Dublin here, Dublin there! This year the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF ) will tour its Irish shorts program to international locations that share the names Dublin - Dublin, Ohio; Dublin, Texas; and Dublin.

Audi Dublin International Film Festival has a history of successful outreach programs and a fantastic reputation of working with festivals around the world. In 2016 the Festival will reach further afield, touring a program of the Festival’s Irish shorts in international locations that share the name Dublin.

Dublin, Ohio; Dublin, Texas; and Dublin, Virginia have each offered their knowledge, resources and venues to help share a program including Little Bear, Geist, The Break, Mechanic and Ode to Love, in order to connect communities and enliven Dublin communities globally, offering some of the festival magic that ADIFF can offer.

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The project aims to strengthen the Festival’s connection with Ireland and, and indeed Dublin’s diaspora, creating connections with these communities as well as sharing Ireland’s love of cinema.

The 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival will feature over 80 films from 27 countries, and will welcome over 40 guests to the capital over this 11-day celebration of film. Book ended by highly anticipated Irish films, the Festival will open on Thursday 18th February with the European premiere of Sing Street, attended by director John Carney and cast members Jack Reynor, Ferdia Walsh Peelo and Lucy Boynton, and closes with director Paddy Breathnach’s stunning Oscar longlisted Viva.

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Humanitarian and screen icon Richard Gere will attend the Arnotts Gala screening of Time Out of Mind, joining a host of stellar guests including legendary acting talents Claudia Cardinale and Dame Angela Lansbury, alongside acclaimed directors Rebecca Miller with her comedy Maggie’s Plan, Ben Wheatley with his JG Ballard adaptation High Rise, Joachim Trier with Louder than Bombs and Neil Jordan for the 20th anniversary celebration of Michael Collins.

Dublin Texas / Sat 20th Feb / Dublin Public Library

Dublin, Texas, is located near the heart of the State. Known as “The Irish Capital of Texas”, visitors are welcomed to Dublin, Texas by huge shamrocks and a welcoming leprechaun at each of the four major thoroughfares into town.

Dublin Ohio / Fri 26th Feb / Dublin Arts Centre

Dublin, Ohio, is located just minutes from Ohio’s capital City of Columbus. Dublin Arts Council (DAC) is a thriving nonprofit community arts organization that engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts.

Dublin Virginia / Fri 26th Feb / Pulaski County Library System

Dublin, Virginia, is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, which are in fact a separate part of the same historical mountain range in Ireland today.

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Little Bear

Director: Daire Glynn, Ger Duffy

Writer: Daire Glynn

A Short story of friendship, love and imagination. Starring Calum Heath (Love/Hate), Kieran O'Reilly (The Canal) and Kojii Helnwein (Project Runway).


Writer-directors: Ben Harper, Sean Mullen, Alex Sherwood

A shipwrecked fisherman takes shelter in an abandoned house on a remote island, but soon realises he is not alone.

The Break

Directors: Dennis Fitzpatrick, Ken Williams / Ireland / 17 mins

Writer: Ken Williams

The Break is a story about a family: Tim and his two sons, Seán and Scott. It’s post-economic-crash Ireland and they’re down on their luck.


Writer-directors: Tom Sullivan, Feidlim Cannon

A mechanic at the end of his tether finds solace in old age...

An Ode to Love

Writer-director: Matthew Darragh

A lonely man on a desert island explores the highs and lows of romantic love when a mysterious companion is washed ashore.

For more visit www.diff.ie of search for #LoveADIFF.

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