The full Programme for the 2022 Festival has been announced.

We are thrilled to announce the full programme for this year's festival. As always, our short film screenings will take centre stage and we are doing things a little bit differently this year. We have moved screening times to the afternoon and evenings to ensure as many people see these fantastic films as possible.

Our short film programme is genuinely one of the best we’ve ever had, and once again we’re delighted to achieve a 50/50 split of male and female directors. We also have the inclusion of some very exciting new categories such as Dance and Horror, which take place in wondeful venues of Shawbrook Residental and Skelly’s Bar Courtyard. The promotion of local talent is always at the forefront of our programming and this year, we have something very exciting.

We are delighted to screen Longford directors Patrick McGivney and Robert Higgins’s haunting and affecting film Lakelands. The directing duo have successfully transitioned their storytelling skills from short to feature length film and hosting this homecoming screening in the Backstage Theatre is truly special.

We also have a fully stacked programme of panels and workshops, including cinematography and producing panels as well as the always popular children’s animation workshop. Be sure to check out the screening of Ballymahon artist Adrian Duncan Jr’s new short film Lost Colony and a unique 90th-anniversary screening of CT Dreyer’s masterpiece Vampyr with a live score by Still Voices co-founder David Colohan. This is just a taste of what’s on offer from November 9 - 13 and we hope you enjoy this year’s selection of films, panels and guests.