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  • IFTA IMAGE DUNE SCREENING FOR IFTA MEMBERS

    IFTA, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are delighted to announce a special Irish Academy screening of the much anticipated film DUNE for IFTA Members.

    Thursday, October 7th.

  • IFTA IMAGE IFTA SKILLS IN FOCUS: PRODUCING WITH ANDREW MACDONALD

    The Irish Film & Television Academy, in association with Screen Skills Ireland, present a special producing masterclass with BAFTA-Winning Producer Andrew Macdonald.

    Wednesday, October 6th.

  • IFTA IMAGE IFTA TV DRAMA SHOWRUNNING IN FOCUS WITH KERRY EHRIN

    The Irish Film & Television Academy, in association with the BAI, present a special 'Who Runs the Show' event with Emmy Nominated Showrunner Kerry Ehrin.

    Monday, October 4th, 5pm.

  • IFTA IMAGE IFTA SKILLS IN FOCUS: SOUND EDITING WITH DONALD SYLVESTER

    The Irish Film & Television Academy, in association with Screen Skills Ireland, present a special Masterclass with Oscar-winning Sound Editor Donald Sylvester.

    Thursday, September 23rd.

  • IFTA IMAGE IFTA SKILLS IN FOCUS: PRODUCTION DESIGN WITH PETER FRANCIS

    The Irish Film & Television Academy, in association with Screen Skills Ireland, present a special Masterclass with celebrated Production Designer Peter Francis.

    Thursday, September 16th, 4pm.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SKILLS IN FOCUS: ANIMATION WITH BRENDA CHAPMAN

    The Irish Film & Television Academy, in association with Screen Skills Ireland, present a special “In Conversation with…” event with celebrated Animator Brenda Chapman.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: WOLFWALKERS

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Wolfwalkers with Producer Paul Young, Writer Will Collins and Art Director Mark Mullery.

    Thursday, June 10th, 2.15pm.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: I NEVER CRY

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for I Never Cry with Writer/Director Piotr Domalewski, and Producers Julie Ryan and Jan Kwiecinski, with Producer Paul Young, Writer Will Collins and Art Director Mark Mullery.

    Wednesday, June 9th, 4.00pm.

     

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE SOUTH

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE SOUTH with Writer/Director/Producer Colin Hickey

    Wednesday, June 9th, 6.00pm.

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  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: GRETEL & HANSEL

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Gretel & Hansel with Director Osgood Perkins, and Executive Producers Macdara Kelleher and Sandra Lee-Ying.

    Tuesday, June 8th, 4.00pm.

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  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: PIXIE

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Pixie with Director Barnaby Thompson, Producer James Clayton and Writer Preston Thompson.

    Friday, June 4th, 4.00pm.

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  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Here are the Young Men with Writer/Director Eoin Macken, Producer Richard Bolger, Actor Ferdia Walsh Peelo.

    Friday, June 4th, 12.00pm.

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  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: HERSELF

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Herself with Director Phylida Lloyd, Writer/Actress Clare Dunne, Producer Sharon Horgan.

    Thursday, June 3rd, 2.30pm.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: SPA WEEKEND

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Spa Weekend with Writer/Director Maureen O'Connell, and Cast Steven Neeson, Klara McDonnell, Shane Connellan & Tim Casey.

    Tuesday, May 25th, 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: HERE BEFORE

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Here Before with Writer/Director Stacey Gregg and producer Julia Godzinskaya.

    Wednesday, May 28th, 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: FOUR KIDS AND IT

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Four Kids and It with writer Simon Lewis, Co-Producer Paul Donovan and Costume Designer Tiziana Corvisieri as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Wednesday, May 26th, 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: THE WINTER LAKE

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for The Winter Lake with Actor Charlie Murphy. Writer David Turpin, & Producer Julianne Forde, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Tuesday, May 25th, 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: SON

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for SON with Writer / Director Ivan Kavanagh and Producer AnneMarie Naughton, and lead cast Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch and Luke David Blumm, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Wednesday, May 19th, 5.30pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: FOLLOW THE DEAD

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Follow the Dead with Writer/Director Adam William Cahill, lead actor Luke Corcoran, and supporting cast members Tadhg Devery and Marybeth Herron. as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season..

