Chicago Irish Film Festival Press Release

22nd Chicago Irish Film Festival – Press Release

22nd Chicago Irish Film Festival – Virtual Presentation – March 4-8, 2021

Festival Highlights

The lineup for the 22nd Chicago Irish Film Festival includes five feature films, including 2 US Premiers, 5 feature documentaries including 3 US premiers, 5 shorts programs and 3 partnership programs all screening virtually. 

View Full Program: chicagoirishfilmfestival.com/film-guide

U.S. Premiers

Sam Uhlemann’s family drama The Edge of Darkness, Phil Sheerin’s psychological triller The Winter Lake, the docu-drama Violet Gibson -The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini directed by Barrie Dowdall and Kevin de la Isla O’Neill, the Liam Neeson narrated documentary The Hunger directed by Ruan Magan, and Gillian Marsh and Gretta Ohle’s documentary Tomorrow is Saturday

Short Film Competition

As one the longest running competitive festivals for Irish short film in the US our audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite short from over 60+ films presented in five shorts programs and two partnership programs. 

Partnership Programs

The Chicago Irish Film Festival has partnered with Dublin Animation Film Festival to present a special program for children 8 and up; the Green Ray Agency—Cork will present films from their catalog; and Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival presents Playback X DIFF: Irish Hip Hop + R&B. 

Festival Cultural Partners 

The Government of Ireland: Emigrant Support Program, Culture Ireland, Irish Film Institute, Global Ireland, Consulate General of Ireland–Chicago, Irish Fellowship-Chicago, Gaelic Park, Chicago Sister Cities, Irish American Heritage Center, Network Ireland-Chicago, and Northern Screen Ireland. 

Chicago Irish Film Festival is an Illinois not for profit corporation Tax ID 46-17955590 under Code 501(c) 3

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