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Irish Film to Light Up Dublin at JDIFF 2014

The Stag JDIFF news (1)

Light Up Dublin

The lineup for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) 2014, which begins this week, includes a wealth of new Irish features, documentaries and shorts funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board. The festival will take place from February 13th to 23rd across the capital.

Audiences can also look forward to the IFB-funded features Calvary, the eagerly anticipated new film by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), which had its world premiere at Sundance in January; John Butler’s hilarious The Stag; sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars, the VFX for which were created by Screen Scene in Dublin; and A Thousand Times Goodnight starring Juliette Binoche, which won the Special Grand Prix of the Jury at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2013.

Among the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board-funded features that will screen are Gold, directed by Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair); Love Eternal, directed by Brendan Muldowney, who was recently voted one of Twitch’s New Directors to Watch; Stay by Wiebke von Carolsfeld, which stars Aidan Quinn; Out of Here, the debut feature by Donal Foreman; and Run & Jump by Steph Green, which took Best Irish Feature and Best First Irish Feature at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

New Irish documentaries Living in a Coded Land by Pat Collins; Eliza Lynch – Queen of Paraguay by Alan Gilsenan; and No Limbs, No Limits by Steven O’Riordan, all of which were supported by the IFB.

The IFB-funded short films Breakfast Wine, directed by Ian Fitzgibbon and starring Dylan Moran and Pat Shortt; Rubaí by Louise Ní Fhiannachta; and The Ledge End of Phil by Paul O Muiris will also play.