Film Festivals 2019 – Here & Abroad

Keep an eye on film festivals here and Irish film festivals abroad

Film Festivals in Ireland

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival (26th January 2019)

Subtitle European Film Festival (31st January – 3rd February 2019)

Psychoanalytic Film Festival (1 – 2 February 2019)

Silk Road Film FestivalDublin (5 – 9 February)

Rathmullan Film Fest Donegal (21 – 24 February 2019)

VM Dublin International Film Festival (20 February – 03 March 2019)

Cork French Film Festival (3 – 10 March 2019)

First Cut! Youth Film Festival (6 – 9 March 2019)

Killarney Mountain Festival  ( 10 March 2019)

See You Next Thursday Festival  (from 14th March on)

Dingle International Film Festival (21  24 March 2019)

Fresh Film Festival Limerick (25  30 March 2019)

Irish Adventure Film Festival  Westport, Co. Mayo (29 – 31 March  2019) 

International Student Documentary Festival  Cork (2 – 5 April)

East Asia Film Festival Ireland Dublin (11 – 14 April 2019)

Belfast Film Festival (11 20 April 2019)

Japanese Film Festival (6th April onwards nationwide)

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival Dublin (TBA) 

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival Cork (22 – 26 May 2019)

Korean Film Festival Ireland (TBA)

Beara Film Fest (6th July 2019)

Galway Film Fleadh (9 – 14 July)

Guth Gafa Meath (TBA)

Radical Film Network Conference Dublin (TBA)

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin (1  5 August)

Respect Human Rights Film Festival Belfast (TBA)

Fingal Film Festival Dublin (TBA)

Still Voices Short Film Festival Longford (15 – 18 August)

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Festival Kerry  (23 – 25 August)

Underground Cinema FestivalDublin  (TBA)

Clare Island Film Festival (TBA)

Wexford Documentary Film Festival (TBA)

IFI Documentary Festival  Dublin (TBA)

Disappear Here Film Festival Donegal (TBA)

Spook Scene Cork  (TBA)

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival (4 – 6 October 2019)

Dublin Arabic Film Festival (TBA)

IndieCork (6 – 13 October 2019)

OFFline Offaly (9 – 13 October)

Dublin Greek Film Festival  (TBA)

Kerry Film Festival (17 21 October)

The Clones Film Festival (25 28 October)

Richard Harris International Film Festival Limerick (22 – 28 October)

Limerick Film Festival (TBA)

IFI Horrorthon Dublin (TBA)

Light Moves Festival (TBA)

Cork Film Festival (7 – 17 October)

Subtitle European Film Kilkenny (25th November  1st December 2019)

Feminist Film Festival Dublin (TBA)

Waterford Film Festival (22nd November  – 24th November)

Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival Dublin (TBA)

Junior Galway Film Fleadh (TBA)

Foyle Film Festival Derry (TBA)

IFI French Film Festival Dublin (TBA)

KINOPOLIS Polish Film Festival Dublin (TBA)

Irish Film Festivals Abroad

Irish Film FestivalNew Jersey (8 – 9 February)

Capital Irish Film Festival Washington (28th February – 3rd March)

Chicago Irish Film Festival(28th February – 3rd March)

Toronto Irish Film Festival (1 – 3 March)

Irish Film Festa Rome (27 – 31 March)

Irish Film Festival Ottawa (29 – 31 March)

Irish Film FestivalBoston (TBA)

Irish Film FestivalSydney (1 – 5 May), Melbourne (9 – 12 May)

Irish Reels Film FestivalSeattle (16 – 17 March 2019)

Celtic Media Festival IsleAviemore  (4 – 6 June 2019)

Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival(TBA)

Baton Rouge Irish Film FestivalLA (TBA)

Festival of Irish CinemaWarsaw (TBA)

British & Irish Film Festival(TBA)

San Francisco Irish Film Festival(TBA)

The Irish American Movie Hooley   (TBA)

Irish Reels Film Festival Seattle (TBA)

Irish Screen AmericaLos Angeles(TBA)

Irish Screen AmericaNew York  (TBA)

Irish Film Festival London(TBA)

Vancouver Irish Film Festival(TBA)

This list will be updated throughout the year as festival dates are announced.

If there’s a festival you are involved with or know of that we haven’t listed, please do let us know at


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