    Thursday, May 20th, 6pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: WILDFIRE

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Wildfire with Writer/Director Cathy Brady Actor  Nora-Jane Noone & Producer David Collins in attendance, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Friday, May 21st, 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: A BEND IN THE RIVER

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for A Bend in the River with with Director/Writer Colin Broderick, Actors John Duddy and John Connors with sound designer Nikki Moss and Producer Julie Ryan, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Monday, May 24th, 4pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA IN CONVERSATION WITH...DAVID GOYER

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE conversation with  David Goyer This event will see leading Hollywood writer/director David S. Goyer in conversation with the Irish Film & Television Academy and share the skills and techniques that have seen him write incredible films such as The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Man of Steel and Dark City

    Tuesday, May 18th, 3pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: GO GET DAVEY

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Go Get Davey with with Writer, Director, Producer Chris Aylmer, Co-Producer Korina Kaur, and Lead Actor Glenn Mulhern in attendance, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Thursday, May 13th, 6pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: BROKEN LAW

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Broken Law with Writer/Director Paddy Slattery, Producer Simon Doyle and cast Tristan Heanue, John Connors, Graham Earley, Ryan Lincoln, Gemma Leah Devereux, Gary Lydon and Ally Ní Chiaráin in attendance, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Friday, May 14th, 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: VIVARIUM

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Vivarium with with Writer / Director Lorcan Finnegan, Writer Garret Shanley, and Producers Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell in attendance, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Monday, May 17th, 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA SCREEN DISCUSSION: DATING AMBER

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is delighted to present this special ONLINE discussion for Dating Amber with Writer/Director David Freyne, DoP Ruairí O' rien and lead actors Lola Petticrew and Fionn O'Shea in attendance, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season.

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA IN CONVERSATION WITH...Scott Frank

    The Irish Film & Television Academy will host a special “In Conversation with…” event with celebrated Writer/Director Scott Frank.

    Oscar nominated writer and director Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit, Godless, Logan, Out of Sight) talks to the Irish Film and Television Academy about his career writing some of the best films and television series from the last two decades. April 9th, 9am

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA IN CONVERSATION WITH...REBECCA O'BRIEN

    The Irish Film & Television Academy will host a special “In Conversation with…” event with celebrated producer Rebecca O’Brien.

    The BAFTA and Palme d'Or winning producer will give the audience an insight into her acclaimed producing career on the films of Ken Loach, as well as Lynne Ramsey and more, and share her knowledge, insight and experience across a number of topics and throughthe main stages of film production March 24th, 2pm

  • IFTA IMAGEFILM PR & MARKETING – HOW TO BUILD YOUR FILM’S PROFILE

    The Irish Film & Television Academy, in association with Polymath PR present a unique event on how to market and promote your film.

    This event will focus on the practicalities of building a story AROUND your film - how to get it to reach a wider international audience, how to build your and your film’s profiles, how film festivals play an important role in that, and how to get ready for an awards push. March 25th, 7pm

  • IFTA IMAGEEDITING - IFTA SKILLS IN FOCUS, WITH MARYANN BRANDON

    IFTA, in assoiation with Screen Skills Ireland, presents IFTA Skills in Focus, with Maryann Brandon.

    This event will see leading hollywood editor Maryann Brandon share the skills and techniques that have seen her edit some of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Following this Maryann will be joined by a panel of leading Irish editors who will discuss key skills and techniques that they use to make top level work. March 30th, 9am

  • IFTA IMAGEWorking in Development - IFTA Skills in Focus

    IFTA, iwith the support of Screen Skills Ireland, presents 'Working in Development - Skills in Focus

    The panel features noted Producer, Story Consultant, Lecturer and Author John Yorke (Wolf Hall, Life on Mars, Shameless) Author: Into the Woods, Head of Development at See-Saw Films Katherine Bridle (Ammonite, Lion, Top of the Lake), and Element Pictures Head of Development Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann (Normal People, Herself) February 25th, 12pm

Previous IFTA Events

  • IFTA IMAGEBROADCAST & VOD EVOLUTION - THE NEW FRONTIERS

    Following on from the success of last year's Academy event VOD & Broadcast Content - What are the Opportunities? IFTA, in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), is excited to present the 2nd year of new frontier discussions 'Broadcast & VOD Evolution – The New Frontiers'

    December 10th, 9am

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA NOMINEE ROUNDTABLE: LEAD ACTOR (FILM)

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) continues its series of online discussions with, IFTA Nominee Round Table: Best Actor - Film.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA NOMINEE ROUNDTABLE: LEAD ACTRESS

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) continues its series of online discussions with, IFTA Nominee Round Table: Best Actress - Film & Drama.

  • IFTA IMAGEIFTA NOMINEE ROUNDTABLE: BEST EDITING

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) continues its series of online discussions with, IFTA Nominee Round Table: Best Editing. The round-table discussions series provide unique insight into creating award-winning film and television, with screen professionals at the very top of Irish and International filmmaking.

    September 22nd, 6pm

  • 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 Skills in Focus

    The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) supported by Screen Skills Ireland presents the IFTA Skills in Focus Series a series of online panel events.

  • 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.




Previous IFTA Events

  • 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.