IMG_0196Dingle IFF will present the extraordinary talent of Irish filmmakers. This selection depicts Ireland from the perspective of various natives and pays homage to Ireland’s historic and modern culture.  The festival, in partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board, will host a selection of critically acclaimed Irish films and welcome national stars this March 22nd-25th.

IFTA award winning, Barry Keoghan (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dunkirk) will participate in this year’s Dingle Pow-Wow. He performed in the hugely successful series Love/Hate. In 2017, Barry made his blockbuster debut with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. The film grossed over €525 million worldwide, making it the most successful war movie ever made. The Dingle Pow-Wow brings together professional industry leaders from Ireland and abroad to discuss their careers. It is a unique and inspiring opportunity for young filmmakers to gain insight and knowledge into the global film and television industry.

Michael Inside – Feature Film 

IFTA award winning feature directed by Frank Berry.

After agreeing to hold a bag of drugs for his friend’s older brother, Michael Healy is sentenced to three months in prison. Unaffiliated on the inside, the impressionable teen is attacked and robbed. As Michael’s life begins to change dramatically, his grandfather Francis gets an intimidating visit from local drug dealers looking for the money Michael has lost. Upon release Michael, now institutionalised into criminality, is forced to put into practice what he has learnt in prison when the dealers pay Francis another visit.

Click HERE for tickets.

Kissing Candice – Feature Film  

Both written and directed by Aoife McArdle, the film stars the IFTA-nominated Ann Skelly as Candice, a 17-year-old who longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, only finding solace in her vivid imagination. When a boy she dreams about up in real life, she becomes increasingly entangled with a dangerous local gang. Filmed under the Irish Film Board’s Catalyst scheme, Aoife McArdle’s stylish debut feature centres around a small Irish seaside community.

Click HERE for tickets.

The Song of Granite – Feature Film 

Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary sean-nós singer Joe Heaney—an audacious exploration of the man and his music. With an approach that marries traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage, the film will celebrate the music Joe Heaney created while painting an unflinching portrait of Heaney, the man.

“Song of Granite had the effect of making me weep for a deep part of our culture that I barely know. There can be no higher praise. An absolute masterpiece.” – Jason Coyle, Scannain

Click HERE for tickets.

Lost & Found – Feature Film  

Lost & Found is a feature film with seven interconnecting stories set in and around a lost & found office of an Irish train station.  All segments are inspired by true stories, share a theme of something lost or found and characters that come in and out of each other’s lives.

    “Crazy anthology film that gets by on energy and charm.”– Donald Clarke, Irish Times.

 Gustav – Short Film with Lost & Found 

Will is a young man with a bright future. He has a good job and a loving girlfriend.  He wakes up one morning with a strange tune in his head. But what is it? And where did it come from? The tune continues unrelentingly into his working day, until Will is forced to take drastic action.  He has no choice, he must sleep!

Click HERE for tickets for Lost and Found and Gustav.

The Silver Branch – Feature Film  

The Director Katrina Costello will also participate in our Dingle Pow-Wow.

The Silver Branch is an uplifting and emotional celebration of people and place. It captures the delicacy of the natural world; the heart and soul of a Burren farmer-poet, Patrick McCormack and the ancient rural spirit of Ireland which stands behind him.

The Story is centred around Patrick and the land he farms, a place where Mesolithic tombs, famine villages and present day small rocky fields are like jewels telling of our long human story on these hills.

Patrick longs to farm in the quite pace his ascendants did. But his life gains a different momentum when he’s called to Battle in the Supreme courts to decide on the fate of this iconic wilderness.

Native – Short Film with The Silver Branch

An emigrant returns to his native land after many years abroad in search of the family and home he had left in his youth. The film stars Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the Enemy).

Click HERE for tickets for The Silver Branch and Native.

Butterfly City – Feature Film

Director Olga Černovaitė and Irish producer Jeremiah Cullinane collaborated to produce this feature documentary on the Lithuanian city of Visaginas. In the 1970’s, the city was created to service a powerful Soviet nuclear power station, designed and shaped like the wings of a butterfly. It was intended to be a window of Soviet progress to the West. After USSR disintegration, EU membership meant Lithuania had to close the plant, the city’s main industry. 25,000 Russian-speaking townspeople were left with an uncertain future.

Click HERE for tickets.

