Louth International Film Festival 2023

Louth International Film Festival (LIFF) returns from September 29th to October 1st, 2023. LIFF stands as a testament to its commitment to supporting emerging filmmakers and showcasing captivating, evocative cinema from around the world. Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of arts, culture, and folklore intertwines. From gripping documentaries to captivating dramas and animations, LIFF celebrates the power of visual storytelling. Join us for three days of awe-inspiring films, engaging discussions, and unforgettable moments at LIFF 2023!

Paul Cumiskey, Sinead Murphy, Lorcan Dunne, Colm Mullen, Jay Javerii

The festival schedule is includes these highlights:

Opening Film: “Dublin Crust”

Date: September 29, 4:00 PM – Location: IMC Cinema, Dundalk

The festival’s opening film is the highly anticipated “Dublin Crust,” directed by Baz Black. Starring Baz Black, Barry John Kinsella, William Morgan, and Johnny French, this production offers a glimpse into the lives of former members of the disbanded punk group Crust, a decade after its breakup. The film chronicles Drummer Bonehead’s quest to reunite the band for a monumental final performance.

Director Frank Berry Q&A and “Aisha”

Date: September 29, 6:00PM – Location: IMC Cinema, Dundalk

On September 29, the festival is honoured to welcome back Frank Berry. His impactful film, “Aisha,” will grace the screen at the IMC Cinema in Dundalk. Following the screening, an insightful Q&A session will be led by esteemed DkIT Lecturer, Dr. Ingrid Lewis.

Local Film: “The Troubles”

Date: September 30, 6:00PM – Location: An Táin Arts Centre

Dundalk local Colm Mullen serves as Director of Photography and Editor for “The Troubles”, Colm is the festival’s artistic director. The story follows two Dublin brothers diving into the treacherous world of republicanism, fuelling the Northern war machine through any means necessary.

The film features Paul Cumiskey, festival fundraising director, and involved the Louth Filmmakers Society for a pivotal exterior scene in Dundalk. Local support poured in with houses, props and extras. Director Luke Hanlon also takes on writing and producing, while the cast includes Ray Malone, Adam Redmond, William Delaney, Sarah Hayden, and Sophia Adli.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Although some films would be suitable for children, there are many that deal with subject matters that would not be. Some films may contain flashing lights or subject matters of a disturbing nature. Please consult the festival programme or ask a member of staff during the festival.

Louth International Film Festival (LIFF) is presented by the Louth Filmmakers Society in association with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and An Táin Arts Centre. You can purchase event tickets online here.

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