The festival is a city wide event and will grace the screens of all of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield.
The festival will demonstrate its commitment to celebrating film as an art form by presenting over 120 films from across the globe, many of which will only receive public screening to an Irish audience at the festival itself.
The festival prides itself on creating an unique forum of exchange between the public and the film-making community by hosting a wide range of events that allow the public to interact with filmakers through the medium of public interviews, panel discussions and Q and A sessions. The celebration has attracted a huge pool of names over the years with acting talent such as Daniel, Day Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Charlize Theron, Colin Firth, and Liam Neeson, to name just a few, gracing the festival’s red carpet.
Former ER actress, Maura Tierney and Ireland’s own Charlene McKenna, star of RTE series RAW, were on hand to launch the Jameson Dublin International Film Festval 2011.
An important part of the festival is to document the very latest Irish feature films from first time directors. The Irish Talent Spotlight was introduced to the festival in 2008 in order to profile exceptional new and established talent working in all areas of the Irish Film Industry. Many characters from the film world, for example writer/director Ken Wardrop, have been honoured as part of this initiative.
Each year the Jameson Dunlin International Film Festival presents the Volta Awards to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of film. The awards are named in honour of Ireland’s first dedicated cinema, The Volta Picture Theatre on Mary Street in Dublin and recipients of the Volta have included Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, George Morrison, among others.
This year, festival goers will be able to navigate their way through the different films on offer with a variety of sections which identify the type of film that may grab your attention. The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be divided into the following sections:
Discovery, First look, French Cinema, Irish Cinema, Latin America films, red carpet screenings, Romanian cinema and the Out Of The Past section.
Commenting on the programme, Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “I’m incredibly honoured to unveil this years’ film festival programme – It’s a world class line up, with premieres of the best of international cinema, seasons of new work from Romania and Latin America, a fantastic line up of new Irish cinema, some classic films back on the big screen and a very special line up of guests.”
She continued, “One of the hallmarks of the festival has been the discovery of new talent and this year, an expanded world cinema section, which will showcase provocative new features from new and emerging filmmakers from around the world. Our opening film Richard Ayoade’s Submarine is one such discovery, and it’s a packed programme of films, panels and special events, over the 11 days until our final film François Ozon’s wonderful new comedy Potiche, my advice to all Irish film fans – book early and often.”-
Those hoping to secure tikcets are encouraged to move fast as both the Surprise Film and The Way are now sold out.
Tickets for most of the other films are still available and can be purchased at www.jdiff.com