Chicago Irish Film Festival

March 4–8, 2021 

Films from the Land of Storytelling

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Whether you like to watch with popcorn and soda, ice cream and pretzels, nachos and beer, or wine and chocolate we truly hope you enjoy every minute of this year’s fest.

2021 Festival News


Choose from 6 types of passes. Save 10% until February 28.


Join us for three amazing programs from our partners in Ireland.

Virtual Festival

This year’s festival is fully online. Here’s all you need to know.

Crown Laurels

Award Nominations

Festival Award
  • How to Fall in Love During a Pandemic?—Michael David McKernan
  • Cost You Nothing—Patricia Kelly
Consulate of Ireland Award
  • Fisherman—Lewis Barfoot + Narea Kim
  • The Mountain Keg—Justin Stevenson + Dairmuid Connors
  • An Irish Underdog Story—Jonny Farrelly
  • At Heart and Soul—Greta Steinburg + Jorinde Weinmann
  • Lucky—Abigail Collins
One Minute Irish Award
  • Lockdown Upside Down—Barbara Soares
  • Back Home—Luca Di Bartola
2021 Special COVID-19 Award
  • Shielding Nico—Maire Campbell
  • Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Sane?—Nick Hales
  • 60 Days of Hell—Sohaila Lindheim
  • The Final Performance—David Phillips
  • Cat—Mark Jackson
Audience Award

Vote for Your Favorite Shorts!

Everyone who has an individual ticket or a pass for this year’s amazing Shorts Programs 1–5 will be able to vote for their favorite short. Just click the stars below the film title you want to vote for, submit your vote. Voting is only available on a mobile device not on your TV.

2021 Festival Program


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