The 93rd Academy Award shortlist was announced this week and we are thrilled that four films from the 2021 Dublin international Film Festival Programme and one from the 2020 Programme are shortlisted for the illustrious Oscar.

Find out more about the Oscar-nominated films screening at the Festival and pre-book your tickets: seats are limited!

HOPE, Maria Sodahl

International Feature Film (Norway)

When artist Anja is rocked by the latest news of her illness, she decides to keep the diagnosis private from everyone but her husband, Tomas. This tender drama shows the effects of cancer on their marriage.

GUNDA, Viktor Kossakovsky


A real-life Babe is the star of this black and white documentary that gives us an intimate account of the life of a pig. 

MINARI, Lee Isaac Chung

Music (Original Score) and Music (Best Original Song) for “Rain Song”

A Korean family makes a life for themselves on modest land in the Ozarks in Arkansas as they navigate the unfamiliar territories of both farming and the immigrant experience. 

AMMONITE, Francis Lee

Music (Original Score)

A remarkable and passionate love affair between the palaeontologist Mary Anning and a married woman, Charlotte.

From the 2020 Virgin Media DIFF Programme:

TWO OF US, Filippo Meneghetti

International Feature Film (France)

The romantic drama tells the story of two retired women living in the same apartment building who have been keeping a huge secret - they are passionately in love.