Chicago Irish Film Festival

  • March 4, 2021 - March 8, 2021
    12:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Chicago Irish Film Festival will be held virtually for the first time in its 22 year history from March 4 – 8.  Presenting a brand new crop of films from Irish filmmakers, the festival includes the usual mix of feature films, documentaries and shorts you have come to expect, as well as Q&A sessions, workshops and some exciting program collaborations.  And naturally, considering the year we have all had, it also includes eight short films that touch on Covid-19 from every direction including ridiculous responses to Ireland’s lockdowns to looking at life in a whole new way with wonderful results.

Of note is the multi-award winning period drama set during the famine, Arracht – Ireland’s entry to the 2021 Academy Awards in the Best International/Foreign Language category. There are too many extraordinary movies here to feature one or two. Join us in watching these fascinating movies over 4 days and participating in the Q&A’s. Thanks to the CIFF team for putting this all together.

Most of the program can be viewed throughout the US please see website for details. The best value for money is the All-Access pass as it allows you to view ALL feature films, documentaries, film shorts and partner programs (over 60 films!!) for only $100 per household, or $90 if bought by February 28. Further information available at where you can buy a variety of different packages at 10% discount until Sunday. Please support the Chicago Irish Film Festival!  The preview for the movie shorts at the end of the newsletter.

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