Irish Film Festival London 2016
The identity of the Irish worker in New York finds itself at an historical crossroads in Colin Broderick’s first feature film. This beautiful portrait of New York Irish emigrants brings our festival to a close for 2016.
Born and Reared explores contemporary Northern Ireland, through the lives of 4 men living in the aftermath of violent conflict. Director Henrietta Norton will join us for a Q&A.
The Flag tells the story of Harry Hambridge (Pat Shortt), who is a down-on-his-luck Irishman living in London. In one day he loses his job, father and beloved pet hamster, Mouse. But having set himself a mission, there might be hope for Harry yet.
‘Fís na Fuiseoige’ explores the deep connection between people and place, as expressed in Irish language poetry and local lore. Director Aodh Ó Coileáin will join us for a Q&A.
Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes, pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro. Cast members will join us for a Q&A.
In the Name of the Father is based on the true-life story of the Guildford Four.
Director Jim Sheridan will join us for a Q&A, and will discuss his recent film 11th Hour, shot in Kilburn's Sir Colin Campbell this year.
Join us at Birkbeck University's cinema for a day's look at Ireland and the UK's changing relationship, as seen through the eyes of film makers. With screenings, director's Q&As and discussion.
Join us for an evening with our Patron, Academy Award nominated director of ‘Adam & Paul’, ‘Garage’, ‘What Richard Did’, ‘Frank’ and ‘Room’.
After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This collection of nine short films tells stories from the eve of the Rising all the way to the Troubles in 1970s Northern Ireland and beyond.
Synopsis: In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.
A creative session for young people aged 8-12yrs, which combines imagination and storytelling with drawing and craft skills! Join artist Manju Gregory, to invent your own villains or heroes, learn how to craft animated characters, and devise your own sneaky plots, or create the perfect romance on our 4ft screens!
‘The Queen of Ireland’ is a documentary about the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, in the lead up to the historic referendum on marriage equality for same-sex couples in Ireland.
The Irish Film Institute presents a programme of short silent films tracing the history of Anglo-Irish historical and cultural dialogue during the revolutionary period and beyond. With live musical accompaniment by Cormac de Barra, Colm Ó Snodaigh and Rossa Ó Snodaigh.
Twice Shy is a modern coming-of age-drama, that centres around a young couple, Andy & Maggie, who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy.
Join us for our opening night at Regent Street Cinema for 'A Date for Mad Mary,' an exceptional feature debut from director Darren Thornton.
The Irish Film Festival London kicks off this year with the very best of Ireland’s recent short films.
A unique opportunity to hear about the role of a casting agent, and to pose your questions on the best ways to prepare for casting calls.
I was Happy Here (UK/Ire, 1965, Desmond Davis, with screenplay by Edna O’Brien, b/w sound. 91mins)
Other Irish Film London Events in 2016
This Other Eden (Ireland, 1959, Muriel Box, b/w sound. 35mm, 85mins)
She Didn’t Say No (UK 1958, Cyril Frankel, 35mm 97mins)
Daughter of Darkness (UK, 1948, Lance Comfort, b/w sound. 35mm 90mins)
Film screening: Let's Be Famous (UK, 1939 Walter Forde , b/w sound. 35mm 80mins)
Film screening with live musical accompaniment: 'Guests of the Nation' (1935, Ire. Denis Johnston, b/w silent. 45mins.)
IFL's founder and director Kelly O'Connor will be speaking to Film MA students at the London Film School this autumn.
Join us in the heart of Soho, on the eve of the BFI LFF and meet other Irish filmmakers in London for chats, networking and a few scoops.
Join us at Leeds Irish Health and Homes, for the final screening of ‘Older Than Ireland’ in our Northern England tour, accompanied by a Q&A with the film's director Alex Fegan. In association with Irish Arts Foundation, Leeds.
Join us at the Brian Boru Club, Wigan for this screening of ‘Older Than Ireland’ as part of our Northern England tour, accompanied by a Q&A with the film's director Alex Fegan.
Join us at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester for the second screening of 'Older Than Ireland' in our Northern England tour, accompanied by a Q&A with the film's director Alex Fegan.
Join us at St. Michael's Irish Centre, Liverpool, for the first screening in our 'Older Than Ireland' Northern England tour, accompanied by a Q&A with the film's director Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub).
Animated movie screening and a shadow puppetry workshop for all the family, combining imagination, crafts and creative skills with storytelling and animation, with Manju Gregory of Katubar Arts.
Bertha Dochouse hosts this screening of '1916 The Irish Rebellion', narrated by Liam Neeson, accompanied by a Q&A with Prof. Lance Pettitt at the Curzon Bloomsbury on Sunday 24th April.
A public screening of "1916 The Rebellion" with a Q&A with Briona Nic Dhiarmada at the Photographer's Gallery to cooincide with their Sean Sexton photographic exhibition.
A live stream of the Gala event around the Premiere screening of "1916 The Rebellion" from the National Concert Hall in Dublin to the Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA, London. Liam Neeson will host this Dublin event, with the guest of honour President Michael D. Higgins.
Join us for this special preview screening on Sunday 13th March 2016, to finish our day’s Irish Film screenings at the Mayor of London's St. Patrick’s Festival London at the Regent Street Cinema, London. Plus Q&A with Jack Reynor, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Mark McKenna.
Check out the exciting programme of new Irish Shorts being screened at the Regent Street Cinema on Sunday 13th March as part of the Mayor of London's St. Patrick's Day Festival.