The Camino Voyage

Opening this year’s festival is Dónal Ó Céilleachair’s documentary: an epic 2,500 km modern day celtic odyssey, The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino. For hundreds of years people sailed from Ireland to A Coruña in Northern Spain and walked the camino to Santiago de Compostela from there. This inspiring crew have done their own version of this historical voyage in a Naomhóg. The film features Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Glen Hansard, Liam Holden, Brendan-Pháid Ó Muircheartaigh and Writer and Poet; Domhnall Mac Síthigh (1951-2017).

Tickets are sold out.

You can also catch Dónal Ó Céilleachair at our Dingle Pow-Wow event on Saturday 24th March in The Blasket Centre.

The Keepers of the Flame – World Premiere  

Emmy-award winner Nuala O’Connor’s directorial debut will close this year’s festival. The Keepers of the Flame tells the universal story of generations dealing with the consequences of war and civil war; of what is remembered and what is forgotten.

The Keepers of the Flame delves into the archives of the Irish Military Service Pensions and what emerges is a truly personal retelling of a brutal and divisive period in the birth of a nation and the devastating legacy it left in its wake, for the individuals who took part and their families who suffered long after the fighting ended. More than 85,000 applied for the Irish Military Service Pension. Just over 18,000 received any payment. The film brings to light the diverse experiences of some of the 85,000 ordinary Irish men and women who made pension or dependents allowance claims for having actively served during the violent revolutionary period from Easter 1916 to the end of the Civil War in 1921. Their stories lie in the Irish Military Pension Archives, stack upon stack of applications detailing involvement and actions, thousands of different interpretations of the same events lying side by side.

Click HERE for tickets.

Director, Nuala O’Connor, Executive Producer, Philip King and writer Diarmaid Ferriter will participate in this year’s Dingle Pow-Wow.

The Breadwinner 

Nora Twomey’s Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner will showcase as part of Animation Dingle.  Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

Followed with a Q&A with the director, Nora Twomey.

Festival Programme is now live to book your tickets. 

Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breath-taking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, part of The Wild Atlantic Way. The festival takes places annually in March. Dingle is home to many filmmakers, one of Ireland’s only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and a major tourist destination making it the perfect home for our festival. Dingle IFF actively promotes and platforms Irish film, Irish filmmakers and Irish animation, whilst also playing host to major industry players both from Ireland and abroad. Dingle IFF is an established date on the film festival circuit and is now actively promoting Irish film and animation products in the world market.

For more information on the festival, please go to our website.

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The 12th Dingle International Film Festival, in partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, have announced that their Closing Night film will be the premiere of Keepers of the Flame, marking the feature directorial debut by Emmy Award winner, Nuala O’Connor. The South Wind Blows documentary, written by Diarmaid Ferriter and Nuala O’Connor, will be screened on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Nuala O’Connor will be joined by cast and crew for a post screening Q&A.

South Wind Blows presents Keepers of the Flame, the new feature-length documentary by Emmy Award winner Nuala O’Connor, in her feature directorial debut. Keepers of the Flame tells the universal story of generations dealing with the consequences of war and civil war; of what is remembered and what is forgotten.

Keepers of the Flame delves into the archives of the Irish Military Service Pensions and what emerges is a truly personal retelling of a brutal and divisive period in the birth of a nation and the devastating legacy it left in its wake, for the individuals who took part and their families who suffered long after the fighting ended. More than 85,000 applied for the Irish Military Service Pension. Just over 18,000 received any payment.

The film brings to light the diverse experiences of some of the 85,000 ordinary Irish men and women who made pension or dependents allowance claims for having actively served during the violent revolutionary period from Easter 1916 to the end of the Civil War in 1921. Their stories lie in the Irish Military Pension Archives, stack upon stack of applications detailing involvement and actions, thousands of different interpretations of the same events lying side by side.

This remarkable documentary looks at the long-term impact of a great reluctance to talk about the events of the period, the lack of desire to relive actions and decisions, and the secrecy and silence that further isolated individuals and families. The film sheds light on the nation’s post-war psyche. Many of these men, women and their families felt that they were effectively abandoned by the state, their service unrecognised and in most cases, refuted. Families and communities torn apart by the Civil War were left destitute. Thousands were coping with physical and mental trauma for the rest of their lives, for which there was little support or understanding, unable to provide for their families or take care of themselves.

