Welcome to the Chicago Irish Film Festival!

Films from the land of storytelling

That's a Wrap!

Thank you to all of this year’s filmmakers and artists for the extraordinary documentaries, features, and short films that lit up our screens in 2024! 

Chicago Irish Film Festival 2024 | Celebrating 25 Years
Chicago Irish Film Festival 2024 | Celebrating 25 Years
Chicago Irish Film Festival 2024 | Celebrating 25 Years

2024 Festival Awards

CIFF Laurels | Winner Consulate of Ireland Award 2024

When Horses Run

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Dale Leadon-Bolger’s stunning cinematography and  beautiful portrayal of  the day-to-day life of Irish flat jockeys.

CIFF Laurels | Winner Festival Award 2024


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Jonathan Shaw’s tense civil war drama beautifully captured the fear and the resolve of the Irish people for independence.

CIFF Laurels | Winner Audience Award 2024

Baps & Buns

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Noel McInerney had audiences roaring with his depiction of a cash strapped mom making a fortune with her virtual baking show, filled with puns and buns.


  • JFK: The Three Miles | Pam Finn | View Trailer
  • Street Musician | Eoin Dalton | View Trailer
  • Fintan O’Toole and the Evolution of James Joyce as an Artist | Godfrey Jordan | View Trailer
  • Keepers of the Channel Light | Vincent Monahan


Runner Ups

We look forward to seeing you next year!
February 27–March 9, 2025

Submissions on Film Freeway:

Begin: August 19, 2024

Close:  November 30, 2024

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