CIFF 2019 Audience Talks Back

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A record number of filmgoers attended the 13th annual Capital Irish Film Festival last weekend at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Almost 500 audience members gave us written feedback on their impressions of the Festival films.

The Drummer and The Keeper, Director Nick Kelly and Producer Kate McColgan, and I, Dolours, Director Maurice Sweeney and Producers Ed Moloney and Nuala Cunningham tied for Audience Favorite. Second in the voting for Audience Favorite was Lomax in Eirinn and the third was Float Like a Butterfly.

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Among the 6 short films in that category, The Invention, Director Leo McGuigan and Producer Margaret McGoldrick, was the Audience Favorite. The second place among short films was Gra e Eagla (Love and Fear in Irish) and third place was Late Afternoon.

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You can help your favorite films from the Festival find U.S. distribution by going to and rating them there.

Look for our bi-monthly Irish Popcorn! films throughout the year (“Keepers of the Flame” on May 6, 2019, at NYU DC campus 13 and L Sts. NW) and Save The Date for 14th annual CIFF 2020 at AFI, February 28, 29 and March 1, 2, 2020.