The Audi Dublin International Film Festival will return for its 16th edition from the 22nd February – 4th March 2018. Book-ended by the Berlinale with the Oscars falling on the traditional closing night slot of the Festival, ADIFF promises to return to its signature date next spring with a host of Irish and International cinema to look forward to.

Following a successful 2017 Festival including international talent such as Eric Bana, Kerry Fox, Terence Davies and Ben Wheatley and a diverse Irish film strand featuring Aisling Walsh, John Butler, Emer Reynolds, Jim Sheridan, Alan Gilsenan, Juanita Wilson, Ken Wardrop, Turlough Kelly, Paddy Cahill, Len Collin, John Murphy, Traolach Ó Murchú, James Redmond, Jamie Thraves, Aidan Gillen, Lorcan Finnegan, Jack Reynor, Cillian Murphy and Neasa Ni Chianain amongst others, the 2018 Festival will return with a diverse programme including trademark events in screenwriting, industry, public discussions, exhibitions, ADIFF Inspirations, Fantastic Flix, international juries and more to be announced.

ADIFF has now opened its submissions to Irish and International entries through submission platform Film Freeway, with the early-bird deadline set for the end of May, for those looking to get ahead of the crowd.

Submission Link

We are delighted as ever to welcome submissions for all genres of films – we have a proud history of supporting new and original work and we look forward to showcasing new talent in Dublin in 2018.
Gráinne Humphreys – Festival Director

Gráinne will be travelling to international film festivals over the coming months to view potential films for ADIFF 2018 including Netia Off Camera, Cannes Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and more. If you wish to meet with Gráinne on her travels please email projects@diff.ie to arrange.

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The Dublin International Film Festival is sponsored by Audi, its principal funder is the Arts Council and it is also in receipt of funding from official industry partner Irish Film Board. Offering unique access to a plethora of filmmaking talent, the festival transforms Dublin into a hub of glamour, creativity and film appreciation.

Over the past fifteen years, the festival has hosted over 550 major guests, including winners of the festival’s prestigious Volta Award such as Al Pacino, Julie Andrews, Danny DeVito, Daniel Day-Lewis, Joss Whedon Brendan Gleeson Angela Lansbury, Stanley Tucci, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ennio Morricone.

The festival has screened world cinema from 52 different countries, a total of almost 1,500 films, of which 300 were Irish features including Irish premieres of Handsome Devil, Maudie, The Secret Scripture, Sing Street, Once, Ondine, In Bruges, Calvary, The Stag and The Secret of Kells. The festival’s young people’s programme Fantastic Flix is expanding each year, engaging schools and families and building a new generation of film fans.

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