Director/Writer: Sébastien Laudenbach

Writers: Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm

Producer: Jean-Christophe Soulageon /Les Films Sauvages

Introduction by Writer and Director Sébastien Laudenbach and Producer Jean-Christophe Soulageon

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and the prince in his castle. A long journey towards the light…

Followed by a Q&A with Sébastien Laudenbach and Jean-Christophe Soulageon, hosted by Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea, Secret of Kells)

“…created in a striking graphic style that is light years from commercially popular toon-making” – Alissa Simon, Variety

Supported by The French Embassy in Ireland



Director/Writer: Roger Mainwood

Producers: Camilla Deakin, Ruth Fielding

Writer: Raymond Briggs (Based on his Graphic Novel)

An autobiographical work, based on the parents of acclaimed writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, When the Wind Blows), Ethel and Ernest tells the story of Briggs’ parents Ethel and Ernest Briggs. This beautifully hand drawn film gives us a snippet of life during WW2, followed by Post War Britain, as seen through the eyes of the most important witnesses to any world event; ordinary people.

Film will be introduced by Producer Camilla Deakin (The Snowman and the Snowdog). The film will be followed with a Q&A with Camilla Deakin.

..One of the most real takes on long-term relationships and true love you’ll have seen on the silver screen in ages”  Stefan Pape – flickreel.com

This quiet, dignified work shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a niche audience” – Hollywood Reporter

Rotten Tomatoes 94%



Director: Michaël Dudok de Wit

Writer: Michaël Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran

Producers: Toshio Suzuki, Vincent Maraval, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Léon Perahia

The widely acclaimed “Red Turtle” is a stunningly animated fantasy, which follows the life of a Castaway as he deals with his surroundings, interspersed with the creatures around him. With no dialogue, “Red Turtle” has won prizes at The Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard Special Prize) and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle award for Best Animation. With the only collaboration outside of Japan, with the legendary Studio Ghibli (Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away) Red Turtle is a must see for lovers of animation and great cinema.

Rotten Tomatoes 94%

“The Red Turtle is a wordless wonder” The Guardian

Supported by The French Embassy in Ireland


Amharclann an Phoenix

Domhnach 26 Márta
12 meánlae
Cuirfidh an Feisire Eorpach, Liadh Ní Riada, an clár seo I láthair.
66n/An Fhrainc/An Eilbhéis/Daite/Digiteach
Stiúrthóir: Claude Barras
Scríbhneoirí: Céline Sciammal, Claude Barras, Germano Zullo, Morgan Navarro.
Léiritheoirí: Armelle Glorennec, Éric Jacquot. Marc Bonny
MO SHAOL MAR COURGETTE:: scéal leaidín óig darbh ainm Courgette. Déanann póilín, Raymond, caradas leis. Imíonn máthair Chourgette as radharc go hobann, agus tugtar go teach altramais ina bhfuil dílleachtaithe dá chomhaois é. Cé gur deacair leis socrú i láthair namhdach nua, foghlaimíonn sé conas iontaoibh a chur i ndaoine, agus glacadh le grá fad is atá teaghlach nua á lorg aige.
Ainmníodh an beochan seo mar ‘Best Animated Feature’ i gcomhair Academy Award ag Féile Idirnáisiúnta Beochan Annecy 2016. Fuair MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE aitheantas forleathan as a chneastacht agus as a dhaonnacht. Dúirt an Hollywood Reporter go n-insítear an scéal ‘go grámhar agus go gleoite’.
Le tacaíocht ón bPairlimint Eorpach
Le tacaíocht ó Ambasáid na Fraince in Éirinn
This film will be in The French Language and have Irish subtitles

Rotten Tomatoes 100%

Supported by The EU Parliament

Supported by The French Embassy in Ireland


National Youth Film School is launching a residential film camp in 2017.


Young Irish Film Makers (birthplace of Cartoon Saloon!) have been running the National Youth Film School since 2002 to train young film makers in all aspects of film making. This year in partnership with The National Film School at IADT in Dun Laoghaire and with funding from the Irish Film Board they are bringing youth film training to a new level.


A Residential Film Camp will accommodate young film makers from all over Ireland to immerse them in the world of film making with practical training workshops, intensive shooting days and long hours in the edit suite. Script to Screen Training and mentorship through every step of the film making process; facilitating the students to actively learn the skills and job roles involved in preproduction, the shoot and finally edit workflow. The Premiere & Portfolio Workshops will be hosted at The National Film School in IADT for students who are preparing to apply for college to study film, television or broadcast media. This unique workshop gives students the tools they need to present their work in a portfolio format.


The National Youth Film School has limited capacity, so watch this space or log on to www.yifm.com and industry sites for updates.

