Over 400 viewers logged on to attend the IRISH FILM FESTA Silver Stream, the online event which ended on Sunday the 21st of March. The tickets booked for the three films featured amounted to a total of nearly 900; the film which attracted the greatest number of viewers was Tom Sullivan’s Arracht.
The comment of the IRISH FILM FESTA’s artistic director Susanna Pellis was, «This is a result which gives us a sensation (almost) comparable to that we experience as we watch that long line of spectators waiting outside the Casa del Cinema… It means that the formula worked and that, although we are obliged navigate by sight, we are already determined to try again. We can, for example, attempt to recover the programme scheduled for the edition of last March, frozen by the arrival of Covid. We liked those films so much that we feel it would be a shame not to share them with our audiences. The IFF Silver Screen will be back soon».
The IRISH FILM FESTA Silver Stream was held from the 17th to the 21st of March on the newly born IFI International platform dedicated to festivals of Irish cinema which operate internationally. This edition was held thanks to the support of the Embassy of Ireland to Italy.
The IFI International streaming service is a new initiative from the Irish Film Institute (IFI), supported by Culture Ireland. As Ireland’s national cultural institution for film, the IFI provides audiences with access to the finest independent cinema, preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages to learn and critically engage with film. This new service is a welcome addition to the IFI’s long-running IFI International initiative, a programme which works closely with cultural festivals to bring the best of new and classic Irish cinema to venues around the world.
IRISH FILM FESTA goes online again from the 17th to the 21st of March 2021: after the special online edition – dedicated to short films – that was held last November. This time the festival in digital form avails itself of a brand new streaming service. . . .
The IRISH FILM FESTA in short Awards go to Ciúnas by Tristan Heanue (Live Action) and The Wiremen by Jessica Patterson (Animation). . . .
IRISH FILM FESTA presents a special online edition: from 27th to 29th November, the short films selected for the competitive section of the 2020 edition will be available for free for the Italian audience on irishfilmfesta.org. . . .
Unfortunately, due to the health emergency following the spreading of Covid-19 both in Italy and Europe, we are forced to postpone the 13th IRISH FILM FESTA, which should have taken place at Casa del Cinema in Rome, 25 – 29 March. . . .
Save the date: the 13th IRISH FILM FESTA will take place from March 25th to 29th, 2020, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. . . .
Scannán na hÉireann is the special focus dedicated to Irish cinema by the 4th Torino Short Film Market . . .
The 13th IRISH FILM FESTA, which will take place in March 2020 at the Casa del Cinema in Rome, is now open to submissions for short films from Ireland. . . .
Gar O’Brien has been appointed as New Head of Film & Television at the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA). . . .
Feature films, short films, conversations, guests, spectators: facts and figures for the 12th IRISH FILM FESTA, from March 27th to 31st, 2019, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. . . .
Highlights from the 12th IRISH FILM FESTA (27 – 31 March 2019): the conversation with writer Karl Geary, the acting masterclass held by John Lynch, the Italian premiere of The Dig, and more.
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IRISH FILM FESTA Short Film Awards 2019 go to Bless Me Father by Paul M. Horan (Drama) and Mother & Baby by Mia Mullarkey (Documentary). . . .