Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breathtaking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, southwest Ireland and is part of The Wild Atlantic Way.
The festival takes places annually in March. Housed within this Gaeltacht area, Dingle IFF is proud to promote the Irish language and is the only festival offering an award for Irish script writing with its Físín event. Dingle is home to many film makers, one of Ireland’s only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Star Wars, Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away) and a major tourist destination, making it the perfect home for our festival.
Dingle IFF offers feature screenings, masterclasses and workshops from Ireland and around the globe, covering all genres; it is home to the Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film, (recipients including Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Jean Jacques Beineix, Stephen Frears and Laura Dern); it is the first Irish festival to embrace the field of Animation and in 2015 held Ireland’s first ever Animation Awards ceremony in association with Animation Ireland; it is home to the Murakami Award for animation, (recipients including Jimmy T. Murakami, Richie Baneham, Tomm Moore and Don Bluth & Gary Goldman); and it has a full and inclusive Animation Programme of Events as part of Animation Dingle.
Guests to the festival have included: Ben Wheatley, Jack Reynor, Maureen O Hara, Cillian Murphy, Aidan Gillen, Scott Wilson; 2-time Oscar nominated director Sir Alan Parker, inventor of the Stedicam Garrett Brown, 2-time Oscar winner and sound artist Tom Johnson, 2-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple, producer Ned Dowd, and Oscar nominated actresses Sarah Miles and Saoirse Ronan.