12 days, 50 countries and 100+ films: Welcome to the 2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival – a 12 day extravaganza of cinema and an opportunity to see the very best of world cinema and film talent in Dublin.

Our Irish film programme is one of the strongest in years, with a wonderful line up of features, documentaries and shorts. Highlights include our Virgin Media Opening Night Gala, Lorcan Finnegan’s superb Vivarium, and the Virgin Media Closing Night Gala, Phyllida Lloyd and Clare Dunne’s heartbreaking Herself – plus a special mention of Tom O’Sullivan’s Arracht, which will tour to venues around the country during the Festival. This year marks the second year of our Documentary Competition, and we have a wonderful line-up this year which includes a mini focus on portraits of artists – a subject at the heart of both Reel Arts films this year.

This year’s Festival was inspired by 2020 – the opportunity to review the past with fresh eyes – as well as by the monumental documentary, Women Make Film. We are excited to present a curated retrospective of rare female-directed features from around the world, starting with two spectacular silent films from 1922.

There is much, much more to the programme this year – so please browse the programme e-catalogue below or check out the full selection of films under the 'Festival 2020' section of our website: diff.ie

Finally, from our entire team, we look forward to welcoming you to the Festival this year – 26th February to 8th March.

Browse our programme e-catalogue below