Nature of event: Irish Film Festival
Where: The Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Oxford St. NSW
When: Thursday, 26th March until Sunday, 29th March 2015.
The Irish Film Festival 2015 will launch with a Gala event and a personal appearance from director Paula Kehoe, the director of documentary Dubh ina Gheal who will travel from Ireland specifically for the event.
The Thursday night Gala screening will also be attended by the Consul-General of Ireland Ms Jane Connolly, sponsors of the Festival and prominent arts, social and business leaders from the Irish community. Irish food, drink and music will flow, turning the Chauvel into a mini Irish pub for the occasion.
The Irish Film Festival provides an essential window onto contemporary Irish culture for all Australians and particularly for the new Irish diaspora which has swelled with recent migration.
The latest in quality Irish film will be shown at the festival. It will concentrate on contemporary Ireland and will have a special focus on youth and music as well as presenting a program of contemporary film that reflects the complexity, vitality and diversity of Irish communities in Ireland, in Australia and across the globe
The films in the festival have been curated by Irish filmmaker and academic Dr Enda V Murray and the festival is organised by a passionate group of cultural industry professionals.
It is hoped that the Irish Australian Film Festival will provide a showcase of the best in Irish film and provide a spring-board for discussion on shared histories and converging identities.