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, Melbourne (May 2020), Perth (July 2020)

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Irish Film Festival Australia News, Reviews & Interviews

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, ...
Director Sean Murray talks Unquiet Graves

Director Sean Murray talks Unquiet Graves

“What this film is about, is to give voice to victims who were never afforded ...
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TOMORROW 2nd Card on the prelims, 11 amGet 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 #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: 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. #alifetimeofstories
PERTH PEOPLE 🔊The Irish Film Festival is coming west!
Tickets Here: 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
9th Annual Solstice Festival of the Sacred Marrickville Ibis
(Irish style Wren-boy Family Festival with no wrens. )Saturday, June 22 at 4pm to 9pm,
Marrickville Golf Club, Wharf St. Marrickville.Facepainting, Marshmallow toasting, Pagan antics, Kids Wheelie Bin disco, Local kids' bands, kids treasure hunt and parade, Sausage sizzle for kids, Proper food for adults, Adults relaxing, Ibis roasting (just kidding), vestrial virgins and lots more that we haven't thought up yet. Personal appearance by Cedric the Ibis.Details on Facebook.Family Festival. Admission $10 per family.
The fun's not over yet ... you could possibly be sipping on a WHOLE Bottle of Jameson's prestige Black Barrel Whiskey! Just fill out our teeny tiny survey - and help us make next year's Irish Film Festival even better!  #IFFAU19 #IFFAU2020 #loveirishfilm
THANK YOU 💚To our attendees, sponsors, volunteers, directors and everyone who helped make the 2019 film festival a roaring success - thank you from Team IFFAU.
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