Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF)

Mar 1-3 2019 | TIFF Bell Lightbox

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RWM 2018 Co-Presentation

We’re thrilled to co-present A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT, Closing Film, at the 26th Rendezvous with Madness Festival presented by Workman Arts. Don’t miss this powerful doc followed by a discussion!

Saturday October 20 | 7 PM | St. Anne’s Church

A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot
Sinéad O’Shea | 2017 | Ireland | 84 Minutes | North American Premiere

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Irish Film at TIFF 2018

Our city’s very own 43rd Toronto International Film Festival begins Thursday, September 6th! As always, Irish film has a strong presence. Your full schedule information is below:

BLACK 47 – Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine’s destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.

TIFF Screening Times

Monday 10/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 6:30pm

Wednesday 12/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9pm

Thursday 13/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 7pm

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY – From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl’s fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

TIFF Screening Times

Friday 07/09 – TIFF Lightbox – 2:15pm

Sunday 09/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 7pm

Thursday 13/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 3:15pm

GRETA – This latest film from Neil Jordan is a nerve-rattling thriller in which loneliness breeds malice. Featuring an especially captivating turn from the ever-versatile Isabelle Huppert, Greta exudes Jordan’s singular capacity for ushering gothic chills into a contemporary context.

TIFF Screening Times

Wednesday 05/09 – Ryerson Theatre – 5:45pm

Sunday 09/09 – Ryerson Theatre – 2:30pm

Thursday 13/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:45pm

PAPI CHULO – Following his acclaimed coming-of-age film Handsome Devil, Irish writer-director John Butler returns to the Festival with this poignant and very timely story of two worlds colliding in the same great city — and the delightfully unlikely friendship that emerges.

Friday 07/09 – TIFF Lightbox – 6:45pm

Sunday 09/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 6pm

Saturday 15/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9pm

ROSIE – ‘Rosie’ is centred on a young family that loses their home in Dublin during the Irish housing crisis. Former IFTA winners Sarah Greene  and Moe Dunford  star in the film, which was written by Bafta nominee Roddy Doyle.

Thursday 06/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:45pm

Friday 07/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 4:15pm

Friday 14/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9am

THE DIG – Winner of Best Irish Feature at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh, Andy and Ryan Tohill’s feature directorial debut is a gripping thriller in which a terrible crime committed long ago takes a painfully circuitous route to resolution. Finely scripted by Stuart Drennan, The Dig surveys lives stalled by grief and trauma — and dark secrets hidden where almost no one can find them.

Saturday 08/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:15pm

Monday 10/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 4pm

Sunday 16/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 6:15pm

VITA & VIRGINIA – Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki shine as socialite and author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf, respectively, in director Chanya Button’s sumptuous double portrait of two uncompromising women and the unconventional affair behind one of Woolf’s greatest novels.

Monday 10/09 – Winter Garden Theatre – 9pm

Tuesday 11/09 – TIFF Bell Lightbox – 3:30pm

Friday 14/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:15pm

Congrats @GalwayFilm!

We send our sincere congratulations to the entire Galway Film Fleadh team on another wonderful festival. The 30th edition came to a close on Sunday July 15th after another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. The annual awards ceremony took place before the screening of the closing film Black 47 . The Award Ceremony was attended by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. The winners are as follows –

THE BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Winner: JUCK

Director(s): Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert & Ulrika Bandeira

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION

Winner: What Happened to Evie

Director: Kate Cheeseman

THE DON QUIJOTE AWARD IS AWARDED FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Winner: Yunshi

Director: James W. Griffiths

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT ANIMATION

Winner: The Driver is Red

Director: Randall Christopher

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT ANIMATION

Winner: The Driver is Red

Director: Randall Christopher

THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Special Mention to JOHNNY by Hugh Rodgers

Winner: Inhale

Director: Sean Mullan

THE DONAL GILLIGAN AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE IRISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATORGRAPHERS (ISC)

Winner: Boy Saint

Cinematographer: Kevin Treacy

THE AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED SEQUENCE IN A SHORT FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH BROWN BAG FILMS

for the beautiful and technically accomplished ghost sequence

Winner: The Overcoat

Director(s): Sean Mullen & Meelis Arulepp

THE BEST FIRST SHORT ANIMATION AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH AN PUCAN AND THE CONNACHT HOTEL

Winner: The Usual

Director: Eabha (Eva) Bortolozzo & Jack Kirwan

THE BEST FIRST SHORT FICTION AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAZARS

Presented by: Paul Mee

Winner: Boy Saint

Director: Tom Speers

THE PITCHING AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH 101 FILMS INTERNATIONAL

Presented by: Steve Davey

Winner: Liam Beatty – Alice Productions with a documentary entitled ‘Don’t Forget Your Dress’

BEST INTERNATIONAL FIRST FEATURE

Winner: Gutland

Director: Govinda Van Maele

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Winner: Soufra

Director: Thomas Morgan

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Winner: Steel Country

Director: Simon Fellows

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN AN IRISH FEAUTRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEACH SOLAIS

Winner: When All Is Ruin Once again

Cinematographer: Keith Walsh

16) BEST IRISH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Winner: Katie

Director: Ross Whitaker

17) BEST IRISH FIRST FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH TROY STUDIOS AND ARDMORE STUDIOS

Presented by Joe Devine

Winner: Cellar Door

Director: Viko Nikci

18) BEST IRISH FEATURE IN ASSOCCIATION WITH VOLTA

Presented by Charlene Lydon

Winner: The Dig

Director: Ryan & Andrew Tohill

19) THE TIERNAN MCBRIDE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT DRAMA IN ASSOCIATION WITH NETWORK IRELAND TELEVISION

Presented by: Derry O Brien

Winner: Wren Boys

Director: Harry Lighton

20) THE JAMES HORGAN AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

Winner: The Wiremen

Director Jessica Patterson

21) THE BINGHAM RAY NEW TALENT AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAGNOLIA PICTURES

Nominees:

Martin Beirne – Director – Around Here

Aislinn Clarke – Director – The Devil’s Doorway

Brian J. Falconer – Producer – The Dig

Jordanne Jones – Actor – Metal Heart

Viko Nicki – Director – Cellar Door

Winner – Jordanne Jones – Actor – Metal Heart

22) Best Human Rights Feature in association with Amnesty International

Winner: Women of Venezuelan Chaos

Director: Margarita Cadenas

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