Welcome to the Chicago Irish Film Festival!

Save the Date: February 29th—March 10, 2024

Submit Your Film to the 25th Chicago Irish Film Festival

Submissions are open 
August 15, 2023—November, 30 2023

To celebrate our 25th anniversary receive 25% off!

Use code: ChicagoIrish25

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Thank you for Supporting the 24th Annual Festival!

The 24th annual festival has officially come to a close. Thank you for another amazing Chicago Irish Film Festival. 

We’d like to extend our gratitude to our sponsors, donors, filmmakers, audiences, and venues for their support and generosity.

Thank you for joining us for in person and virtually, making this festival such a success. 

We appreciate your continuous support of the arts from the Land of Storytelling!

2023 Award nominees

Festival Award

  • Every Five Miles | Vincent Lamb
  • Lambing | Katie McNiece
  • Regular Rabbit | Eoin Duffy
  • The Secret Life of Jim | Emmett Keely
  • Where Do All The Old Gays Go? | Cathy Dunne

Consulate of Ireland Award

  • Deora an Deoria: Tears of an Exile |   Pierre Yves O’Reilly
  • Focail Nua: New Words | Andrew Keogh
  • Haven | Maureen O’Connell
  • H.P.Lovecraft and the Moon Bog | Jules Carlton
  • Vonnie: Ireland’s Forgotten Fashion Icon

Audience Award

  • Glitterbug | Tania Notaro
  • Haven | Maureen O’Connell
  • Snooze | Adam Collins
  • Where Do All the Old Gays Go? | Cathy Dunne
  • Wireless | Benjamin Brian Dwyer

And the Winners Are...

Play Video about The Secret Life of Jim

The Secret Life of Jim | Emmett Keely

Haven | Maureen O'Connell

Play Video about Where Do All the Old Gays Go?

Where Do All the Old Gays Go? | Cathy Dunne

Donor & Sponsor Opportunities

Please consider donating and/or sponsorship to support the festival and help us continue to bring Irish films to the Chicagoland audience.

100% of your donation is used in presenting the festival.

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