We want to keep you up to date with film-related events happening around the country that may be of interest. We’ll update the list as events come in.
Richard Drumm and Sarah Cullen cast an eye over 2019 and reveal some of their high and lows of the year.
Film Ireland is always delighted to attend the Cork Film Festival and thanks to the lovely festival organisers we are able to cover as much Irish film as we can.
2019 proved to be another strong year for Irish film with over 30 films making their way to a cinema release. We pick our 10 favourites of the year – 5 feature films & 5 documentaries.
Film is the great liberator. It frees us from our physical state of embodied inertia. It is the emancipation of consciousness. And, as En Vogue so rightly concluded, once you have achieved this conscious freedom, the rest will follow.
Our writers have been busy voting for their favourite films of the year. Film Ireland spared no expense and spent €2 million on a calculator to tally the votes. Unfortunately, the calculator was too large to fit in the editor’s desk so after resorting to a trusty abacus, the votes were counted and the results announced.
In this podcast, Paul Farren & Wayne Byrne discuss Sam Peckinpah’s masterpiece The Wild Bunch, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Paul and Wayne look back on the film’s legacy and celebrate its “ballet of violence”.
Dividing their time between tropical islands and cinemas in Dublin, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm take out their film scalpel and get under the skin of film.
Paul Farren reviews indie low-budget film.
Emma Keyes checks out a programme of Cork-themed films from collections at the IFI Irish Film Archive.