Kids, Families & Schools

Details of the 2017 Fantastic Flix programme are available here. Suitable for children aged 4 - 16 and adults of all ages! 

Fantastic Flix

ADIFF is delighted to announce the return of Fantastic Flix for a second year from February 4 - 25 with an exciting line-up of films for young people (aged 4 - 16) alongside a very special visit from beloved children’s author, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and a special Festival Preview of The LEGO® Batman Movie

Fantastic Flix is the young people’s strand of the festival, featuring an exciting line-up of high-quality Irish and International films as well as workshops and side-events curated not just to entertain children and parents, but also to provide young audiences with access to a greater range of cultural cinema and filmmaking talent through a unique festival experience.

We look forward to welcoming schools, families and young people to this year’s festival. 

View the Fantastic Flix programme here.

ADIFF Child Protection Policy


Fantastic Flix offers a programme for both primary and secondary level pupils. Suitable for children aged 4 - 16, the programme addresses themes of friendship, bravery, creativity, love and loyalty. Some film screenings will also come with an educational pack for the teacher’s use.

You can find out more about the films available for school bookings here.

Ticket Prices: €5 per student or €4 per student for DEIS schools. Workshops are priced between €11 and €16.

Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury

Fantastic Flix is introducing a new voice to the festival, the Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury of 11-12 year-olds who will watch, evaluate, and review Fantastic Flix titles from around the world before deciding on one film as the Best Fantastic Flix Film of 2017. Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury is in collaboration with The Ark’s Children’s Council and the Irish Film Classification Office.

Fantastic Flix and the National Youth Media Awards

This year ADIFF is delighted to work with to present the winning entries from the ‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Short Video Category. The awards aim to encourage discussion of drug-related issues by inviting young people to produce a piece of original content relating to drug and/or alcohol use.

You can find out more about this here