A young woman on the autism spectrum struggles with the world around her, until the kindness of one person changes her life in this short film debuting at the Stella next week. Starring rising star Jordanne Jones, Mildly Different premieres at the Stella Cinema in Rathmines next Wednesday, 17th November.
Tis the season to be jolly and joyous (restrictions permitting) and Christmas is barreling ever more hazardously down the line towards us all, threatening to flatten schedules and bank balances alike, like an out of control snowball. It’s a good time to really on comforts and joys and as is traditional, the Light House (and sister cinema Pálás in Galway) will be providing a season of Christmas classics. The Naughty or Nice programme is here again in December 2021, with the usual hits and some new films for their rotation set to show from December 4th.
Following on from Culture Night’s event Dublin Will Be Written in My Heart, which showed off the city through the eyes of its filmmakers, another Fillum event will be finding its way to the Circular Bar this Halloween season, a night with a twist. Dublin After Dark will show a different side of the city, not strictly horror, but a darker shade of shorts, all screening on Friday 29th October.
The French Film Festival is one of the top events on offer every year at the Irish Film Institute. A seasonal soiree embraced by local Francophiles and expatriated film fans alike, the festival offers a great mix of new hits from France and classic cinema, offering a venue for cultural exchange that brings us closer together as the year begins to draw to a close. The IFI French Film Festival 2021 will be taking place from November 17th until the 28th. A blended approach will be available next month, with films on offer in-cinema at the IFI in Temple Bar, and online on IFI@Home.
Film festivals continue to return across Ireland, and in the midlands this month you can experience a five-day event for film fans and pros alike in the Offline Film Festival. Since 2010 they’ve brought the best of the big screen to Birr, and a selection of screenings and events begins today as the film festival runs 13 – 17th October.
Usually the Japanese Film Festival is a spring affair, offering new and classic cinema from one of the great homes of international film every April. Things haven’t been ‘usual’ for a while of course and this year’s JFF was delayed, but as cinemas start to reopen more, the 2021 Japanese Film Festival is ready to go ahead, a cultural cinematic celebration taking place across Ireland. This October 14- 21st, you can see great Japanese films on the big screen, not just in the fair city of film but in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.
The blended approach to film festivals has been embraced here in Ireland, with some of our biggest celebrations of film now able to offer screenings to a wider and more accessible audience. That trend is set to continue this month, as the Kerry International Film Festival have this evening announced. KIFF 2021 will be taking place 14 – 17 October 2021 and will present a blended film festival that promotes and showcases film and filmmaking talent across 15 in person physical events and 30 online screenings.
The Light House Cinema can always be relied on when October rolls around to offer up a programme of classic, cult and quality horror movies, and 2021 is no exception. This October 18 – 31st, they’ll be screening a selection of greats with a very particular theme. Join the Smithfield cinema ‘standing in aaagh of all mná this Halloween, with their Samhain na mBan series of horrors and thrillers by women directors.
Spooky season is once again upon us film fans. The fun, watch-horror-movies-every-night spooky season of Samhain that is, as opposed to the unending nightmare of our daily lives. For those that love the former, the Irish Film Institute has you covered, as their annual Horrorthon series returns to the big screens at Eustace Street this October 22nd – 25th.