dir. Paddy Slattery
1h 25min
Drama/Crime
April 5
1:00 PM
Rosie
A woman, her husband and their four children find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their house. Over the next 36 hours, the couple desperately search for a place to live while trying to shield the kids from the reality of the situation.
Dir. Paddy Breathnach
1h 26min
April 11 | 5:00 PM 
Drama
Paddy Breathnach, Director
Roddy Doyle, Screenwriter
Q&A Guests
Paddy Slattery, Director
John Connors, Actor
Q&A Guests
Q&A Guests
Q&A Guests
The Winter Lake
When an unstable neighbor discovers a young woman's dark secret, they get pulled into a violent confrontation with her father, who will do anything to keep it hidden.
Dir. Phil Sheerin
1h 36min
Drama/Thriller
April 12 | 5:00 PM 
Phil Sheerin, Director
Michael McElhatton, Actor
Q&A Guests
Q&A Guests
April 5
1:00 PM
The Last Right
A fateful exchange on a flight from New York to Ireland has complicated consequences for Daniel Murphy. Now, two brothers and a woman they've just met are journeying across Ireland to bury a stranger.
Dir. Aoife Crehan
1h 46min
Comedy/Drama
April 13 | 5:00 PM 
Sponsored By
Aoife Crehan, Director
Q&A Guest
 2021 Short Films
The Ferry
Dir. Niall Mckay
25 min
 
 
Aoife searches for her birth mother and unveils a past that entangles two other women in town.
Drama
Bainne
Dir. Jack Reynor
18 min
During the last year of The Great Famine in Ireland, a farmhand working for the local landlord encounters a ghostly female figure stealing milk from the landlord’s barn. His resolve is tested and he is beguiled on a journey towards hope.
Drama
Saoirse
Dir. Marion Bergin
8 min
Irish director Marion Bergin visited a community of Dublin’s working-class men to create a documentary about their equestrian cultural legacy and how horses have transformed their lives in a city undergoing gentrification.
Documentary
Niall McKay
Director
Q&A Guest
Jack Reynor
Director
Q&A Guests
Marion Bergin
Director
Q&A Guest
Emer O'Shea
Lara Hickey
Producers

Program Archive

View our past festival programs by selecting a year below. Please note that the 2020 festival was cancelled.