Irish Film Festival London

Irish Abroad: The London Irish Film Festival announces great line-up

The London Irish Film Festival has announced the line-up for their 4th annual festival, which will run from November 19th to 23rd.

The festival presents the latest and greatest in Irish film & animation to a London audience, and this year will be no exception.

Seven Irish feature films will show during the festival, including current cinema release Gold, by director Niall Heery, the Oscar long-listed Irish language feature An Bronntanas from Tom Collins, the Filmbase Masters romantic comedy Poison Pen, as well as documentaries in the shape of Sinead O’Brien’s Dunnes Stores apartheid doc Blood Fruit, and Claire Dix’s musical Broken Song.

The festival will also feature the UK premiere of Rob and Ronan Burke’s Standby, a warm and lovely romantic comedy featuring Brian Gleeson and Jessica Pare. Another UK premiere will be Absences and (Im)possibilities, an experimental Irish film curated by the Experimental Film Club, commissioned by Irish Film Institute International and featuring a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. These screening, and many others, will have a Q&A afterwards with cast and crew.

A shorts programme will include Ian Fitzgibbon’s Breakfast Wine, Brian Deane’s Volkswagen Joe, Jenny Keogh’s Hows About Ye?, and Aidan McAteer’s brilliant animation Deadly.

Information on all the events and tickets for each film can be purchased from the festival website.

The London Irish Film Festival is supported by the Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland, IFI International, the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland, and the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith.