Now in its 4th year, the Irish Australian Film Festival has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity since its humble beginnings in Sydney to 2018 when it will screen in Fremantle, Penrith, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The Festival screens the latest film releases direct from Ireland. Its mission is to bring contemporary Irish screen culture and entertainment to Australian audiences. Australia and Ireland share strong bonds – almost one third of Australians claim some Irish ancestry – but celebrations of this shared heritage are rare.

The Irish Film Festival presents a program of contemporary film that reflects the complexity, vitality and diversity of Irish communities in Ireland, in Australia and across the globe.

For the first time the Irish Film festival will run a Short Film Competition to recognise and support filmmakers at a grass roots level. Submissions detailed here

Opening Night Film Announced

MAZE is a drama based on the IRA breakout from the Maze prison in 1983. Recently screened at the Irish Film Festival in Fremantle to SELL OUT audience MAZE will also screen at the Irish Film Festival in Sydney and Melbourne. It features a great performance by Tom Vaughan Lawlor who many of you will know as Nidge from Love/Hate.