Discover Irish docs at DIFF 2024

Discover Irish docs at DIFF 2024

Ireland excels at documentary filmmaking. The last decade in particular has seen a Golden Age in Irish Documentary, with filmmakers like Paul Duane, Sinéad O’Shea and more doing innovative, immersive and interesting work in capturing real stories from Ireland and abroad. Programming good homegrown docs has always been one of the strengths of the Dublin…

Sugar Club hosting fundraiser in solidarity with Palestine: “1948: Creation & Catastrophe”

Sugar Club hosting fundraiser in solidarity with Palestine: “1948: Creation & Catastrophe”

An upcoming event at the Sugar Club on Leeson Street aims to raise funds in solidarity with Palestine. The Sila Community, aiming to build connections and celebrate MENA culture in Ireland one event at a time, will host their first film screening on Monday 6th November. The Sugar Club will be host to a screening…

Intimate and insightful cinema at the IFI Documentary Film Festival 2023

Intimate and insightful cinema at the IFI Documentary Film Festival 2023

The IFI Documentary Film Festival kicks off this week, with the city centre cinema offering five days of features and short films, ‘from personal stories beautifully told, to a shocking investigative exploration of mysterious disappearances, from a unique viewpoint of those experiencing life behind the headlines of war, to shining a light on untold histories and discovering ordinary…

Luke McManus to host Q&A convo with Oscar Harding on new film A Life on the Farm

Luke McManus to host Q&A convo with Oscar Harding on new film A Life on the Farm

Oscar Harding, director of upcoming doc A Life on the Farm, will be in attendance in the fair city of film early this September for a screening and Q&A for his new film at the Light House Cinema. On Saturday 9th September, fellow filmmaker Luke McManus, director of North Circular, will host a post-screening conversation…

Laura McGann goes deep on The Deepest Breath

Laura McGann goes deep on The Deepest Breath

Now on Netflix, free-diving documentary The Deepest Breath has captured viewers with its high stakes storytelling and emotional turns. Ireland’s own Laura McGann, whose previous feature was the roller derby doc Revolutions, directs the film, which through word-of-mouth has become one of the most sought-out films currently streaming. Graham Day spoke with Laura about the…

North Circular to have theatrical release in New York City

North Circular to have theatrical release in New York City

Luke McManus’ multi-award winning journey through Dublin’s history, working-class culture and unbreakable creative spirit will open in New York on Friday, 28th July at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema. The festival favourite has been around the world recently, including a trip to China, and McManus and some of the musicians featured in the film will be in…

Debenhams workers win case at WRC – Award-winning film 406 DAYS documenting their case opens in cinemas across Ireland 26 May 2023

Debenhams workers win case at WRC – Award-winning film 406 DAYS documenting their case opens in cinemas across Ireland 26 May 2023

Former Debenhams workers have won their test case at Work Relations Commission (WRC) on the basis that Debenhams did not begin consultation with workers at the right time or supply information.  This test case was brought by Jane Crowe, Shop Steward at former Henry Street Debenhams, branch and could have implications for a further 800…