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  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Skills in Focus: Debut Feature Directing - Excellence in the Craft

    The Skills in Focus:Debut Feature Film Panel will share the specific skill set required to make a top-level First Feature. Panelists Attending:

    Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground), Cathy Brady (Wildfire), and Aoife Crehan (The Last Right),with moderator Dearbhla Walsh (The Handmaid’s Tale)

    September 3rd, 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Skills in Focus: Documentary - Excellence in the Craft

    The Skills in Focus:Documentary Panel will share the specific skill set required to make top-level documentaries. Panelists Attending:

    Dan Reed(Leaving Neverland, Terror in Mumbai, The Valley); Emer Reynolds (The Farthest, Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away); Brendan Byrne (Bobby Sands: 66 Days, Gaza, No Stone Unturned)Sinéad Ó Shea (A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot)

    August 28th 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Skills in Focus: Cinematography - Excellence in the Craft

    The Skills in Focus:Cinematography Panel will share the specific skill set required to become a top-level Cinematographer. Panelists Attending:

    Cathal Watters(Rosie, Finky, Dark Lies the Island); Piers McGrail (Never Geow Old, Ordinary Love, Calm with Horses); Kate McCullough (Arracht, Normal People) Moderator: Ian Power

    August 25th 11am

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Be Good or Be Gone

    Two petty criminal cousins receive a temporary release from prison.The film follows their misfortunes over four days.

    Cathal Nally (Director/Producer) , Les Martin (Actor/Producer/Co- writer), Declan Mills (Actor/Producer), Alan Sherlock (Actor) & Joe Conlan (Composer) will participate

    July 6th 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Full Circle

    From the Gaza strip to Newgrange, Full Circle follows the lives of two men; an Irish war journalist Malcolm Walker (Michael Bates) and an American, Travis Sear (Mark Schrier).

    Director Noel Brady, cast & crew will participate.

    July 1st 6pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Rosie

    A woman, her husband and their four children find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their house. Over the next 36 hours, the couple desperately search for a place to live while trying to shield the kids from the reality of the situation.

    Paddy Breathnach (Director) Roddy Doyle (Writer) & Sarah Greene (Actor) will participate

    July 3rd 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Metal Heart

    Fraternal twin sisters Emma (Jordanne Jones) and Chantal (Leah McNamara) are worlds apart. When their parents go away for the summer, their simmering sibling rivalry threatens to boil over, especially when the mysterious next door neighbour (Moe Dunford) moves back in.

    Director Hugh O'Conor and cast Jordanne Jones, Leah McNamara, Aaron Heffernon and Sean Doyle will participate.

    July 1st 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Animals

    Animals tells the story of Laura and Tyler - two girls who like to party. Drink, drugs, and general debauchery infuse their days while their careers and lives remain on hold.

    Cast & Filmmakers in attendance - TBC

    June 30th 6pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Dublin Oldschool

    Aspiring DJ Jason reconnects with his brother Daniel on a drug-fuelled weekend trip through Dublin, discovering that their different lives may have more in common than they thought.

    Dave Tynan (Director/Writer)Emmet Kirwan (Lead Actor/Writer) Ian Lloyd-Anderson (Actor)JJ Rolfe (Director of Photography) will participate.

    June 30th 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - The New Music

    After a Parkinson's diagnosis a classically trained pianist embarks on a path of self discovery leading him to a punk band.

    Chiara Viale (Director/Writer) Philip Kidd (co-producer, cinematographer and editor) and Cilléin Mc Evoy (Lead Actor) will participate

    June 29th 6pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Never Grow Old

    Debauchery. Greed. Murder. Welcome to Garlow. The once-peaceful frontier town is now a den of vice after vicious outlaw Dutch Albert (John Cusack) and his gang arrived and began gunning down their opposition.

    Writer/Director Ivan Kavanagh, Producer Jacqueline Kerrin & Dominic Wright, cast Molly McCannm, Tim Ahern and Sean Gormley will participate.

    June 29th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - The Breadwinner

    Parvana, an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule, must pretend to be a boy to support her family.

    Director Nora Twomey and Producer Paul Young will participate

    June 23rd 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - The Dig

    After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim's father searching for the body. Callahan soon realises that the only way to get rid of him is to help him dig.

