The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has launched its full programme, which this year will come to you via Festival screening portal Eventive.
Running from 3-14 March 2021, the Festival continues to bring the best of Irish film to audiences amongst its impressive programme of worldwide eclectic cinema.
The Irish selection includes Rachel Carey’s dark comedy Deadly Cuts as this year’s Virgin Media Closing Gala; Cathal Nally’s gangster comedy Be Good or Be Gone, Ivan Kavanagh’s Son; Tadgh O’Sullivan’s acclaimed To the Moon, Piotr Domalewski’s moving exploration of the Polish/Irish experience I Never Cry, and comedy horror The Boys from County Hell from Chris Baugh.
Irish documentary includes David Burke’s The Father of the Cyborgs, which examines the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where technology and human brains combine. Plus Sixty Trinity College students from fourteen countries chronicle their forever changed world in Covid 19 lockdown Is Anybody Out There.
This year the festival will present seven programmes of Irish and international Shorts, including Screen Ireland Short Film Selection, a Young Audiences selection and the Warner Media LGBTQ selection, as well as hosting the Virgin Media Discovers Short Film Competition, in association with Screen Ireland.
Realising the central role of festivals within the domestic film industry, the festival has a number of Industry initiatives, including the Aer Lingus Discovery Award for emerging talent with judges including Franklin Leonard (founder of the Black List), First Frame Film Student Initiative sponsored by Warner Bros which will welcome famed US producer Dede Gardner, the Young film critics initiative and various talks and events throughout the Festival.
The 2021 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival box office is now open at www.diff.ie