IFTUK produces four Film Festivals and awards each year, which include:
The Irish Film Festival, London - our annual flagship event, this five-day Festival each November celebrates new Irish Films, hosting many World and UK Premieres. Screenings are primarily held in the Vue Cinemas Leicester Square & West End. Expect to see the greatest Irish Films attended by Irish and international celebrities and behind the camera talent.
Ticket holders for the Festival screenings can gain access to IFTUK’s designated networking area at the exclusive Private Members Club, The Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue.
More information and ticket details will be coming soon
The Irish Film Awards - this exclusive red carpet event is held in the Ballroom of the Irish Embassy in Belgravia each November and celebrates the best of the year’s Irish talent, by invitation only.
The Brigid’s Day Film Festival - held each January/February in celebration of St Brigid, the Patron Saint of Women, showcasing Irish female films and talent in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland.
The St. Patrick's Film Festival - as the official Film Partner for the Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and Trafalgar Square celebrations, IFTUK screens Irish Films and hosts multiple events surrounding the festivities each March.
Irish Film Festival London Unveils Award Winners
Irish Film & Television UK (IFTUK) is delighted to announce the winners of the Irish Film Festival, London at its annual award ceremony held at the Irish Embassy in London on 20 November 2023. The Irish Ambassador, Martin Fraser, welcomed guests at the red-carpet awards ceremony.
Patricia Kelly’s debut feature Verdigris won the Best Feature Film Award
One Night in Millstreet won the Best Feature Documentary Award
Veteran filmmaker Joe Comerford was the recipient of The Súil Eile Award for his outstanding contribution to the Irish film industry
The Ros Hubbard Award for Acting was awarded to Alison Oliver and Éanna Hardwicke
Grace Dyas’s Waiting Day won the Best Short Film Award
The jury for the 2023 Irish Film Awards was headed by Festival Director Michael Hayden, and included Colm Bairéad and Cleona Ní Chrualaoí, the Director and Producer of The Quiet Girl, Anna Rodgers and Shaun Dunne, Director and Producer of How to Tell a Secret, Kelly Campbell, Director of An Encounter and IFTUK Board Members Peter Curran, Steven Greenfields and Tara Gaule.
The festival showcased an exciting programme of the latest Irish feature films, documentaries, animation and short films in November (15-19) at the Vue West End, Vue Piccadilly and the London Irish Centre. This year’s partners were the Department of Foreign Affairs, Screen Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Culture Ireland and the Century Club.