The 23rd Chicago Irish Film Festival​

In-Person: March 3–6 | Virtual: March 7–13

Watch our festival on the big screen or from the comfort of your home!

This year, as a hybrid festival, you can join us at our wonderful screening venues for four days and nights enjoying films on the big screen with friends and family as we celebrate Irish films and filmmakers! AND, you can also enjoy the festival online! We will be bringing much of the festival program to our online platform so all you need to bring is the popcorn! Download the program.

All Access Passes

All Access to all screenings. Choose from In-Person + Virtual, In-Person Only, or Virtual Only

3-Film Passes

Watch any (3) film/program screenings. Choose from In-Person or Virtual.


Select individual tickets from our program of contemporary Irish films.

Opening Night Reception & Screening

DOINEANN — Midwest Premier

Tomás (Peter Coonan) a successful television producer and his wife Siobhán and son live on a remote island off the north-west coast of Ireland. Early one morning, Tomás receives an urgent call from work on the mainland, but when he returns home he finds them missing. With a storm approaching he must put his faith in the island’s retired policewoman, Labhaoise (Brid Brennan). A tense Irish Language thriller.

Director Damian McCann Will Attend.
6:30p Reception with 8p Screening.  

In-Person Festival Highlights

Irish History


March 5, 2022 | Logan Theatre

In 1972 every international sporting event in Ireland was cancelled except the Eurosurf Championship the largest surfing event in all of Europe. Director Sean Duggan in attendance. Read More

A Dark Comedy


March 5, 2022 | Gallery Theatre

A biblical black comedy about a prodigal son (Aaron Monahan) returning to his home town, Bally Lough, to seek salvation for his sins. Read More

Closing Film

RÓISE & FRANK — Midwest Premier

March 6, 2022 | Theatre on the Lake

Can Roise’s new found dog really be the reincarnation of her hurling loving husband? Maybe, maybe not! Starring Bríd Ní Neachtain (Dominion Creek) Lorcan Cranitch (Bloodlands). Read More

Irish Classic: BLARNEY

March 6, 2022 | Theatre on the Lake

A 1938 comedy classic starring the much loved Irish actors Jimmy O’Dea and Noel Purcell recently restored by the Irish Film Institute. Read More

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Virtual Festival Highlights

ALIQUIPPA, PA—World Premier

A documentary, directed by Northern Ireland filmmaker Peter Kinkead and U.S. filmmaker Bernadette Callaghan, about the hopes and dreams that fill small towns across the country as they struggle to survive. Read More


An intriguing documentary, directed by Jonathan C. Creasy, about the 1937 bombing of Guernica, Spain, Pablo Picasso’s response Blue Shroud and Colin Powell’s case for invading Iraq to the UN in 2001. Read More


Motorcycle getaways and romantic missteps, double-crossings and clowns make being a British agent tracking down an Irish bond thief downright dangerous. Read More