    Directors Andy & Ryan Tohill, Actors Moe Dunford, Emily Taaffe and Lorcan Cranitch will participate

    June 16th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Extra Ordinary

    Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame.
    Directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, Actors Maeve Higgins, Terri Chandler and Barry Ward, and producers Katie Holly and Mary McCarthy will participate

    June 17th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Finky

    Running away from his tragic past, outcast and broken, Micí Finky is on a psychedelic, high-speed odyssey straight to the bottom of his own personal hell.

    Writer & Director: Dathaí Keane, Writer: Diarmuid de Faoite, Cast: Dara Devaney, Fionnuala Gygax & Producer: Eileen Seoighe will participate

    June 18th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Black '47

    Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.

    Lance Daly, Producer: Macdara Kelleher and actors James Frecheville and Stephen Rea will take part in an online discussion.

    June 19th 2pm

Previous IFTA Events 2020

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Float Like a Butterfly

    Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging.

    writer/director Carmel Winters, actors Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins and Hilda Fay will participate

    June 15th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - The Dig

    After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim's father searching for the body. Callahan soon realises that the only way to get rid of him is to help him dig.

    Directors Andy & Ryan Tohill, Actors Moe Dunford, Emily Taaffe and Lorcan Cranitch will participate

    June 16th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Extra Ordinary

    Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame.
    Directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, Actors Maeve Higgins, Terri Chandler and Barry Ward, and producers Katie Holly and Mary McCarthy will participate

    June 17th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Finky

    Running away from his tragic past, outcast and broken, Micí Finky is on a psychedelic, high-speed odyssey straight to the bottom of his own personal hell.

    Writer & Director: Dathaí Keane, Writer: Diarmuid de Faoite, Cast: Dara Devaney, Fionnuala Gygax & Producer: Eileen Seoighe will participate

    June 18th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Black '47

    Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.

    Lance Daly, Producer: Macdara Kelleher and actors James Frecheville and Stephen Rea will take part in an online discussion.

    June 19th 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - A Bump Along the Way

    Pamela is a boozy 44-year-old single mother whose teenage daughter Allegra disapproves of her care-free lifestyle. Their fragile relationship is further tested when Pamela becomes pregnant after a one-night stand. c

    Bronagh Gallagher, Mary Moulds, director Shelly Love, writer Tess McGowan and producer Louise Gallagher will participate

    June 12th 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Ordinary Love

    An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.

    Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa & Glenn Leyburn, writer Owen McCafferty and Actress Lesley Manville will participate

    June 9th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - The Last Right

    A fateful exchange on a flight has consequences for Daniel Murphy. He's left in charge of a corpse of someone he never knew. He is persuaded to take on the challenge of getting a coffin from his family home in Clonakilty to Rathlin Island

    Director/Writer Aoife Crehan and Producer Paul Donavan from Deadpan Pictures will participate

    June 10th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Cellar Door

    The story follows Aidie, a fighter inside and out, as she searches for her son while in the grip of the Church.

    Writer/director Viko Nikci, actors Karen Hassan, Leah McNamara and Mark O'Halloranwill participate.

    June 11th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Rialto

    At 46, Dubliner Colm has a comfortable life: a managerial job in the city’s docks, two healthy teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire. After the death of his father, Colm’s emotional life cracks open June 5th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - We Ourselves

    We Ourselves is an unconventional film by Paul Mercier dealing with the lives of a group of seven friends over a period of more than two decades. May 29th 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions - Arracht

    Filmed entirely on the west coast of Ireland in Connemara, Arracht is a haunting tale of overcoming grief and the fight for survival June 3rd 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Screen Discussions- Never Grow Old

    An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful American frontier town, but his family comes under threat as the death toll rises.June

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Members Screening - Parasite

    Academy Members are invited to a special IFTA screening of Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, the winner of this year’s Best Picture Oscar.Feb. 25th

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA First-Look Screening - Vivarium

    Directed by Lorcan Finnegan and written by Garret Shanley (Without Name, Foxes) Vivarium is a visually-striking and sinister “Twilight Zone fantasy”.March

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA First-Look Screening - The Rhythm Section

    With star-studded talent in front of and behind the camera, The Rhythm Section was shot in Dublin in 2018.Jan. 30th

  • IFTA IMAGENathan Crowley Masterclass

    Nathan Crowley is a four-time Oscar nominated production designer who has worked in the film and television industry for over 25 years.




