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!
 
Stay tuned in March
for announcements on tickets and screening times.
Learn more about IFI International 
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April 5
1:00 PM
Broken Law
Date and Time 
to be announced
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
A Bump Along the Way
Date and Time 
to be announced
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 5
1:00 PM
Arracht
Date and Time 
to be announced
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 5
1:00 PM
The Last Right
Date and Time 
to be announced
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 5
1:00 PM
Rosie
Date and Time 
to be announced
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
Drama
April 5
1:00 PM
The Winter Lake
Date and Time 
to be announced
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 5
1:00 PM
Wildfire
Date and Time 
to be announced
Two reunited Irish sisters uncover secrets from their mother's past.
Dir. Cathy Brady
1h 25min
Drama
April 5
1:00 PM
The Hunger
Date and Time 
to be announced
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
2h
Documentary

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
 
​The IFI International streaming service is a new initiative from
the Irish Film Institute (IFI), supported by Culture Ireland.
As Ireland’s national cultural institution for film, the IFI provides audiences with access to the finest independent cinema, preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages to learn and critically engage with film.
This new service is a welcome addition to the IFI’s long-running IFI International initiative, a programme which works closely with cultural festivals to bring the best of new and classic Irish cinema to venues around the world.
-Irish Film Institute, www.ifi.ie

Program Archive

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