Keepers of the Flame examines the Irish journey in search of a collective courage to remember and acknowledge the deeds of the past, recognise the wrongs that were done, realise the context of the events and establish common ground to enable an understanding of who we are as a nation. It reveals just how problematic commemoration and remembrance can be – this is true of all wars but especially civil wars. The story is timely coming as it does in the run up to 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Civil War.

Keepers of the Flame is directed by Nuala O’Connor, from an original concept by Diarmaid Ferriter and written by Diarmaid Ferriter and Nuala O’Connor. Produced by Tina O’Reilly. Executive Producer Philip King. Director of Photography is Colm Hogan, Sound by Bob Brennan and Editor is Eoin McDonagh

Archive readings are performed by Mary Black, Aiden Gillen, Philip King, Aine Lawlor, Eoin McDonagh, Dermot McLoughlin, Aisling Ni Shúilleabháin, Joseph O’Connor, Olivia O’Leary, Iarla O’Lionaird and Marian Richardson. The soundtrack is composed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Keepers of the Flames is a South Wind Blows Production, made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, in association with the Irish Film Board/ Bord Scannáin na hÉireann and RTÉ.

Maurice Galway, CEO of Dingle International Film Festival:

“Dingle IFF are honoured to be screening the premiere of this fascinating insight into such an important part of Irish history. Nuala O’ Connor has always been a great supporter of Dingle IFF, especially with her involvement in our Físín event. We are thrilled to be presenting Nuala’s directorial debut.”

Nuala O’ Connor, Director and Co-Writer of Keepers of the Flame:

“I feel very honoured and so delighted to have Keepers of the Flame receive its premiere at Dingle International Film Festival, which is very close to my heart. I have lived and worked in the area for the past 20 years. Diarmaid Ferriter’s family roots are deep in West Kerry, which makes this is a huge privilege.”

Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breathtaking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, part of The Wild Atlantic Way. The festival takes places annually in March. Dingle is home to many filmmakers, one of Ireland’s only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and a major tourist destination making it the perfect home for our festival. Dingle IFF actively promotes and platforms Irish film, Irish filmmakers and Irish animation, whilst also playing host to major industry players both from Ireland and abroad. Dingle IFF is an established date on the film festival circuit and is now actively promoting Irish film and animation products in the world market.

Guests will be greeted with a drink reception, sponsored by Dingle Distillery. You can look forward to Dingle Gin and the famous Dingle Donkey.

Tickets can be purchased at CLICK HERE

 

For more information on Dingle International Film Festival please contact Maurice Galway at maurice@dinglefilmfestival.com/ +353 87 9139962

www.dinglefilmfestival.com

For more information, stills, trailers and interview requests for Keepers of the Flame and Southwind Blows, please contact Aileen Galvin at Sync & Swim – aileen@syncandswim.ie / + 353 87 8595063

www.sycnandswim.ie

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The 12th Dingle International Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino.

An epic 2,500 km modern day celtic odyssey, The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino is directed by Dónal Ó Céilleachair.

It features Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Glen Hansard, Liam Holden, Brendan-Pháid Ó Muircheartaigh and Writer and Poet; Domhnall Mac Síthigh (1951-2017).

For hundreds of years people sailed from Ireland to A Coruña in Northern Spain and walked the camino to Santiago de Compostela from there. This inspiring crew have done their own version of this historical voyage in a Naomhóg (a traditional West Kerry curragh).

Every community that they have connected with en route opened their doors – and their hearts – to this crew, and the men have in exchange, inspired them with their courage, endurance, storytelling, music, poetry and song in a coming together of people in the most fundamental and ancient of ways.

This intimate documentary charts the trials and tribulations of a voyage that in the words of Domhnall Mac Síthigh, took “sweat, blood and blisters to complete while deepening and renewing friendships, creativity and spirituality in the process”.

The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino is an Anú Pictures Production in association with Phoenix Films and is funded by Údarás Craolacháin Na hÉireann/The Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland and with the participation of TG4, RTÉ agus Bord Scannán Na hÉireann /The Irish Film Board.

The film is produced by Martina Durac and Dónal Ó Céilleachair and the Executive Producers are Pádraig & Síle Ó Laighain.