Dingle International Film Festival are delighted to announce the 5 finalists for Físín 2017.
5 finalists are:

Tá áthas ar Fhéile Idirnáisiúnta Scannán an Daingin 5 iomaitheoirí Fhísín 2017 a fhógairt:

Is iad na h-iomaitheoirí roghnaithe ná

Helena O’Connor – An tSiúlóid Fhada

Danny MacEachmharcaigh – Shea

Glenn Gannon – Diddley-DIe!

Barry O’Donoghue – Gan Caoirigh, Gan Chodladh

Neasa Ní Bhric – Misneach

Rachaidh an buaiteoir ar aghaidh chun a scannán a léiriú le duais airgid €5,000, agus luach €2,000 fearais scannánaíochta ó Vast Valley Ltd. Ba mhaith linn buíochas a ghabháil le Gerard Stembridge agus le Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin as Deireadh Seachtaine Forbartha Físín a stiúrú sa tSamhain seo d’imigh tharainn, agus gan amhras le painéal measúnaithe Físín: Nuala O’Connor, Éanna de Buis agus Rachel Holstead.

Fógrófar duaiseoir Físín 2017 díreach roimh scannán dúnta na Féile, The Secret Scripture, in Amharclann an Phoenix, ar an Domhnach ag 8pm.

(English Version)The winning pitch will go forward to make their film with a cash prize of €5,000, and €2,000 worth of filming equipment from Vast Valley Ltd. We would also like to thank Gerard Stembridge and Brenda Ní Shúillebháin for overseeing The Físin Development weekend last November and to our Físin judges: Nuala O’ Connor, Éanna de Buis, and Rachel Holstead.

2017 winner will be announced at the closing film The Secret Scripture in ThePhoenix Cinema at 8pm.

Let’s have fun with The Spinis And Spin Dj on Saturday Night at the Dingle Bay Hotel.

A beautiful boutique hotel located by the pier and marina in picturesque Dingle Town.

For more info on the location go to www.dinglebayhotel.com

This year the first Festival Club Night will take place in John Benny Moriarty’s Pub for some Traditional Music. Located at Strand Street. This is a night not to be missed!!

Dingle Pow-Wow Pass €50


Dingle Pow-Wow Student Pass €35


Pow-Wow “A conference or meeting for discussion, especially among friends or colleagues”.

new event aimed specifically at young creatives in the Film and Television industry, which will assist them in gaining knowledge of both film and television.

This new festival day-long event, entitled Dingle Pow-Wow, will bring together industry leaders from Ireland and abroad to assist in the growth of film and television here in Ireland. 

Professional leaders will share their story to help young filmmakers in achieving theirs.

In a direct effort to increase the number of Irish filmmakers attending the festival, we are introducing a day-long Banter and Chinwag between filmmakers and some of the best in the business, based on the successful model of Animation Dingle’s conference. We aim to build on this event each year, making it an annual part of the festival. 

Television will have a strong element to this conference, bringing a new and dynamic element to the Festival.

Dingle Pow-Wow aims to provide upcoming filmmakers with insights and knowledge into the film and television sector. It is an open day set in a magical venue, where students, professionals and industry leaders are accessible to each other, promoting parity, equality and fraternity. Within this beautiful and nurturing environment, young creatives can discuss opportunities and learn skills and new techniques from world leaders in film and television. 

The Pow-Wow

11am Welcome coffee

MC  – Michael Ryan, Partner, GFM

11.30am Opening remarks with Teresa McGrane, Deputy Chief Executive, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board


11.45am Small Talk

Short Film is a real skill, and at the top of their game here in Ireland right now are Tristan Heanue and Paddy Slattery, who have been recognised throughout the globe with their short films. 

Tristan and Paddy will take us through their success and their planned first feature film, THE BROKEN LAWS OF ATTRACTION. Dingle IFF have been proud to screen each of their short films including: RUNNER, SKUNKY DOG, TODAY, BREATH, THE OTHER PLACE.

Chair: Audrey O’ Reilly (Director/Writer) Wait; Chicken; and currently developing her feature film MILES TO GO. She is also a selector for Dingle IFF 2017.


12.30pm Independent Journeys, a bit of banter

As part of Dingle Pow-Wow, we have a panel representing selected feature filmmakers at the festival. We have invited a number of the directors and producers onto this panel to share their journey in realising their film. Gerard Stembridge, who was one of our selectors this year, will chair the session.

