Fun for all the family at this years Family Festival at the IFI…

Running from July 14th to the 17th, the IFI Family Festival returns with films from all over the world aimed at the little ‘uns, plus, of course, fun workshops.
After an 11am Claytime workshop, the festival will be officially launched on Thursday the 14th at 5.30pm Synth Eastwood Makes Your Day, in which those multi-media scalliwags will be presenting their latest masterwork. Featuring you. At 6.30pm, it’s Light Of The River, the award-winning Japanese animation feature about a family of river rats who have to move from their beloved riverbank due to a new construction project. For the over-6s, there will be English subtitles, read aloud by an experienced reader.

Other films include Pixar’s latest, Cars 2 3D, on Saturday at 11am, and, closing the festival on Sunday at 6pm, the French drama On The Sly, again with English subtitles, again read by an experienced reader.

The full line-up is as follows 

Thursday July 14th
Synth Eastwood Makes Your Day – Special Interactive Event
Opening Film: Light of the River (6+)*

Friday July 15th
Short Tales: Programme 1 (8+)*
A Shine of Rainbows (PG)
The Crocodiles Strike Back (10+)*Vorstadtkrokodile

Saturday July 16th
Cars 2 (3D) (Gen Cert)
In the Attic: Who has a Birthday Today? (8+)* Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny?
Wind and Fog (10+) Bad O Meh

Sunday July 17th
The Gruffalo (4+) + The Lonely Beast Hunt around Temple Bar
Please note: for the film only we offer tickets at €5 each or a family (of 4) ticket at €15.00. To see the film AND take part in the The Lonely Beast Hunt, tickets are €7.00 each or €20 for a family (of 4) ticket. Spaces on the hunt are limited and booking is essential. Please specify which tickets you want when booking by phone or online [here] and remember to hold on to your ticket if you’re attending the hunt!

Short Tales: Programme 2 (4+)*
On the Sly (7+)* A pas de Loup

*Subtitles will be read aloud by an experienced reader.


July 11-14
Made in Temple Bar: The Street Art Experience (10-14 yrs – Free)
To join this team of artists, please contact IFI Education

July 14th 11am-1pm Claytime (8-12 yrs €20)

July 15th 11am-12pm Twist ‘n’ Flick (5-7 yrs €8)

July 16th 2pm-4pm A Beastly Creation (8-12 yrs €10)

July 16th 11am-3pm Music Motion (8-12 yrs €20)

Tickets are available from the IFI Box Office 01 679 3477 or online [here]. All films €5†. Family Ticket (2 Adult, 2 Children) €15†. Workshops €8-€20.

†Except where specified and excluding Cars 2 which is a FREE preview

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