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 IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the best of Irish and international documentary film, the hugely popular IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival showcases a diverse selection of these thought-provoking films this September. The festival has long prided itself on fostering creative collaboration between those in the industry with networking events, panel discussions and Q&As, making a multi-faceted experience for festival-goers of all levels of interest. Having premiered an array of lauded Irish documentaries, including Pyjama Girls, The Liberties, and Bloody Sunday – A Derry Diary, as well as international hits such as Muscle Shoals, The Imposter, and The Yes Men Fix The World; Oscar-winning documentaries such as Born Into Brothels, have all had their Irish premiere at this docu-dream of a festival. A string of guests filmmakers from around the world also participate in the festival program to present and discuss their work. Program We Are Many - 25th September Blood Fruit - 26th September Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger - 26th September Documentary Industry Day (film showcase) - 26th September Documentary Shorts - 27th September Night Will Fall - 27th September Reality Bites: Documentary Shorts - 27th September How to Make a Winning Documentary Short - 27th September Getting Places in Feature Documentary - 27th September Love Is All - 27th September In a House that Ceased to Be - 27th September It Came from Connemara - 27th September Concerning Violence - 28th September Life Itself - 28th September Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case - 28th September Showrunners - 28th September Boyhood in an unrivalled feat of filmmaking at Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. In 2002 the director cast a twelve year old boy, and over the next twelve years they made film history. Every year since 2002 Linklater has gathered together the same actors in front of the camera for this unique feature film project which enables the viewer to observe people living their lives – and all that goes with it – over an extended period of time. A ground-breaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, the film charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. From Mason’s early schooldays in Austin right up until he enters college, Linklater offers a candid and emotional portrait of how fleeting childhood is. With an annoying sister and a pair of divorced parents to deal with (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette), Mason is at the centre of a chaotic, emotionally-charged world. Told in expansive and unhurried narrative strokes, this coming-of-age film describes life’s desires and anxieties, both great and small, as well as the needs and fears of an adolescent – all of which provides a panoramic and diverting picture of American childhood and youth today. Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. Watching the trials and tribulations of Mason and his family without thinking of your own family and their journey, is simply an impossible task. A masterpiece of modern cinema. Moomin & Midsummer Madness perfect family film screening, ‘Moomin & Midsummer Madness’ is based on the fourth book of the much loved Moomins series by Finnish author Tove Jansson. Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of Jansson’s birth with this brand new film for old and new fans of the adorable, carefree and adventure-loving family. This cute family of white, rotund little trolls live in Moominvalley where the summer has been long and hot. When a major flood forces the family out, they find refuge in a floating house which turns out to be a theatre occupied by Emma. Together they explore the many costumes and props, and put on their first Moomin play with hilarious results. Tickets €4.80 per person €14.40 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children/1 adult + 3 children) The Scent of Green Papaya’s Feast Your Eyes feature, the Irish Film Institute’s monthly gastronomic celluloid serving, is the 1993 Caméra d’Or winning The Scent of Green Papaya. Audience members can relax and enjoy the film and afterwards indulge in a delicious movie-related meal at the IFI’s Cafe Bar. Shot entirely on a soundstage in France but set in Saigon in the decades before the outbreak of the Vietnam War, the film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1993. The story is told through the eyes of Mùi, a servant who sets about her tasks with delicacy and grace, including the preparation of the unripe papaya. After the film, indulge in your choice of the following: - Traditional sour beef and noodle soup - Light summer roll salad - Vietnamese curry with chicken and pineapple The Critical Take Film Club’s edition of the Irish Film Institute’s monthly film club, The Critical Take, discusses two screen classics and one new release, with the help of its accomplished panel. Join Paul Markey (IFI Projectionist), Katy Hayes (Irish Film Critic for The Sunday Times) and Dr. Denis Condon (Lecturer in Film, NUI Maynooth) as they dissect the reissue of director Michael Cimino’s affecting ‘The Deer Hunter’, Hitchcock’s 1955 classic ‘To Catch a Thief’ starring icons Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, and the powerful new film from the Dardenne brothers, ‘Two Days, One Night’. Wayne's World 2 aficionados of leather pants, rock-hard hair-sprayed mullets, men in eyeliner and the best that 80s rock had to offer - Shift invite you to party on at their shaaaaawing-ing Wayne’s World inspired bash this August 23rd at The Sugar Club. Following a screening of Wayne’s World 2 - in which our denim clad hero organises the music festival Waynestock - the pinnacle of 80s rock tribute acts Shift will bring the house down with the hits of Kiss, Whitesnake, Def Leppard and more. Excellent! Tickets €12 €10 (if you wear an 80s rock outfit or arrive dressed as Wayne or Garth...) God’s Pocket by Mad Men’s John Slattery and starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his very last roles, catch meaty crime drama ‘God’s Pocket’ at The Lighthouse Cinema this August. In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction "accident," leaving Mickey to quickly try bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things just go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay. Slattery’s directorial debut boasts an inspired cast, a sharp wit, and its fair share of tragic optimism. Screenings 21st August - 6.15pm 22nd August - 4.05pm, 9.20pm 23rd August - 3.40pm, 8.35pm 24th August - 4.05pm, 8.50pm 25th August - 1.45pm 27th-28th August - 2.00pm