Renowned for its programming, parties and post-screening Q&As, unlike many film festivals, the Irish Film Festival announces it awardees prior so that filmmakers can attend their screenings in the U.S.
Attendees this year will notice a few themes among the 30+ feature films, shorts and documentaries – from women in film and science, to music and animation. Here are a couple of the impressive films, shorts and documentaries that will be shown:
• Breakthrough feature Kissing Candice kicks off the Festival on Thursday evening. This coming of age drama revolves around a girl who longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town. A passionate romance leads to her involvement with a dangerous local gang. Its showing at the IFF will be its U.S. premiere.
• Director’s Choice Feature Maze is inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners.
• It’s Not Yet Dark is a documentary about the groundbreaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish filmmaker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology. This film is co-presented with REELAbilities and is a fundraiser for wALS TDI on Sunday.
DISCOUNT CODE: IFFSPECIAL18
It is $12 for our $15 showings, $10 for our $12 showings.
Visit the Irish Film Festival Boston website for more info: