IFI Documentary Festival

Online, Monday 21st September - Sunday 27th September

The IFI Documentary Festival opens on Monday, September 21st with the Irish premiere of Oscar winner Ron Howard’s Rebuilding Paradise. The film, which focuses on the devastating 2018 Camp Fire that almost destroyed the Californian town of Paradise, includes an exclusive virtual Q&A with Oscar winner Howard. Festival films cost just €7.50 each for a three-day rental with great value multi-film packages also available. Full details from www.ifihome.ie.

Following the closure of the IFI in Temple Bar last weekend due to the Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions, the festival has moved online, meaning film fans across the country can now enjoy the best of new Irish and international documentary filmmaking. A number of films in the festival will have filmmaker Q&As included as bonus material.

Irish films to feature as part of this year’s selection include two World Premieres: the Director’s Cut of Gillian Marsh’s charming The Funeral Director, featuring Sligo undertaker David McGowan; and Christopher Kepple’s A Call to Arts, focusing on the life and artistic legacy of artist Helen Hooker and her husband, Irish revolutionary and historian, Ernie O’Malley.

Monday 21st September - Sunday 27th September


Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

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Dublin Theatre Festival

Various Locations

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