Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022 is back! This year they celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a diverse programme of contemporary Irish and World cinema, inspiring documentaries and cutting-edge short films, both in cinemas and online. Up-to-date WFT Members get a 10% discount for Shorts Programmes 1-4 and all of the industry events as well as the online screening of You Are Not My Mother, which is also available online Feb 24th – 27th – just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the code!
If you’re looking for some fabulous films to watch – check out these female-driven titles:
- The Drover’s Wife, The Legend of Molly Johnson
- The Worst Person In The World
- Small Body
Alongside the film programme, they have a selection of fantastic online special events, interviews and Q&As with outstanding filmmakers aimed at filmmakers and industry professionals from Ireland and internationally.
Or why not browse the list of VMDIFF22 Industry Events Below?
The Festival Strategy Shorts – The Life of Your Short Film
Feb 25th, 3PM | ONLINE (LIVE )
Programmers, filmmakers and festival connoisseurs Erifili Missiou, Christina Papasotiriou, Abla Kandalaft guide you through your exhibition strategy after completing your film. They outline all your distribution and exhibition options and share their best tips, starting with your aims, then navigating you through the festival circuit and introducing you to a range of screening alternatives you might never have considered.
Feb 28th, 7PM | ONLINE (LIVE)
Top Casting Directors join a live online panel discussion on how they navigate the industry in a post covid world, casting your favourite films and how to spot a star. Casting directors include Shakyra Dowling, Maureen Hughes, Susan Shopmaker, Barry Coyle, and Manuel Puro.
Feb 26th, 11:30AM | Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square E, D2
Join us for what promises to be an informative discussion about the contemporary film festival landscape and what festivals look for when selecting films for their programmes. The panel of esteemed experts will discuss their festival, programming policies, and submission criteria. This event full of vital information is a must for anybody preparing their own international festival strategy. This year we a delighted to welcome Sharon Badal (Tribeca), Dominque Green (Dinard) and Diana Iljne (Munich)- chaired by Grainne Humphreys.
Directors Masterclass with Suzanne Bier
Date and Time TBC ONLINE (PRERECORDED)
The Virgin Media International Film Festival has invited Danish film director Susanne Bier to give a masterclass on directing hosted by our very own award-winning director Neasa Hardiman Sea Fever (2019), Happy Valley (2016) and Inhumans (2017). Susanne is known for her feature films Brothers (2004), After the Wedding (2006), In a Better World (2010), Bird Box (2018), and TV show The Undoing, Bier is the first female director to win a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a European Film Award, collectively. Bier’s films often play out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, their focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part of the formula that has made her Denmark’s leading female filmmaker and a powerhouse worldwide. Neasa will discuss with Susanne her route into the business, making her first feature film and working with actors: casting, prep and rehearsals.
You can find out more about the Festival Programme and book your place here.