What we've selected so far:

Made in Belfast                                                                                            Aonrú

Winner of:                                                                                                     Winner of:

New Talent Award (Irish Film New York)                                                   Best Documentary (Kerry Film Festival)

Best Foreign Film (Flagler Film Festival)

My Bonnie                                                                                                  

Winner of:

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking

(Newport Beach Film Festival)                                               

Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography

(Galway Film Fleadh)

Best Irish Narrative (Kerry Film Festival) 

Best Short Film (Mongolian Film Festival)


Together in Pieces 

Festival Premier (Capital Irish Film Festival)

Positive Discrimination

Winner of:

Best Foreign Film Short (Los Angeles Independent Film Festival) 


Childrens' Allowance



Festival Premier 

(Capital Irish Film Festival)


















Name Your Poison

"An uproarious documentary"  (Galway Film Fleadh)

Immaculate Misconception

Audience Award for Best Film (Brest European Film Festival)

Pris des Passeurs de Courts

Let Those Blues IN

Winner of:

Best Short Documentary in association with RTE

(The Sky Road Film Festival, Clifden, Galway)

Older than Ireland



Interview with Irish Ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson

Adam McPartlan interviews Ambassador Anderson, the 17th ambassador to America from Ireland, about the yearning for Irish Americans to connect with their roots through the arts.

Interview with Paddy Meskell, Chairman of the Board of Solas Nua

Adam McPartlan speaks with Paddy Meskell about the mission of Solas Nua and the Capital Irish film Festival.

CIFF 2015 - Audience Award for Music and Multimedia 

Northern Irish composer Brian Irvine, writer John Mcllduff and director/animator Mathew Robins were the winners of the Audience Award for Music and Multimedia Concert. Their piece is "Peter, Lily and the Nose," a stop-motion animated love story, was awarded the $1,500 prize based on audience voting. Congratulations to the filmmakers!

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Capital Irish Film Festival 2015

02/05/15 to 02/08/15

CIFF passes and single tickets available at Eventbrite until 02/04/15. Single tickets will be sold at the door where available on screening days.

The ninth Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF) brings some of the best of contemporary Irish film to Washington D.C. This year we have an exciting selection of shorts, narrative features, documentaries and even a special program of beautiful music and multimedia works. Highlights include Niall Heery's offbeat comedy Gold, Tom Collins' edgy thriller An Bronntanas (The Gift) and Lenny Abrahamson's quirky and endearing Frank starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This year's films shed a new light on many aspects of Irish life, history and identity that will surprise, entertain and fascinate.

Want to know more about CIFF 2015? Download our PDF Brochure for full details or take a look at our calendar for descriptions and trailers.

Want to attend CIFF? We are currently selling Festival Passes at Eventbrite, these are our best deal and include entry to all CIFF screenings. Early birds get a great discount, so don't miss out!

CIFF Schedule
Thursday, 02/05: Gold, E Street Cinema, 7.30 pm
Friday, 02/06: A City Dreaming, Goethe-Institut, 6 pm
Friday, 02/06: An Bronntanas, Goethe-Institut, 8.30 pm
Saturday, 02/07: Saturday Shorts, Goethe-Institut, 1 pm
Saturday , 02/07: It Came from Connemara, Goethe-Institut, 3 pm
Saturday, 02/07: Music & Multimedia Concert, Goethe-Institut, 5 pm
Saturday, 02/07: Frank, Goethe-Institut, 8 pm
Sunday, 02/08: Sunday Shorts, Goethe-Institut, 1 pm
Sunday, 02/08: The Wind Blows Where it Wants, Goethe-Insitut, 3 pm
Sunday, 02/08: Blood Fruit, Goethe-Institut, 4.30 pm
Sunday, 02/08: A Terrible Beauty, Goethe-Institut, 7 pm
Click the film title to find out more about the movie and watch a trailer.


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