The festival is delighted to announce that beloved children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson will attend the Audi Dublin International Film Festival to celebrate her work and the films that have inspired her.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s books are full of memorable characters that have resonated in the hearts, minds and imaginations of young readers around the world. As this year’s Festival Curator, she has selected three films for the Fantastic Flix programme for children and young people which she’d like to share with audiences in Dublin. These include an adaptation of her work, The Illustrated Mum (courtesy of Channel 4) as well as the films Mandy and The Secret Garden.

The Illustrated Mum will be followed by a Q&A with Dame Jacqueline Wilson. She will also introduce The Secret Garden and Mandy.

Book tickets / more information about The Illustrated Mum (Sat 11 February)
Book tickets / more information about The Secret Garden (Sun 12 February)
Book tickets / more information about Mandy (Mon 13 February)

Commenting on her upcoming visit to ADIFF, Jacqueline Wilson said:

“I’m very much looking forward to returning to Dublin in February to present three of my favourite films. I’ll be introducing the excellent film adaptation of my own book The Illustrated Mum, directed by Cilla Ware, followed by a Q&A with me. I will also introduce Mandy, a black and white film about a little deaf girl, which made an enormous impression on me as a child, and The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, a truly magical film. It will be a lovely opportunity to meet lots of you!”