Dublin International Film Festival Ltd delighted to announce new ecent strand, DIFFpix
The Dublin International Film Festival in partnership with Dublin City Council, will hold an outdoor screening of one of Dublin’s Favourite Films in Smithfield on Saturday 26th July 2014. The exciting new strand – DIFF PIX – will become the festival’s platform for pop up screenings and events.
Dublin has a wonderful history on the silver screen. To celebrate JDIFF are taking a look back at some favourite movies set in dear ol’ Dublin town. From Jim Sheridan’s Oscar winning MY LEFT FOOT to Roddy Doyle’s utterly irreplaceable THE COMMITMENTS, Dublin has delivered a long, proud cinematic legacy.
Please join the DIFFpix Club and receive regular updates on special events and to be in with a chance to win tickets to this and many other film related gigs around the city, from red carpet premiers to hidden surprise events in some of Dublin’s coolest venues.
JDIFF are proud and really excited to announce their first DIFFpix event where together with Dublin City Council, the festival is taking over Smithfield Square and turning it into an outdoor movie theatre, to screen one of Dublin’s Favourite Films.
Dublin City is the backdrop for many film sets every year. Be it a fiercely independent, homemade film that has made the city’s name in recent years or international blockbusters that make the most out of the city’s historical setting, take a walk around the city for long enough and you’re likely to find camera crew setting up. Dublin-made film is notoriously funny and rooted in the local culture and risk-taking, and we plan to celebrate Dublin’s rich cinema history by starting a discussion – WHAT IS DUBLIN’S FAVOURITE FILM?
Take part in the discussion and vote for your favourite on our website, facebook page and twitter – use @dublinfilmfest #smithfilmsquare.
The festival has selected 12 iconic Dublin films – one for every year of the film festival’s existence.
The 12 films shortlisted are:
ADAM AND PAUL, I WENT DOWN, INSIDE I’M DANCING, INTERMISSION, MY LEFT FOOT, ONCE, THE COMMITMENTS, THE SNAPPER, QUACKSER FORTUNE. MICHAEL COLLINS, THE GENERAL and IRISH DESTINY.
Go to www.JDIFF.com for more information on how to get tickets and register with DIFFpix.
The Dublin International Film Festival exists to promote the best of Irish and International film over 11 days each Spring.
Please don’t forget to find us, follow us, share us, TALK TO US (Tell us your FAVOURITE!) on Facebook and Twitter. @dublinfilmfest #smithfilmsquare.
JDIFF is supported by The Arts Council, The Irish Film Board, Dublin City Council, Entertainment.ie, The Irish Times, RTE Radio One, Toyota, The Merrion Hotel, Cineworld, Windmill Lane and Wells Cargo.