Celebrate cinema from Europe to Asia at the Silk Road Film Festival


For the last six years, the Silk Road Film Festival has steadily grown its reputation, showcasing international cinema and identifying diverse emerging talent from a variety of regions. The festival presents an exclusive selection of Asian, Arab, Persian, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema from along the ‘Silk Road’, and returns this March for its latest edition.

The Silk Road Film Festival is a film festival of considerable ambition, aiming to  provide a framework on how intercultural understanding and  collaboration can be forged both inside and outside the realm of cinema. SRIFF look to close the gap between different cultures, promoting cross-cultural collaboration. From the 7th-11th of March, a variety of screenings and shorts will take place across Dublin, from Trinity College to the New Theatre, with over 90 films on display. With a diverse group of filmmakers and subject matter, films by a number of Irish directors will be included in the festival’s selection and in the interest of promoting these works to a wide audience, many screenings during the festival are free of charge.

Festival highlights include This is Palestine, which follows the journey of Riverdance founder John McColgan through the West Bank and Gaza as he explores the impact of ongoing conflict and military occupation on those living there. The Dutch film Silk Road is appropriate subject matter for the festival, a Dutch film about a 20-year old girl who hooks up with the charismatic Raymond who helps her to become a successful drug dealer on Silk Road, drawing her into a game of cat and mouse between criminals and police. Moez Kamoun’s The Crow Siesta, tells the story of Fatma, who, after her husband is sent to jail for gambling debts, promises to run the restaurant of their debter. In the middle of the Sahara Desert, life is hard in this distant land, far from city pleasures.

 

Check out the full programme of the Silk Road Film Festival here. And do let Film In Dublin know if you’re planning to attend or if you’re screening during the festival, there’s always another film festival around the corner in the fair city of film, and we love to hear from our readers about the various films they’re watching, sharing and creating.

 

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Catcalls, screening International Women's Day 2019 at the Irish Film Institute
Women in Film & TV showcased for International Women’s Day at the IFI
March 04, 2019
The Hole in the Ground review
The Hole in the Ground digs deep in the mind and strikes terror in the heart
March 01, 2019
vmdiff 19 treat me like fire
VMDIFF 2019: Treat Me Like Fire
February 26, 2019
Rafiki VMDIFF 19
VMDIFF 2019: Rafiki
February 22, 2019
The New Music Table Quiz
March Table Quiz aims to secure release of The New Music
February 21, 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019: 5 things to watch out for
February 20, 2019
The Hole in the Ground
Talking The Hole in the Ground with Lee Cronin and Séana Kerslake
February 18, 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019 programme has launched
January 24, 2019
2019 Academy Awards
HERE ARE THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS
January 22, 2019

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *