The Capital Irish Film Festival Starts Today!

Feb 28-Mar 3. AFI Silver is excited to host the 13th Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF), co-presented by Solas Nua. Celebrating Irish identity, culture and artistry, CIFF brings the best in contemporary Irish cinema to the Washington, DC, area.

The festival opens with Nick Kelly's crowd-pleasing dramedy THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER and closes with stirring documentary LOMAX IN ÉIRINN, a look at American ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax's role in preserving Ireland's folk music heritage. Other highlights include FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival; found-footage chiller THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY, with director Aislinn Clarke in attendance; and DON'T LEAVE HOME, Ireland's answer to GET OUT, with director Michael Tully in attendance; and highly anticipated horror THE HOLE IN THE GROUND, fresh from Sundance. Northern Irish actor Lalor Roddy (GAME OF THRONES) is set to attend the festival to discuss his roles in three of this year's selections – THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY and DON'T LEAVE HOME. CIFF is proudly supported by IFI International, Culture Ireland and Arts Council Ireland.