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Friday, 29 March 2019 @ 7:00 PM | Opening Night!
Black '47 (2018)

Dir. Lance Daly

1h 40 min


In 1847, an Irish Ranger returns from war to find that his mother has died in the famine and his brother is sentenced to death by the British. When his plan to emigrate to America fails, he starts a vendetta against the establishment in Ireland.

Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 11:30 AM 
Join us for a live panel with Director Lee Cronin and Ottawa Film Commission Bruce Harvey
Live Panel

Free Admission

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a successful horror film and have it premier at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world ? Join us when we sit down and speak with Lee Cronin, director of The Hole in the Ground. We will also speak with the Bruce Harvey, who will share his knowledge about co-productions from both a producer and Film Commissioner's perspectives.

Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 2:00 PM 
Captain Morten and The Spider Queen (2018)

Dir. Kaspar Jancis


1h 20min

Captain Morten is Ireland’s first stop-motion feature animation, created by talented animators from the west of Ireland, Estonia, Wales, and Belgium and features an all-Irish voice cast. It tells the story of a young boy who is magically shrunk down to the size of an insect and must learn to sail his toy boat across familiar but now dangerous surroundings.

Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 5:00 PM 
Michael Inside (2018)

Dir. Frank Berry

1h 36min

Michael Inside tells the story of Michael McCrea, an impressionable teenager who is sentenced to three months in prison after being caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend’s older brother. Inside, Michael is exposed to violence and intimidation and struggles to adapt to the brutality of prison life.


Director Frank Berry

Michael Inside director, Frank Berry, wishes IFFO 2019 attendees all the best at the Ottawa screening of his film. 

Director Lee Cronin will be joining us this evening! 
Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 8:00 PM 
The Hole in the Ground (2019)

1h 30min

One night, Sarah's young son disappears into the woods behind their rural home. When he returns, he looks the same, but his behavior grows increasingly disturbing. Sarah begins to believe that the boy who returned may not be her son at all.

Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 2:30 PM 
The Dig (2018)

Dir. Ryan Tohill and Andy Tohill

1h 37min

After serving 15 years in prison for murder, Ronan Callahan returns to his rural Northern Ireland home to find his property dotted with flags and pockmarked with excavations. Sean, the father of Ronan’s victim, has spent the years since his daughter’s disappearance digging relentlessly in search of her remains.

Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 5:00 PM 
Director and Lead Actor Liam O Mochain will be joining us this evening! 
Lost and Found (2017)

Dir. Liam O Mochain

1h 36min

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Seven strangers with very different stories have one thing in common: they are all searching for something. Their lives unexpectedly intertwine at a small lost and found office in an Irish train station.

Short Films
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Dir. Louise Bagnall

16 min

An Irish language short about a married couple, their mysterious new neighbour, and the tree she cuts down.

Late Afternoon

Dir. Louise Bagnall

9 min

The film is about an elderly woman (voiced by Fionnula Flanagan) coping with dementia as she relives her memories of the past.

Program Archive

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