The 11th Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF) will run from March 2 through 5, 2017. CIFF 2017 joins other prestigious D.C.-area film festivals in making its home at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
CIFF showcases films about subjects pertaining to all of Ireland, Irish identity and culture or that are examples of Irish artistry. Entries are invited for feature-length or short films, including comedy, drama, documentary, animation, experimental and musical. CIFF welcomes Irish language films, which must contain English subtitles.
Submissions are free and can be registered online (click on this link) through Sept. 30, 2016.
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- December 20, 2018 Capital Irish Film Festival: Chairman, Paddy Meskell & Director, Pat Reilly
- January 28, 2019 13th Annual Capital Irish Film Festival
- February 16, 2015 Capital Irish Film Festival: Audio Interview with Sinéad O’Brien, director of ‘Blood Fruit’
- February 10, 2015 Capital Irish Film Festival: Audio Interview with Paddy Meskell, Chairman of the Board of Solas Nua
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