Recently founded Green Ray Film Agency, in Cork, Ireland, flies the flag for new cinema working with Irish filmmaking talent to connect their work with international audiences. The CIFF is delighted to welcome Green Way Film Agency co-founders Mick Hannigan and Una Feely to the festival presenting five U.S. premiers from their catalogue followed by a conversation with award winning actress and first-time director Eva Birthistle and award-winning directors Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn.
The Chicago Irish Film Festival, dedicated to presenting the works of Irish filmmakers since 1999, opens for Chicago audiences a window into the color and complexity of Irish life. From documentary and drama to horror, comedy and animation, CIFF specializes in US premieres and films that have recently screened at Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW. And since the inception of CIFF, we have screened most of the Irish Films that have won, been nominated or short-listed for an Academy Award.