Event: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
Date: 17-27th February
Venues: Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) was established in 2003, since then it has fast become Ireland’s premier feature film festival and taking place each February in Ireland’s capital city.
During the course of the festival over 120 films will be presented. The festival is a citywide event that takes place in all of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. The majority of films shown at the film festival are Irish premieres, and for some of the films shown, the festival represents the only public screening that will take place in Ireland.
There will be a host of events that allow the general public to interact with filmmakers in the form of public interviews, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
Over the years an array of film talent has joined in with the celebration including Daniel Day Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Charlize Theron, Collin Firth and Liam Neeson, among others, all of whom have graced the film festivals red carpet.
Audiences and industry members have been delighted to meet a widely diverse range of luminaries and gain insights in to every area of the film world including perspectives from directors, producers, screenwriters and critics such as Mike Leigh, John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Mc Donagh, Jeremy Thomas, Wim Wenders, Neil Gaiman, Jan Troell, Sarah Polley, Frederic Raphael and Todd McCarthy among many others.