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Irish Film Festival, Boston 2021

  • 17 Mar 2021
  • 12:00 AM
  • 21 Mar 2021
  • 11:30 PM
  • virtual streaming and events


The Irish Film Festival, Boston

virtual streaming of films and events from March 17-21


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Featuring more than 40 new Irish feature films, documentaries and shorts, The Irish Film Festival, Boston will run a virtual edition of the annual festival over five days from March 17, 2021, on the IFI International streaming service, a new initiative from the Irish Film Institute (IFI), supported by Culture Ireland. With this new platform, the organizers hope you will see even more new Irish film from the comfort of your own home. Films have been scheduled in the traditional fashion, with new films ‘premiering’ at designated times during each day of the festival. Each online film will be available to unlock for 72 hours after it premieres and you will have 48 hours to finish watching the film once you hit play. Each screening is limited to a select number of attendees so if you want to make sure you see a film, the safest option is to pre-book. Online screenings are only available to watch in the United States.

WIFVNE is proud to co-present two programs in the festival


When Women Won tells the emotional inside story of the Together for Yes campaign to repeal the 8th amendment and change Irish society forever. In the aftermath of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, three Irish feminists joined forces and set about establishing a grassroots, women-led social movement. Working with teams in every county in Ireland, they ultimately delivered a landslide victory. Compelling and insightful, this documentary brings you back to the highs and lows of the tumultuous campaign, and captures the most seismic shift in Irish society in the past 35 years. When Women Won is directed by IFTA award winning Filmmaker Anna Rodgers (Somebody to Love, The Story of Yes, The Yellow Bittern - The Life and Times of Liam Clancy) and produced by Emmy Award winning producer Zlata Filipovic (The Farthest) and Hugh Rodgers (The Story of Yes). Watch the trailer.


Brief Encounters: Women in Film and Television (WFT) Ireland Shorts Program


The Irish Film Institute and Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT) present an inspiring program of work by women filmmakers, all WFTI members. While these films couldn’t differ more in style, scope, genre and theme, they all have one thing in common: they are directed and created by the Irish film industry’s most talented up-and-coming female creatives. Learn more about the shorts program here.


WFTI is a voluntary, members-led organization run by film and TV professionals, representing the creative, business, educational and technical divisions of the Irish audio-visual sector.



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