Program

2022 Program

The Pursuit
Shorts Program

Shorts: Dublin Animation B

The Chicago Irish Film Festival delighted to be partnering with Dublin Animation Film Festival for a special program of thought provoking films created by some

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The Ghost Dog
Shorts Program

Shorts: Dublin Animation A

The Chicago Irish Film Festival delighted to be partnering with Dublin Animation Film Festival for a special program of family friendly films created by some

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Where the Merrows Roam
Film

Where the Merrows Roam

An entirely dialogue-free, experimental feature film following two separate stories across six distinct chapters. A nonlinear collage of reminiscences tracing the hazy glow of childhood

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The Quay Co-Op
Documentary

The Quay Co-Op

The Quay Co-op tells the story of a well-known building on Sullivan’s Quay in Cork whose interiors have charted the social, political and cultural changes

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The Blue Shroud
Documentary

The Blue Shroud

This intriguing documentary is based on three historical events: the 1937 bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War (the first deliberate aerial bombing of

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Momento Mori
Shorts Program

Shorts D : Reflections

The past seemed so clear, the future quite murky, as decisions are pondered and ultimately made, but at what cost to the spirit, the soul

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Shorts Program

Shorts 4 : Speak Up

Faced with situations that seem insurmountable these stories are filled with people that have decided to say what they want to say; damn the consequences.

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Shorts Program

Shorts 3 : Family Time

Finding the wee folk, a lost pig, what’s inside a mysterious gift or a chance to read the “prayers of the faithful” finds these kids

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Redemption of a Rogue
Film

Redemption Of A Rogue

A bible, black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins. Jimmy is a nihilist with a hilariously

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Documentary

Keep It A Secret

In 1972, every international sporting event in Ireland was cancelled, except for one. Teams from around the world were terrified to travel to Ireland amid

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Hillwalkers
Film

Hillwalkers

For five city friends, a day out hiking for charity in the Irish countryside of Glenkill takes a turn for the worse when one of

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Gateway
Film

Gateway

Mike, a low level drug dealer, is haunted by a recent death. Unable to shake his waking nightmare Mike’s business has suffered and he and

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Doineann
Opening Night

| Doineann | Opening Night Film

Tomás (Peter Coonan) is a successful television producer specializing in investigative journalism that over the years has made many enemies in Dublin’s criminal underworld. In

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System
Shorts Program

Short Docs B : Living Life

Five fascinating films that look at life’s ever changing situations with honesty and perspective as people navigate Direct Provisions, Covid-19, adoption and personal hardships. Films

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Blarney
Film

Blarney

The 1938 comedy classic features much-loved Irish actor Jimmy O’Dea as a hapless cough-medicine salesman working along the Irish Border. He runs into trouble when he encounters a pair

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Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up
Film

Bicycle Thieves: Pumped UP

Mags (Roxanna Nic Liam) is a hot-headed pizza delivery cyclist who reckons herself to be entirely self-sufficient, but is barely getting by amidst the property

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Aliquippa, PA
Documentary

Aliquippa PA

The story of how the community of one small American city has survived economic devastation. How Maria Rubino and her well known beauty salon continue

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