The Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) has fast become Ireland’s premier feature film festival since its inception in 2003. The festival takes place throughout Dublin City and will turn Ireland’s capital in cinematic wonderland between 18th & 28th February.
DIFF continues its commitment to celebrating film as an art form by presenting over 120 films from the four corners of the globe to Irish audiences. With many of the Dublin‘s cinemas and popular venues hosting screening throughout the 11-day festival, it is sure to be treat for fans of the silver screen. What distinguishes the festival from many others is that a large proportion of the films are in fact Irish premieres, and in some cases, the festival represents the only public Irish screening.
This festival in Dublin has long prided itself on creating a unique forum of exchange between the public and the film-making community through its hosting of a whole range of events that allow the public to interact with filmmakers via public interviews, panel discussions and riveting Q&A sessions.
Some of the highlights of last years festival was the attendance of some iconic Hollywood stars including Kim Cattrall and Oscar-winners Russell Crowe and Julie Andrews.
Irish film talent is celebrated as an integral part of the DIFF programme each year by presenting Irish film in all its guises from archival, to documentary, to the very latest Irish feature films from first time film directors.
The Dublin International Film Festival also presents its annual Volta Awards to certain individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of film. Named after Ireland‘s first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre on Dublin’s Mary Street, recipients of The Volta have included such Irish cinematic luminaries such as Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Consolata Boyle, George Morrison and Paolo Sorrentino.
Stay tuned to www.diff.ie for details on times and ticket information.