In Dublin this week? Check out the IFI’s documentary film festival for something a little different to do with your mates.

The 16th IFI Documentary Film Festival will open tonight at the Irish Film Institute with a screening of Bing Liu’s award-winning documentary Minding the Gap. Over the next five days, the very best of new non-fiction film-making from Ireland, Australia, Hungary, Russia, Spain and Palestine will take centre stage, as the IFI welcomes a number of special guests to take part in panel discussions and Q&As.

About The IFI

The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent Irish and international cinema. It preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film.

Movie Times

Wednesday 26th
20.20     Minding the Gap plus post-screening wine reception

Thursday 27th
18.00     The Life After + Q&A
20.20     The Curious Works of Roger Doyle + Q&A

Friday 28th
12.00     Screen Producers Ireland Documentary Panel Discussion
18.00     An Engineer Imagines + Q&A (SOLD OUT)
20.30     A Woman Captured + Q&A

Saturday 29th
13.30     Irish Shorts Programme
15.30     Losing Alaska + Q&A
17.00     Gurrumul
18.40     Our New President
20.30     Katie + Q&A (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 30th
13.00     The Man Who Wanted To Fly + Q&A (SOLD OUT)
13.30     The Man Who Wanted To Fly + Q&A (SOLD OUT)
15.30     Lovers of the Night + Q&A
16.00     The Judge
17.30     When All Is Ruin Once Again + Q&A
18.00     Island + Q&A
20.30     The Silence of Others + Q&A


Get Your Tickets Now

Individual screening tickets are €11, excluding the opening film which includes a post-show reception (€15). A special ticket package is available in person only from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €45. Tickets for the Documentary Filmmaking Panel Discussion cost €5.

Tickets are available online from, the IFI Box office at 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, and over the phone at 01 679 3477.

Sweet IFI Deals With ISIC


FREE CINEMA TICKET when you sign up / renew,  DISCOUNTED TICKETS for you & a guest all year (as cheap as €6 for off-peak tickets), BONUS loyalty points on sign-up / renewal (can be used for more FREE CINEMA TICKETS,) and DOUBLE loyalty points on purchases at the IFI, the chance to win 2 tickets to a FREE PREVIEW each month, 10% DISCOUNT in IFI Film Shop

€5 off IFI Membership (€15 instead of €20) EVERY DAY in September & October & on Mondays ALL YEAR

€5 cinema tickets on Mondays up until 7.30pm ALL YEAR*

€10 IFI Cafe meal deal – Burger (Beef, Chicken or Nut), Chips and bottle of Miller (subject to change)