‘Dedicated to the Memory of Domhnall Mac Síthigh (1951-2017)’

Dingle International Film Festival Director Maurice Galway says:

“We are thrilled that Dónal Ó Céilleachair will be here in Dingle with key members of the Camino crew and special guests to present this Epic Celtic Odyssey. A film depicting these inspiring men, largely from Dingle, and their extraordinary adventure, is the perfect Opening Night film for Dingle IFF. It is of major significance too as it will honour the spirit of local writer and poet Domhnall Mac Síthigh.”

Director Dónal Ó Céilleachair says:

“Corca Dhuibhne/The Dingle Peninsula has a legendary reputation for its culture, storytelling, music, visual art and for a deep connection with the landscape that inspires both visitors and locals alike and each of these characteristics are well represented by the crew of the Naomhóg na Tinte (The Naomhóg of the Tents).

When the Naomhóg left Ireland in 2014 on this historic 2,500km modern day Celtic Odyssey not everyone believed that such an epic voyage was possible but through sheer perseverance and an uplifting freedom of spirit – that is so emblematic of all that is inspiring in Irish culture – the crew overcame Herculean tasks and challenges to finally reach Santiago de Compostela 3 years later.

With over 200 hours of footage shot over the 3 years of the odyssey this film has been 4 years in the making and has come with its own obstacles and challenges; but the great lessons of the Camino can become the great lessons of life for those willing or able to listen and to hear. The tragic loss of Danny in 2017 only reminds us of the preciousness of this short time we have on this unique planet of ours and we would do well to take inspiration from his own inimitable independence of spirit.

I consider it a great privilege to have accompanied this eclectic crew on their historic voyage and if the film manages to do some justice to this great modern day odyssey, and to the memory of this larger-than-life man from Baile Eaglaise, it will have accomplished something. “

Dónal Ó Céilleachair, Caiseal na Rí, Mí Eanáir, 2018

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

The 12th Dingle International Film Festival takes place 22-25 March in venues on The Dingle Peninsula.

Watch the Trailer to the Opening Film – The Camino Voyage!

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Listed in the Top 10 Independent Film Festivals in Europe, Dingle International Film Festival proudly welcomes international talent and enterprise each year. This year, Dingle IFF has collaborated with several European organisations to ensure an unforgettable weekend.

 

wondaWonda VR, supported by the French Embassy, will demonstrate their latest technology in the Dingle Hub on Friday, 23rd March. This event promises to be a unique experience. Since the company was established in 2016, they have sold millions of virtual reality devices globally. VR aims to revolutionise interactive storytelling, whereby the natural movement of the camera creates the sensation of ‘actually being there’. This event will give upcoming filmmakers an opportunity to learn about the modern technology—the future of film and television.

In collaboration with the European Parliament, Dingle IFF will showcase LUX finalists this March. The LUX Prize was established by the EU Parliament to explore key issues and celebrate European values. EU Parliament reflects Europe’s multiplicity of cultures and languages. For the first time, these films will be subtitled in English and Irish.

LUX Prize finalist Western will be showcased on Friday, 23rd March.  

A group of German workers set off to a construction site in the border region between Bulgaria and Greece. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. Men begin to compete for recognition and favour from the local villagers.

For tickets click HERE

“Western’s director’s ace up her sleeve is Neumann, who’s leather-face presence, with its iconic German moustache and lines around his deeply set eyes, hold’s the cameras attention with ease even when he doesn’t say anything” Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

LUX Prize winner Sami Blood will be screened on Sunday, 25th March.  

Elle Marja is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930’s and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life, she must become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

For tickets click HERE

Sami Blood is a beautiful haunting film anchored by a startlingly accomplished lead performance” Micheal O Sullivan, Washington Post

 

In association with the French Embassy and Institute of France, Dingle IFF are delighted to announce the screenings of Ava and Redoubtable. Both films premiered at Cannes International Film Festival to a receptive audience.

Redoubtable to be screened on Friday, 23rd March.

Academy Award Winning Director of The Artist (2011), Michel Hazanvicius presents a biopic of the world’s most iconic filmmaker, starring Stacy Martin. The revolutionary director Godard descends into a mid-life crisis after the negative reception of his latest film. Newly wedded to an actress 20 years his junior, he begins to loathe the industry he has spent his entire life contributing to.

For tickets click HERE

“Turns out to pretty much merit its title. It’s a dazzlingly executed,hugely enjoyable act of stylistic homage, but as the poignant story of a dysfunctional marriage and insightful recreation of a critical and contradiction-ridden period of modern french history” Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily 

Ava to be screened on Sunday, 25th March.