Fionn Greger, (Producer) Tom Ryan (Director) TWICE SHY (IRE) screening at the festival

Cass Warner (Director/Producer) HOPPER: IN HIS OWN WORDS (USA) screening at the festival

Aisling O Halloran, (Producer) THE RANDOMER (IRE) screening at the festival

David Noel Bourke (Director/Writer) BAKERMAN (DEN) screening at the festival

Stephen Cookson (Director) & Peter Keegan (Producer), screening STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY (UK), starring Timothy Spall, at the festival. They will also preview their new doc on SARAH MILES.

Chair: Gerard Stembridge, Writer/Director (About Adam) selector for Dingle IFF 2017


1.30pm – 2.30pm Networking/Lunch


2.30pm 3 Great Scenes with Jonathan Coleman

JONATHAN COLEMAN is Vice President of the production company Guy Walks into a Bar. For 9 years, he has worked to support and develop the company’s film and television projects, including SULLY (directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Tom Hanks) THE GREATEST GIFT (Gulfstream Productions), as well as forthcoming television projects MERCURY 13 (Jessica Chastain) and ORACLE YEAR (Tomorrow Studios).

He is a graduate of Wheaton College, where he studied Film and created several award winning shorts.

In addition to his film and television work, Jonathan is an accomplished Voiceover Artist, producing work for IMAX Corporation, Vanderbilt University, Kickstarter, and many others.

He makes his home in Manhattan, with small statues of himself littered throughout his nine-bedroom apartment. He’s also a scratch golfer, and one of the few Americans to actually understand Cricket.


3pm Creative Minds Presents Bar Stool Talk with Todd Komarnicki

TODD KOMARNICKI is a prolific writer, producer and director of film and television, as well as an acclaimed novelist.

Komarnicki’s screenplays include SULLY, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, which opened at #1 in the box office to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film went on to earn over $240 million worldwide. Komarnicki has also written PERFECT STRANGER starring Bruce Willis and Halle Berry, and an adaptation of the international bestseller; THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn; and THE GREATEST GIFT, the true story behind the film classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, among many others. He has also sold pilots to ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and TNT.

Komarnicki has also directed the international production, RESISTANCE, starring Julia Ormond and Bill Paxton, which Komarnicki adapted from an Anita Shreve novel. This World War II epic love drama was released in 2003 and is currently available on DVD worldwide from Paramount and Lionsgate Entertainment. Komarnicki is set to direct THE GOD FOUR in 2017, which he adapted from the novel Flat Water Tuesday.

Komarnicki is the president & founder of the production company Guy Walks Into A Bar. Komarnicki and Guy Walks partner Jon Berg produced the Christmas blockbuster ELF, starring Will Ferrell and directed by Jon Favreau. The film amassed over $220 million worldwide, and has become a perennial favorite every Christmas season. To date, Guy Walks Into A Bar has been involved in films which have earned over half a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.

He is represented by CAA (Creative Artists Agency). Komarnicki lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their daughter, Remy, and son, Dashiell.


4pm The Rise of American Television, a chinwag

This exciting panel of chinwaggers includes:

Michael Uppendahl (American Television Director) including Legion (2017), Fargo, American Horror Story, Ray Donovan, Daredevil.

Michael is an American television and film director. Since 2008, Michael has been a recurring director on many of the most beloved American television shows in history, including: MAD MEN (2008-2015); AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011-2016); GLEE (2012); RAY DONOVAN (2013-2015); THE WALKING DEAD (2013); DAREDEVIL (2015) ; LEGION (2017) FARGO (2014—), including two episodes of the upcoming Season 3 this year. Michael also made his feature film directorial debut with QUAD (aka GROUNDED) (2013), about a hard-living salesman who becomes a quadriplegic after an accident. The film starred Aaron Paul, Oscar-nominated Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Tom Sizemore, and Oscar-nominated Lena Olin. 

Leslie Tolan (Three-Time Emmy Nominated American Television Editor-Producer) Rescue Me, The Larry Sanders Show

Leslie has been a prolific editor and producer on American television for twenty years. Leslie was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for her editing on THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW (1992-1998). She won an ‘American Cinema Editors’ Award for an episode of THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW in 1996. She also was an editor of an episode of the acclaimed TV series RESCUE ME in 2004. 

Marc Flanagan (Writer-Producer), winner of two Emmy Awards and a Writer’s Guild Award for The Tracey Ullman Show

Marc is a producer and writer known for his work on THE TRACY ULLMAN SHOW (1987-1990), TRACEY TAKES ON NEW YORK (1990), and INK (1996-1997). Marc won a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for his work on TRACEY TAKES ON NEW YORK (1993). He was also nominated for an impressive ten Primetime Emmy awards for writing on the TRACEY ULLMAN series, winning one in 1989 and one in 1990. 

