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18th-22nd March

The Silk Road Film Festival returns to Dublin for its third edition. Between 18th and 22nd March, it will offer across the city of Dublin, an exclusive array of Asian, Arab, Persian, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema.

The Silk Road Film Festival (SRFF) welcomes productions from regions, which were once part of the historical network of ancient trade routes of the great Silk Road. The 2015 edition will showcase a rich diversity of features, documentaries, animations, short films and student films. In addition to the ‘Offline’ program, the organisers will introduce the Silk Road Film Festival ‘Online’ where viewers from across the world can watch exclusive films, documentaries and animations from the official selection during the Festival.

The Festival directors are excited to announce the participation of the three time Oscar winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor). He will be presented with a lifetime achievement award during the opening night of the Festival at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke.

With over 500 submission from over 80 countries internationally. There will be over 145 films shown including features, animations, documentaries, shorts & students from 70 countries.

SRFF 2015 is supported by Dublin City Council, Trinity College Dublin, Filmsaz Iran, Haghighi Persian Carpets, Gudwrk Agency and Turkish Airlines.

For detailed information on participating countries, film selection and events throughout the Festival visit our website.