The Irish Film Festival aims to provide a space to share on screen, stories from Irish the community, and provide a platform for Irish Filmmakers to share their work in Australia

Sydney (May 13-17, 2020), Melbourne (May 21-24, 2020), Perth (July 2020)

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Winda Expands Scope in 2019

Winda Expands Scope in 2019

“We have seen a strengthening of stories from around the world playing into genres" ...
The Drummer and the Keeper

The Drummer and the Keeper

Casting matters. So does chemistry ...
Float Like A Butterfly

Float Like A Butterfly

Stinging like a bee, Float Like A Butterfly lands every hook we’ve come to expect ...
Dublin Oldschool

Dublin Oldschool

An uncommon insight into the less-travelled avenues of Dublin ...
The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Calling The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid a documentary wouldn’t quite be fair ...
Director Dave Tynan on the Australian premiere of 'Dublin Oldschool'

Director Dave Tynan on the Australian premiere of ‘Dublin Oldschool’

"I love when I'm watching something and I feel like I've been put in somewhere, ...
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This one's for all the Gaeilbores! Nullig Hunna agus 2020 fwee washa deeve go lare.
Are you Irish OR of Irish descent and living outside Ireland? Filmmakers and storytellers we want your short films!! #IFFAU2020 #irishFilm #IrishShorts #IrishShortFilm #WeLoveIrishFilm
If you missed "The Camino Voyage" at the Irish Film Festival in May there is another chance to see it on the big screen as part of the Winda Film Festival on Fri Nov 22nd. Tickets here: The Winda Film Festival celebrates indigenous languages in film and the Irish Film Festival are delighted to be supporting Indigenous languages in Australia. The Camino Voyage is mostly shot in the Irish language and we are delighted to share our experience of language survival with our Indigenous Brothers and Sisters. Irish Film Festival Director, Enda Murray will introduce the Camino Voyage screening on November 22nd so expect a cúpla focal on the night! Winda means ‘stars’ in the Gumbaynggirr language from the north coast of New South Wales. The name of the festival draws inspiration from Aboriginal Astronomy, where we look to the stars for guidance, creation and for our ancestors. The logo is the star trail of the Milky Way which is seen across the Southern Hemisphere, and also inspired by The Emu In The Sky dreaming as one of the creation stories that crosses the nations of Australia. The Wurhu Darhuy Foundation, meaning Our Voices in Yaegl, is a collective of Indigenous filmmakers who strive to create, foster and support opportunities for Indigenous voices to empower, unify, inspire and entertain, through social, economic, innovation and self-sufficiency programs for the advancement of Aborigional cultures, and stories in digital landscapes. Established in 2016, Winda Film Festival celebrates emerging and established Indigenous filmmakers from across Australia and around the world. In 2018, Winda would like to acknowledge and thank our major partners UTS: Jumbunna Institute, Create NSW and City of Sydney for their support and commitment to Indigenous screen. Also, Wurhu Darhuy Foundation and Event Cinemas for their continued support and partnership.
IRISH AUSSIE JAMIE MULLARKEY UFC 243 TOMORROW 2nd Card on the prelims, 11 am Get behind him!! Many will know his Dad Jimmy Mullarkey from Sligo and Mum Maggs from Kildare!
Writer Grace Chapple is looking for Irish actors aged in their 20's to take part in a play reading at NIDA. The performance dates are October 18 & 24 @ 6pm, with some rehearsals beforehand. Contact Grace for more details. Her email is
Festival director Enda is at the @revfilmfest Perth with three standout Irish films screenings over the coming days! More info and tickets at #irishfilmfestival #irishfilm #fremantlefilm #perth #iffauperth #iffau2019
A Lifetime of Stories - The new documentary about Irish Seniors in Sydney, which premiered at the Irish Film Festival 2019, is now available ONLINE for FREE. View here: A Lifetime of Stories – Oral histories of Irish seniors in Sydney – is a documentary and web project that tells the amazing life stories of Sydney’s Irish seniors. The documentary premiered at the Irish Film Festival in Sydney and is now available free online. A Lifetime of Stories is a 40 minute documentary and also a website with in-depth interviews with the participants. The participants come from the four provinces of Ireland. Pat Foley, Tomás de Bhaldraithe, Marion Reilly, Marie McMillan and Damien McCloskey tell their own stories with humour, style and wisdom. Pat Foley is 90 years young and still gracing the dancefloors of Sydney! Pat left Moyvane in County Kerry in the early 50’s and worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electrical scheme. Damien McCloskey grew up in Derry and witnessed some of the tumultuous events in that city including Bloody Sunday in 1972. Damien played snooker doubles with Hurricane Higgins! Marion Reilly is from Connemara and had the adventure of a lifetime when she travelled to Australia overland on a hippy bus in the 70’s. Tomás de Bhaldraithe is from Dublin and is a learned Gaelic scholar and a skilled sailor of Galway hookers. Marie McMillan is from Dublin. Marie is a skilled performer and has won numerous awards at slam poetry battles around Sydney. A Lifetime of Stories was devised with the interviewees by director Dr Enda Murray using a workshop-based process which incorporated elements of creative writing, drama and music. Click on the link to see the documentary and website. #IFFAU2019 #alifetimeofstories
PERTH PEOPLE 🔊 The Irish Film Festival is coming west! Tickets Here: We will be joining the Revelation Film Festival Perth this July 5-11 to screen three of our stand-out Irish films. Tell your #Perth friends to give us a follow and stay tuned for more details. #irishfilm #irishinperth #IFFPERTH #Black47 #unquietgraves #metalheart
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