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Highlights Irish Film Institute’s Family Festival 2019


  • Saturday 07 September 12:00pm
  • Saturday 07 September 2:30pm
  • Saturday 07 September 4:30pm

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Enjoy some of the highlights of IFI Family Festival with gorgeous screenings for younger audiences

The Family Festival is an annual programme of new films from around the world for young audiences. Children from 4+ can enjoy feature and short films, with stories of adventure, growing up, family life, school, friendship, animals and more, taking place in different parts of the world. glór has a gorgeous selection of screenings, specifically curated for our younger audiences.

Short Tales 1  12pm Age 4+ Duration: 60 mins approx.
This year’s selection for younger viewers is sure to thrill and amuse. Watch a daring Parisian mouse trying his luck against his neighbour, or the colourful, bird-of-paradise strutting his stuff. Fun, adventure and a whole lot more in this mostly dialogue-free programme of animated and live-action shorts.

Short Tales 2 2.30pm Age 8+ Duration: 70 mins 
Be prepared for lots of laughs, touching moments and surprises as you take a peek at life in the Colombian rainforest, share one girl’s enduring passion for space exploration or a boy’s love for his father. These stories and more in this stunning mix of international live-action and animated short films for older children.

Chuskit    4.30pm Age 8+ India 2018, 90 mins, Ladakhi with English Subtitles, Director: Priya Ramasubban
9-year-old Chuskit lives in a remote Himalayan village, where she dreams of going to school. However, her disability following an accident, the local traditions and family values, all seem to be against her, but she’s determined to prove them wrong. Inspired by true events, this is a beautiful story of a community coming together to help this brave and spirited girl in her quest, the colours, food, traditions of India contributing to a rich and uplifting tale.

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.

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