2021 Partnerships

Join us for these special programs.

Dublin International Film Festival

Playback : Celebrating New Ireland and New Talent

Dublin International Film Festival presents PLAYBACK X DIFF : Irish Hip Hop + R&B

This programme is an amazing combination of film and music artists, representing the dynamic emerging talents coming from
diverse backgrounds and cultures in Ireland today. Many of these new talents are under 25 and working within a global
commercial world. The program includes the music talents of Tolü Makay Wild Thing; BiigPiig Don’t Turn Around; James Vincent
McMurrow Gone; and Denise Chaila Duel Citizenship and the filmmaking talents of Tara O’Callaghan, Molly Keane, Sam McGrath (Kojaque’s Shmelly), Nathan Barlow (Jafaris’ If You Love Me), and Ellius Grace (Loah & Bartum April Brave).
Curated by Erica Cody and Michael Donnelly the program will also include the participation of both recording artists and music video directors in conversation about their collaborations. The program was edited and produced by Erica Cody and Michael Donnelly.

Run Time: 80 minutes | Ticket: $5, program included with All Access Pass.


Dublin Animation Film Festival

Amazing Animation 

The Chicago Irish Film Festival is very excited to be partnering with Dublin Animation Film Festival for a special program of family friendly short films created by some of Ireland’s most talented and award winning animators. Specially curated by the festival’s director, Fionnghuala Ní Néill, the program will also include a behind the scenes look at animation as Fionnghuala chats with Jam Media’s, Jessica Patterson, and Aidan McAteer, as to how the process works and how they got started. Recommended for children 8 and up. 90 mins

(Recommended for children 8 and up.) 

Run Time: 80 minutes | Ticket: $5, program included with All Access Pass.


Inside the Industry

Recently founded Green Ray Film Agency flies the flag for new cinema working with Irish filmmaking talent to connect their work with
international audiences. The Chicago Irish Film Festival is delighted to welcome Green Way Film Agency co-founders Mick Hannigan, Una Feely and Peter Zemek to the festival presenting five U.S. premiers from their catalogue followed by a conversation with award winning actress and first-time director Eva Birthistle and award winning directors Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn about the indie film scene in Cork and getting your film in front of an audience.

Run Time: 85 minutes | Ticket: $5, program included with All Access Pass.


Thank You to Our Partners

The 2021 Festival Partner Programs were underwritten by:

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