Recent IFTA Events 2019

  • IFTA IMAGE IFTA First-Look Screening - PJ Harvey in a Dog Called Money

    A uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record, this feature documentary follows songwriter and musician Harvey and award-winning Irish photographer Seamus Murphy, as they hatch an ambitious collaboration.November.

  • IFTA IMAGEWriting Scripted Comedy (…That’s Actually Funny!)

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is excited to launch a series of events in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) with a special Panel discussion.November.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA First-Look Screening - The Last Right

    Starring Colm Meaney and Niamh Algar, The Last Right is a bold and original road movie caper, announcing writer-director Aoife Crehan as a thrilling new voice in Irish cinema.November.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA First-Look Screening - Ordinary Love

    Ordinary Love stars Academy Award nominees Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) and Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) who portray an everyday couple with an extraordinary love, who must find the humour and grace to face a year of adversity.December.

  • IFTA IMAGEThe Curious Works of Roger Doyle - IFTA Screening

    Brian Lally's intimate documentary exploring the life’s work of Irish musician Roger Doyle, and closely observes him presenting one of his most ambitious musical projects to the general public – his first electronic opera.October.

  • IFTA IMAGEDark Lies the Island - IFTA Screening

    With a star-studded Irish cast including Moe Dunford, Charlie Murphy, Pat Shortt, Peter Coonan and Tommy Tiernan, - Dark Lies the Island is an Irish comedy about a family spinning out of control in a small rural town.October.

  • IFTA IMAGEUna Ni Dhonghaile - IFTA Women in Focus Masterclass

    Úna will share her knowledge and insights across her impressive editing career in both film and television. An IFTA and BAFTA-winning Editor, Una has worked with directors such as Kenneth Branagh, in a career spanning 20 years. In that time, her long-list of credits includes All is True, The Crown, Stan and Ollie, BBC mini-series Les Misérables, and Irish feature film Rosie, along with Three Girls, The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street. October.

  • IFTA IMAGEA Bump Along The Way - IFTA Screening

    Fun-loving, 44-year-old single mum Pamela (Bronagh Gallagher), becomes pregnant following a boozy one night-stand with a man half her age, much to the shame of her buttoned-up teenage daughter Allegra (Lola Petticrew). As Pamela deals with her unexpected pregnancy and the growing pains of the disgruntled Allegra, the challenges they both face ultimately bring mother and daughter to a better understanding of themselves and each other. October.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA Animation in Focus - David O Reilly Retrospective

    We are delighted to partner with Kilkenny Animated on this special event which will showcase an hour-long career retrospective of O Reilly's work followed by an interview hosted by Director Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells) as part of the festival’s opening night gala.October.

  • IFTA IMAGEJoker - Irish Premiere

    Irish Premiere of the highly acclaimed and anticipated Joker, in association with Warner Bros. Pictures. An original film about the enigmatic villain, Joker won the Golden Lion award at this year’s Venice Film Festival.October.

  • IFTA IMAGELosing Alaska - IFTA Screening

    From the producers of Song of Granite (Marcie Films), Burke’s timely and beautifully-woven snapshot of a small community in the Alaska wilds, depicts the everyday challenges facing those in the grips of a changing climate that is out of their control.October.

  • IFTA IMAGEHole in the Ground - IFTA Screening

    Confirmed for Sundance, Lee Cronin's feature directorial debut, starring Seana Kerslake.January.

  • IFTA IMAGEMary Queen of Scots - IFTA Screening

    The highly anticipated film starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, about the rivalry between Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth I. January.

  • IFTA IMAGEVice - IFTA Screening

    Starring Christian Bale as Dick Chaney, the Vice President to George W. Bush. Directed by Adam McKay. January.

  • IFTA IMAGEGreen Book - IFTA Screening

    Directed by Peter Farrelly, and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in this tale of an unlikely friendship. January.