Ireland in the height of film festival mania

Film Fans will be foaming at the mouth these few weeks as a number of film festivals have been cluster-bombing the country.
Already there was the Waterford Film Festival (10th November), IndieCork(4th – 11th October) and the Feminist Film Festival (October 30th – November 1st)

Dublin is set to be hit particularly hard with these events, with the Dublin Arabic Film Festival (Event page here) kicking off tomorrow, the 13th of November.

This will take place in the Irish Film Institute and will feature 6 Films throughout the day including animated film The Prophet. It was directed by Roger Allers From Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin.

Also happening in the IFI soon is the French Film Festival (facebook event here) from the 18-29 November. Jacques Audiard comes along as the guest of honour for this years festival.
His 2015 film Dheepan won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. That film will be screened on on Friday, November 20th at 6.15 followed by a Q&A with the man himself and writer Noé Debré.

If French cinema isn’t your thing, the Dub Web Fest is overlapping it – It takes place from the 20-22 November. This festival celebrates and explores the culture of Online film-making and Web Series production through media like YouTube and Vimeo.
There are 31 events taking place in this festival, so finding a highlight for this one was difficult – you can have a look at them on their page

If you can’t get to Dublin (Or if you’re in the mood to travel the length of the country) there are two more film festivals kicking off outside the Capital.
The Cork Film Festival kicked off on the 6th and runs until the 15th of November. You can still catch their Audio Post Production workshops on the 13th and the 14th, and a whopping 65 other events there until the festival comes to a close. Find the programme HERE.

Cork Film Festival logo

Cork Film Festival logo

If you can’t get to the bottom of the country, why not try the top? The Foyle Film Festival in Derry-Londonderry takes place from the 18th to the 22nd of November.
The Light in Motion (LIM) entries will be screened in categories like Best Short Film, Short Animation and Feature Documentary. Find a full list of their events HERE.


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