Lea Lysius’ debut feature Ava is a dazzling depiction of a girl coming of age. 13-year-old Ava plummets into a world of discovery after learning she will become blind. On a vacation beside the coast with her family, her mother acts as nothing has changed. Ava decides to embrace her freedom while she can.

For tickets click HERE

“AVA is both a complex character portrait and a heartsore farewell to the ephemeral images that will be among the last she sees. But the movie is also, in a way, a tribute to shooting on film which already feels like an act or radical nostalgia.” Jessica Kiang, Variety

 

Submissions for this year’s Shorts Programmes have been received from all around the world. Dingle IFF is proud to showcase the extraordinary talent from home and abroad.

Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breath-taking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, part of The Wild Atlantic Way. The festival takes places annually in March. Dingle is home to many filmmakers, one of Ireland’s only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and a major tourist destination making it the perfect home for our festival. Dingle IFF actively promotes and platforms Irish film, Irish filmmakers and Irish animation, whilst also playing host to major industry players both from Ireland and abroad. Dingle IFF is an established date on the film festival circuit and is now actively promoting Irish film and animation products in the world market.

 

For more information on the festival, please go to our website.

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The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards are in. Proud to see Cartoon Saloon there for the 3rd time with The Breadwinner now in contention to take home a coveted prize on 4 March 2018, perhaps its luck of the Irish – 3rd time lucky! We had the pleasure of attending the film’s European Premiere last October at The BFI London FF. Dingle IFF has always had a long tradition of screening the most acclaimed movies of the year, many of which feature multiple Oscar-nominated filmmakers.

The_Breadwinner_(film)_posterThe Breadwinner (2017) is an animated drama directed by Irish woman Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells) and produced by Hollywood phenomenon Angelina Jolie. Based in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, Parvana (an eleven-year-old girl) dresses like a boy to support her family after her father’s unjust arrest.

As the war progresses, Afghan’s rich culture and history is preserved through Parvana’s storytelling. Despite her harsh reality, she refuses to give up hope. She embraces the new world of freedom and danger, determined to reunite her family.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. It is scheduled to be released in Ireland on 25 May 2018. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at this year’s Golden Globe Awards and successfully claimed the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards for the same category.

Today Nora Twomey said “I am absolutely thrilled that the TheAcademy has nominated THE BREADWINNER for Best Animated Feature. At a time when women’s voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever.”

The Dingle International Film Festival would also like to congratulate:

Saoirse Ronan on her 3rd Academy Award nomination for her performance in Lady Bird. Ronan previously opened Dingle IFF in 2009.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh, which received three Academy Award nominations for: Best Original Score, Best Picture and Original Screenplay.

Daniel Day Lewis for his nomination for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Phantom Thread.

Dublin-born Consolata Boyle nominated for her Costume Design  (Victoria and Abdul).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi on their nomination for: Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Star Wars filmed on the Dingle Peninsula’s scenic coastline, home to the Dingle IFF.

We wish every success to this year’s contenders.

The Dingle International Film Festival will run 22- 25 March 2018. Housed within a Gaeltacht area, Dingle IFF is proud to promote the Irish language and is the only festival offering an award for Irish Script writing with its Físín event. Dingle is home to many filmmakers, one of Ireland’s only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Star Wars, Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away) and a major tourist destination making it the perfect home for our festival.

For information on how to book tickets and festival passes, as well as other films showing at Dingle IFF 2018, visit http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com

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Dingle International Film Festival is proud to announce the short film selections for 2018.

The Dingle International Film Festival today has announced the short film listing for their 2018 festival. Dingle’s 12th annual celebration will showcase 60 national and international films from 22 – 25 March.

This coming March, we are proud to host a wonderful selection from local, emerging talent. The programme “Kerry in Film” will exhibit premiere screenings of Fiona Ní Ghrifín’s An tAthair Ó Fiannachta, The Rogue by Arjen Sinninghe Damsté, Word of Mouth from Ben Kavanagh and Coyote by Dani Wall.

Newly funded shorts from The Irish Film Board/ Bord Scannán na hÉireann will be screened in St. James’s Church, home to our shorts filmmakers during the festival. As part of this exciting line up, Take Me Swimming, written by Ailbhe Keoghan and shot by Michael Kelly, includes a Dingle cast.

