More Details of The Underground Film Festival in Dun Laoghaire Announced

Submerge yourself in Independent Irish Film with the Underground Cinema Film Festival (UCFF) which will take place in Dun Laoghaire between September 9th and 11th.


This year’s festival offers an incredible mix of film for professional filmmakers as well as genuine film lovers. On offer this year are 70 short Irish films, 15 independent features, an Irish language programme, a children’s programme and free workshops from some of the country’s best writers, directors and actors including: Una Kavanagh, Noel Brady, Edwina Forkin, Marie Caffrey, Ali Coffey, Vinny Murphy and Ferdia MacAnna to name but a few.


Q&A sessions have been arranged with such renowned figures as director Terry McMahon (Charlie Casanova), actor Mark O’ Halloran (Adam & Paul), director Jason Figgis (3 Crosses) actor Emmett Scanlan (Blood, 3 Crosses) and director Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings).


Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include the Dublin Premiere of Charlie Casanova  (opening film) and the multi award winning Tin Can Man  (closing film). We are also delighted to be screening the 20th Anniversary of Screening of The Commitments followed by an interview with writer Roddy Doyle.


70 short films will be screened as part of the Shorts Section including Gerard Lough’s horror The Boogeyman, and David O’Neill’s The Shadowboxer.


Entertainment in the evening will be provided by Comedian Joe Rooney and Musicians and Artist Aindrias De Staic. For the kids, Sinead Monaghan will keep the young audience busy with her free puppet workshops and face painting.


UCFF Weekend will embrace 5 major venues in Dun Laoghaire: The IMC Cinema, The Royal Marine Hotel, The Kingston Hotel, The Dun Laoghaire Club and Privé Nightclub, the official Festival Club.



The event is crowned with The Underground Cinema Awards Ceremony held in Fiztpatrick’s Castle Hotel in Killiney on 17th September.


More information on tickets, programming and workshops can be found on


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