Special screening of John Butler’s ‘Handsome Devil (2016) – 25th July

Venue: Light House Cinema, Smithfield Date: 25th July, 6.30 CAST AND CREW GATHER FOR A CELEBRATION OF IRISH FILM AND A SPECIAL SCREENING OF JOHN BUTLER’S HIT FILM  HANDSOME DEVIL Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) is hosting a special screening of John Butler’s ‘impossible to resist’ film Handsome Devil (2016) on Thursday 25th July, at Smithfield’s Light House Cinema. The one-off event…

To the Fleadh and beyond for Aisha Bolaji and Why the Sun & Moon Live in the Sky

To the Fleadh and beyond for Aisha Bolaji and Why the Sun & Moon Live in the Sky

In a Collective or as an individual, Aisha Bolaji is raising the bar for Irish film. From aiding festivals like DIFF or Catalyst in Limerick, to programming screenings with GALPAL Collective, to her own work behind the camera, she’s developed a powerful portfolio in recent years. This week at the 2024 Galway Film Fleadh, her…

Ransom ’79 – Charlie Bird’s final story in cinemas from 24th May

Ransom ’79 – Charlie Bird’s final story in cinemas from 24th May

The impact of former journalist and campaigner Charlie Bird remains celebrated today, after his passing earlier this year aged 74 following a long and high profile battle with Motor Neurone Disease. A new documentary from Mattress Men director Colm Quinn aims to show us what we’ve lost, charting the journo’s final investigation. Break Out Pictures…

Patient poignance in Pat Collins’ That They May Face the Rising Sun

Patient poignance in Pat Collins’ That They May Face the Rising Sun

Director: Pat Collins Starring: Barry Ward, Anna Bederke, Lalor Roddy, Ruth McCabe, Phillip Dolan, Sean McGinley Running Time: 111 minutes As Ireland’s cinematic reputation rises internationally into awards darlings and sexy superstars, it’s important to remember where we’ve come from. Both from the talented filmmakers who spent their time in the pre-Element trenches, and for…

Limerick’s Catalyst International Film Festival returns in April for its 5th edition

Limerick’s Catalyst International Film Festival returns in April for its 5th edition

One of Ireland’s top festivals for new talent returns later this month. Based in Limerick, Catalyst International Film Festival will host the 5th edition of the festival presenting films, panel discussions, workshops and networking events in venues across the city of Limerick from 18th-20th April.  Catalyst International Film Festival’s film programme aims to prioritise stories and storytellers currently under-represented on…

The Sound and Vision of Kathleen Harris’ Birdsong 

The Sound and Vision of Kathleen Harris’ Birdsong 

A journalist and documentarian, Kathleen Harris captures both the informative and the human side of complex topics. Born and raised in the US, Harris has lived in Ireland since 2006, and her work as a video journalist for the Irish Times has covered a wide range of topics, including Ireland’s abortion and gay marriage referendums,…

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…