Quote from Maurice Galway, Founder/Director, Dingle International Film Fewstival

“Overall, an exceptional programme of quality short film from here in Ireland and around the world will be exhibited in St. James’s Church. We are extremely proud to programme such an ecclectic selection of films from our open submissions and with the participation of The Irish Film Board ”

The festival would like to thank all the filmmakers who have contributed to this year’s programme. We look forward to meeting up with all the talented filmmakers in March selected here:

 

Short Film Selections

A Break in the Clouds (Tristan Heanue, Ireland),

Acts of Kindness (James Sharpe, UK),

A Different Kind of Day (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ireland),

An tAthair Ó Fiannachta (Fiona Ní Ghrifín, Ireland),

Bakery (Hashim Didari, Afghanistan),

Before You Were Born (Samie Romman, UK),

Blessed Days (Valentina Casadei, France),

Bordalo II: A Life Of Waste (Trevor Whelan, Ireland),

Chancer (Patrick Maxwell, UK),

Coyote (Dani Wall, Ireland),

Earthly Bonds (Alan Dunne, Ireland),

Forgive Me (Besim Ugzmajli, Republic Of Kosovo),

For When I Die (Paul Power, Ireland),

Growing Alice (Danilo Zambrano, Ireland),

Gustav (Ken Williams and Denis Fitzpatrick, Ireland),

Hey Ronnie Reagan (Maurice O’Brien, Ireland),

How Not to Buy A Couch (Anna Borden, USA),

I am Gabriel (Gabriel Galway, Ireland),

Jon (Gemma Addy and Dave Slade, UK),

Leap of Faith (Mark Smyth, Ireland),

Little Shit (Richard Gorodecky, UK),

Mama (Nicholas Brennan, USA),

Marky’s Bad Week (Daniel Holmwood, Ireland),

Men of Straw (Matt Sullivan, Ireland),

Moonlight Sonata (Jay Jones, UK),

Muintir an Chlair/The Fairies (Tess O’Shea, UK),

Native (Linda Breathnach, Ireland),

Neon (Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair, Ireland),

No Ghosts (Ragnar Snorrason, Iceland),

Pearls (Shelley Thompson, Canada),

Perplexed Music (Mark McGann,UK),

Picking Up the Pieces (Flann Manning, Ireland),

POLA (Edyta Rembała, Poland),

Rising (David Condon, Ireland),

Sisters in Arms (Jessica O’Sullivan, UK),

Sister India (Myles O’Reilly, Ireland),

Sound of Silence (The Rain Company, Ireland),

SPENT (Claire Byrne, Ireland),

The Fashion Show (Lucy Lumsden-Cook, UK),

The Foreshore (Jonathan Beamish, UK),

The Hidden People (Ronan Corrigan, Ireland),

The Observer Effect (Garret Walsh, Ireland),

The Rogue (Arjen Sinninghe Damsté, Netherland),

The Swimmer (Thomas Beug, Ireland),

The Tattoo (Ian Power, Ireland),

The Wake (Rik Gordan, Ireland),

The Widow’s Last (Vanessa Perdriau, UK),

The Vest (Lesley Manning,UK),

Take Me Swimming (Claire Dix, Ireland),

This Is Me (Alexander Milo Bischof, UK),

Throwline (Mia Mullarkey, Ireland),

Time Traveller (Steve Kenny, Ireland),

Tit for Tatt (Mairéad Ní Thréinir, Ireland),

Tomato Can (Ciaran Cassidy, Ireland),

Touchpaper (Patrick Hopkins, UK),

TRiGGA (Meloni Poole, UK),

We Have Each Other (Naomi Sheridan, Ireland),

Word of Mouth (Ben Kavanagh, Ireland).

 

The festival’s full programme will soon be announced.

 

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The 12th Dingle International Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino.

An epic 2,500 km modern day celtic odyssey, The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino is directed by Dónal Ó Céilleachair.

It features Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Glen Hansard, Liam Holden, Brendan-Pháid Ó Muircheartaigh and Writer and Poet; Domhnall Mac Síthigh (1951-2017).

For hundreds of years people sailed from Ireland to A Coruña in Northern Spain and walked the camino to Santiago de Compostela from there. This inspiring crew have done their own version of this historical voyage in a Naomhóg (a traditional West Kerry curragh).

Every community that they have connected with en route opened their doors – and their hearts – to this crew, and the men have in exchange, inspired them with their courage, endurance, storytelling, music, poetry and song in a coming together of people in the most fundamental and ancient of ways.

