The Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF) celebrates annually the best of new Irish comedies, dramas, documentaries, shorts and animation, and particularly welcomes Irish language films. The four-day event, on the first weekend in March, is presented in partnership with the American Film Institute and with a heavy assist from the Irish Film Institute, Screen Ireland and the Irish Arts Council. Thanks to the support of Culture Ireland, CIFF hosts visiting directors, producers and actors and makes them available for talkbacks and conversation after screenings. In its 13th year, CIFF is again presented at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
CIFF also produces Irish Popcorn! an occasional free film series. For a heads up on that and the other contemporary arts presentations, get on our mailing list under “Get Involved” on the Home Page. For more on Irish film and filmmakers, go to Film News under the Film dropdown list.