The IFI Documentary Festival is back with an impressive selection of factual films this September.
The newly rebranded IFI Documentary Festival (formerly IFI Stranger than Fiction) returns from the Wednesday 23rd, to Sunday, 27th September. One of the IFI’s flagship festivals, this year will see the screening of 14 feature length documentaries, one of which is a world premiere alongside 10 Irish premieres.
There will also be a host of local and international guest filmmakers in attendance at the festival, as well as plenty of special events. The highly successful Industry Day returns, affording filmmakers the opportunity to network with leaders in their field, foster talent, and bring filmmakers and audiences closer together. This is once again being run in partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann this year.
IFI Director Ross Keane said: “We’re delighted to announce details of our annual documentary festival at the IFI, this year returning better than ever with a new name and extended to run over an extra day and night to cater for the increasing demand. Documentaries form a key part of the IFI’s exhibition programme throughout the year, and this annual festival provides us with the opportunity to put an extra spotlight on this important form of filmmaking, bringing a range of fascinating stories from Ireland and around the world to our audiences.”
The full schedule for the festival is as follows:-
Wednesday 23rd September
20.00 STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN & LE MANS
Thursday 24th September
11.00 PANEL: RADHARC RESTORED: A CASE STUDY IN DIGITAL PRESERVATION
18.00 A TURNING TIDE IN THE LIFE OF MAN
20.30 3½ MINUTES, TEN BULLETS
Friday 25th September
10AM – 6PM DOCUMENTARY INDUSTRY DAY
20.30 SPEED SISTERS
Saturday 26th September
11.00 PANEL: WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION: WOMEN TELLING TALES
13.00 CINEMA: A PUBLIC AFFAIR
15.00 WAR IN EASTERN CONGO
17.00 REALITY BITES & DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
19.00 IN TRANSIT
21.30 ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
Sunday 27th September
13.00 I AM DUBLIN
15.00 THE PEARL BUTTON
19.00 A SYRIAN LOVE STORY
Tickets cost €9.50 and may be reserved online, or through the Box Office, either in person, or by calling 01 679 3477. Please note that tickets for the opening film cost €13 which includes a post-screening reception. Special events cost €5.
Daily Membership of the IFI costs €1 for Non-Annual Members, which will be added to the ticket price. There is also a special package price of €40 for 5 films — this may only be availed of in person at the Box Office.
Irish Film Institute (IFI)
6, Eustace Street
Tel: 01 679 3477 (Box Office)
All photos courtesy IFI