Events - FilmDarklight Festival Block T1 –  6 Haymarket, Smithfield Dublin 7 Dates and full programme TBC Darklight is the foremost festival for independent creativity in Ireland. It has been associated with new cinematic practices and creative technology for the past 15 years. Darklight has its origins in digital culture and new paradigms in film production, distribution and marketing. Each year, a new area in creative thinking and practices is explored during Darklight's three day festival. Darklight celebrates and encourages new work and provides a platform for emerging filmmakers and artists, while introducing new work to a core audience of cultural influencers and innovators.   Darklight is distinctive as it provides a unique experience for its audience, who can engage with speakers and contributors in an open and shared creative environment.  It showcases experimental work that attracts the curiously cultural and is not readily shown elsewhere in Ireland.  It is our mission to stay diligently informed of the practices synonymous with the continued evolution of moving image storytelling and share this with an engaged audience.  Darklight's vision is curating a programme that continues to capture the imaginations of the next generation of innovators. Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2003, The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) has fast become Ireland's premier feature film festival and takes place in Ireland's capital city over the course of eleven days and nights each February. JDIFF continues its commitment to celebrating film as an art form by presenting over 120 films from the four corners of the globe to the Irish Audience. The festival is a citywide event that takes place in all of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. The majority of films shown at the film festival are Irish premieres, and for some of the films shown, the festival represents the only public screening that will take place in Ireland. Since its inauguration the festival has prided itself on creating a unique forum of exchange between the public and the filmmaking community through hosting a whole range of events that allow the public to interact with filmmakers in the form of public interviews, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Over the years an array of film talent has joined in with the celebration including Daniel Day Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Charlize Theron, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson, among others, all of whom have graced the JDIFF red carpet. Audiences and industry members have been delighted to meet a widely diverse range of luminaries and gain insights in to every area of the film world including perspectives from directors, producers, screenwriters and critics such as Mike Leigh, John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Mc Donagh, Jeremy Thomas, Wim Wenders, Neil Gaiman, Jan Troell, Sarah Polley, Frederic Raphael and Todd McCarthy among many others. Irish Film Talent is celebrated as an integral part of the JDIFF programme each year by presenting Irish film in all its guises from archival, to documentary, to the very latest Irish feature films from first time film directors. In 2008 the festival inaugurated The Irish Talent Spotlight in order to profile exceptional new and established talent working in all areas of the Irish Film Industry. Ken Wardrop (Writer/Director), Margo Harkin (Producer), Tim Fleming (Director of Photography), Cartoon Saloon (Irish Animation Company) and Margeret Corkery (Writer/Director) have all been honoured as part of this initiative. Each year the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival presents The Volta Awards to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of film. Named for Ireland's first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre on Mary Street in Dublin, recipients of The Volta have included Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Consolata Boyle, George Morrison, Paolo Sorrentino and Thierry Fremaux. For more information click here IFI Horrorthon Horrorthon returns for its 17th edition, providing audiences with the opportunity to enjoy the best of new international genre productions, as well as a number of judiciously selected classics. Last year we revisied Tobe Hooper’s unfairly neglected Lifeforce, and Hammer’s The Mummy, starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.  As always, IFI Horrorthon is a must-attend event for any genre fan. Price: Tickets for individual films starting at €9.00 Booking: Fingal Film Festival Venue Movies @ Swords , Pavilions Centre  Swords, Co Dublin The Fingal Film Festival was launched in 2012. It is a new entity that offers a platform encouraging and promoting the works of local film community and National, International emerging filmmakers to showcase their work in an environment where they have access to experienced industry professionals. We provide workshops. training programmes and screen Independent films from new emerging film makers nationally and internationally throughout the four day festival event every year. At least 70% of our festival schedule is dedicated to Foreign films, which broadens the film culture experience to all who attend the screenings in Fingal during the festivals duration. The Fingal Film Festival is a team of people who work effortlessly to deliver a quality service to young emerging filmmakers.   Since we first opened our doors we have given festival contributors access to some of the Industries most prolific names, both nationally and internationally, which has been well received by all who attended. We have eight awards a year for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best International, Best Student, Best Newcomer Award in Fingal, Best Irish Language, Best Animation. Our Awards Ceremony Night is held every year at the end of the festival. This year we have some very special award prizes with Best Student Award Canon are sponsoring this year, Best Irish Language Film is sponsored by TG4 who will broadcast the winners film plus Equipment Hire Ireland are giving a 3 x day Camera equipment hire  prize worth 3,000.00 euro. Click here for more information Outdoor Movies in Marlay Park the family together for some film fun with the third year of Marlay Park’s much loved Outdoor Movies season. A wonderful opportunity to see some childrens’ classics, recent blockbusters, indie gems and marvellous musicals free of charge and on an enormous 530 sq ft screen. Relax on the lush grass and enjoy the sheer novelty of this outdoor cinema for one weekend only. Pack those picnic baskets and blankets for an unmissable family day out. The CoCo Market will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday and 11.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday. Some market vendors will open later on Saturday and Sunday for the movie screenings. Movie treats will also be available to purchase throughout the event. Screenings Saturday August 9th       3.00pm Frozen 108 mins G 5.00pm Ghostbusters 107 mins PG 8.00pm Dirty Dancing 100 mins 12A         Sunday August 10th       3.00pm Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 90 mins G 5.00pm Night At The Museum 108 mins PG 8.00pm Grease 110 mins PG           Sideways at Brooks Private Cinema Club director Alexander Payne’s Sideways, a sharp-witted story of two men reaching middle age without much to show for it but disappointment, in the intimate 26-seat screening room of Brooks Hotel on Drury Street. With our protagonists embarking on a week long road trip through California's stunning wine country just as one of them is about to take a trip down the aisle, this quirky comedy might just have you craving a glass yourself. Afterwards join your fellow cinema-goers for a Sideways-inspired tipple in the hotel’s Jasmine Bar. Enjoy the film, popcorn and a San Pellegrino beverage for €14 or a San Pellegrino cocktail for €18. Or Enjoy the film with popcorn and a San Pellegrino fruit drink and indulge in a two-course meal from the table d’hôte menu in Francesca’s Restaurant for €31. Gaze at the Lighthose Cinema, Smithfield: Dublin International LGBT Film Fesival. Showcasing the best in LGBT from shorts to feature lengths.  GAZE has grown from strength to strengh to become the largest LGBT film in Ireland, and one of the most respected in the world. For more information:       Summer of Musicals don’t make ‘em like they used to, so sit back, relax and let them show you how it’s done at the Lighthouse Cinema’s Summer of Musicals season. It’s not often you get to see these musical gems on the big screen, so the chance to sing along with the best of the belters is not to be missed. From the cult classics to the Oscar winners, throughout June, July and August enjoy the cream of this all singing, all dancing genre. Screenings 20th June - Jersey Boys 25th and 29th June - Singin’ in the Rain 28th June - Blues Brothers 30th June - Cabaret   5th July - Cabaret 2nd and 6th July - An American In Paris 9th and 13th July - The Sound of Music 12th July - Hedwig and the Angry Inch 16th and 20th July - South Pacific 19th July - Hairspray 23rd and 27th July - Oliver! 26th July - The Rocky Horror Picture Show   30th July and 3rd August - Grease 2nd August - Grease (singalong) 6th and 10th August - Annie 9th August - Little Shop of Horrors (Director’s Cut) 13th and 17th August - West Side Story