This intimate documentary charts the trials and tribulations of a voyage that in the words of Domhnall Mac Síthigh, took “sweat, blood and blisters to complete while deepening and renewing friendships, creativity and spirituality in the process”.

The Camino Voyage/Iomramh an Chamino is an Anú Pictures Production in association with Phoenix Films and is funded by Údarás Craolacháin Na hÉireann/The Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland and with the participation of TG4, RTÉ agus Bord Scannán Na hÉireann /The Irish Film Board.

The film is produced by Martina Durac and Dónal Ó Céilleachair and the Executive Producers are Pádraig & Síle Ó Laighain.

‘Dedicated to the Memory of Domhnall Mac Síthigh (1951-2017)’

Dingle International Film Festival Director Maurice Galway says:

“We are thrilled that Dónal Ó Céilleachair will be here in Dingle with key members of the Camino crew and special guests to present this Epic Celtic Odyssey. A film depicting these inspiring men, largely from Dingle, and their extraordinary adventure, is the perfect Opening Night film for Dingle IFF. It is of major significance too as it will honour the spirit of local writer and poet Domhnall Mac Síthigh.”

Director Dónal Ó Céilleachair says:

“Corca Dhuibhne/The Dingle Peninsula has a legendary reputation for its culture, storytelling, music, visual art and for a deep connection with the landscape that inspires both visitors and locals alike and each of these characteristics are well represented by the crew of the Naomhóg na Tinte (The Naomhóg of the Tents).

When the Naomhóg left Ireland in 2014 on this historic 2,500km modern day Celtic Odyssey not everyone believed that such an epic voyage was possible but through sheer perseverance and an uplifting freedom of spirit – that is so emblematic of all that is inspiring in Irish culture – the crew overcame Herculean tasks and challenges to finally reach Santiago de Compostela 3 years later.

With over 200 hours of footage shot over the 3 years of the odyssey this film has been 4 years in the making and has come with its own obstacles and challenges; but the great lessons of the Camino can become the great lessons of life for those willing or able to listen and to hear. The tragic loss of Danny in 2017 only reminds us of the preciousness of this short time we have on this unique planet of ours and we would do well to take inspiration from his own inimitable independence of spirit.

I consider it a great privilege to have accompanied this eclectic crew on their historic voyage and if the film manages to do some justice to this great modern day odyssey, and to the memory of this larger-than-life man from Baile Eaglaise, it will have accomplished something.”

Dónal Ó Céilleachair, Caiseal na Rí, Mí Eanáir, 2018

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The 12th Dingle International Film Festival takes place 22-25 March in venues on The Dingle Peninsula.

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“The Dingle International Film Festival has, since its establishment in 2007, become a landmark event in Ireland’s cultural calendar. Its repute, of course, extends far beyond Irish shores, and every year Dingle plays host to filmmakers and animators who have travelled from countries across the globe to participate in this special event. As President of Ireland I would like to thank the organisers of the Dingle International Film Festival for their dedication to the promotion of the beautiful and courageous films which cause us to examine new thoughts and new possibilities.”
Michael D. Higgins, Uachtarán na hÉirann, President of Ireland

Dingle International Film Festival March 22-25 2018

Lux_prize_awardCeremonyCongratulations to director Amanda Kernell whose film SAMI BLOOD is the winner of LUX Prize 2017! The LUX Film Prize is an initiative by the European Parliament which celebrates European cinema and values. Dingle IFF is happy to work with the European Parliament annually presenting the shortlisted films with Irish subtitles.

To read more about the winner click here: http://www.creativeeuropeireland.eu/…/winner-of-the-lux-pri…

To watch a trailer of the film click here: https://luxprize.eu/movies/2017/sámi-blood

Dingle Laurels

Submissions are still open, we welcome short films to the festival. We are open to all genres of film: live action, experimental and documentary film.

Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breathtaking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, in southwest Ireland and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Dingle is home to many film makers, one of Ireland’s only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Star Wars, Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away) and a major tourist destination, making it the perfect home for our festival. It is home to the Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film, (recipients including Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Jean Jacques Beineix, Stephen Frears, Laura Dern and The Peck Family).

Our final deadline is 4pm on Monday the 18th December 2017.

For more information on entering your film into the Dingle International Film Festival click HERE


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