Daphne Pollon (American Television Writer-Producer) Murphy Brown, Listen Up, Love & Money

Daphne Pollon is a long time Writer-Producer of television comedy and has worked on such shows as It’s Gary Shandling’s Show, Murphy BrownThe Job, and Sullivan and Son, as well as created several original pilots. She’s currently writing her first novel while teaching Graduate Television Comedy at USC. In response to her wait listed classes she started Clever Crow Writing & Consulting, because she thinks finding funny, interesting solutions to writing problems is…fun and interesting. Daphne is madly in love with Ireland for its beauty and “fierce lyric truth, however Dylan Moran, Butler’s Chocolates and a good pub are always worth the flight.  (Daphne Pollon wrote this bio herself and knows she’s not kidding anyone with this third person thing.)

Chair: Mary Kate O Flanagan (Writer)

Mary Kate O Flanagan is an award-winning screenwriter who works as a story consultant in the film and television industry. She has been an invited expert speaker and given workshops on screenwriting in the UK, USA, South Africa, Botswana, Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Romania, The Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia, Poland, Iceland and Malta as well as in Ireland. With her sister Rachel O’Flanagan, she runs a story consultancy, A Dramatic Improvement.


Venue – The Blasket Centre

Out on the very edge of Europe, off the Dingle Peninsula, lie the mystical Blasket Islands, a small archipelago renowned for its storytellers. After many years of hardship and emigration, the last inhabitants left in 1953, and today, you can celebrate the story of the Blasket Islanders and their unique literary tradition at Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir (The Blasket Centre). Most well know writers from The Blaskets include, Tomás Ó Criomhthain (1855-1937), Peig Sayers (1873-1958), and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin.

With stunning views of the wild Atlantic coast and islands at the halfway point of the Slea Head Drive, the Blasket Centre is a fascinating heritage and cultural centre/ museum, honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. It is an inspirational setting for our Dingle Pow-Wow.


Bus provided – participants will take the scenic 16km drive from Dingle to the centre. Bus departs at 10.30am from Dingle Marina, and returns again when our Pow-Wow together ends.


The Secret Scripture

Director: Jim Sheridan
Writers: Jim Sheridan, Johnny Ferguson
Producer: Noel Pearson
Staring: Rooney Mara, Theo James, Aidan Turner, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Raynor, Eric Bana, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

The Secret Scripture is based on the 2008 novel by Sebastian Barry and adapted for cinema by Jim Sheridan and the late Johnny Ferguson, a woman keeps a diary, recounting her stay in a psychiatric institution and the events which led her there.

“…Sheridan, reuniting with producer Noel Pearson (My Left Foot, The Field), shapes the drama with a sure grasp of the injustice that courses through Rose’s story” Sheri Linden – The Hollywood Reporter

“…showcases Mikhail Krichman’s breathtaking cinematography” Indiewire.com (Feature)


An Mhallacht – Físín Premiere

Stiúrthóir: Coilin O Scolai
Scríbhneoir: Antoin Beag O Colla
Léiritheoir: James Ryan

Tá foireann Mhaigh Eo tríd arís go dtí Cluiche Ceannais Craobh na hÉireann agus tá dílseachataí Dr. Donal Green curtha faoi bhrú nuair a fhoglhaim sé go bhfuil ceann do a chuid othair an h-imreoir deireanach den fhoireann cáiliúil mallachta 1951.
Tá an cliar lán le réaltanna téilifís agus scannanaíocht Seamus Hughes, Peadar O Treasaigh, Peadar Cox, Marcus Lamb agus Yvonne Ni Laife; tá an dráma dúghrinn seo bunaithe ar dhá dearthár agus an Mhallacht cáiliúil ó1951 agus an éifeacht atá aige air saol s’acu – go dtí go bruíonn sé iad go dtí an pointe go téann siad in éadan gach rud a creideann siad ann.

Mayo are once again in the GAA All Ireland Final – Dr Donal Green has his loyalties tested when he discovers that one of his comatose patients is the last living player from the infamous cursed Mayo team of 1951.
With a cast that includes TV and Film actors Seamus Hughes, Peadar O Treasaigh, Peadar Cox, Marcus Lamb and Yvonne Ni Laife; this dark comedy drama revolves around two brothers and the Mayo GAA Curse of 1951 that affects their daily lives – pushing them to the point where they go against all they believe to be true.


Festival Awards Presentation and Reception

Duais Físín 2017, á bhronnadh ag Ambasadóir Sheachtain na Gaeilge, Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones)

Físín winner 2017 presented by Ambassador for Seachtain na Gaeilge, Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones)

Audience Choice Award – Best Feature Film, sponsored by Soho House, presented by Mandy Kean, Director of Cinema, Europe, Soho House

Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film

Reception by Dingle Distillery

Audience Choice Awards designed by Brian de Staic

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