February 14-24, 2013
What’s It All About?
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) was established in 2003 and is an annual film festival that is held in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin. It is a city-wide event and takes place at venues across all Dublin City Centre Cinemas including The Savoy, Cineworld, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. There are over 120 films that include Irish premieres that are showcased every year.
The festival encourages movie-lovers to appreciate as many films as they can in a bid to create a unique forum of exchange between the public and the filmmaking community in the form of panel discussions, public interviews et al.
Every year, the festival presents the Volta Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to cinema. Named after Ireland’s first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre on Mary Street in Dublin, recipients of The Volta have included Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Consolata Boyle, George Morrison, Paolo Sorrentino and Thierry Fremaux.
Watch Out For!
Award-winning theatre director Rufus Norris’s debut feature, Broken Horses is a powerful drama featuring an ensemble cast. The film also features newcomer Eloise Laurence, Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.
Director Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God is another film to watch out for. Gibney will attend the screening and host a master class on documentary filmmaking on February 14.
Paul Duane and David Cairns will attend the screening of Natan, a film where the makers have excavated an extraordinary tale that aims to rewrite the history of European cinema.
Acclaimed Sri Lankan director Prasanna Vithanage (Pura Handa Kaluwara, Akasa Kusum) returns with one of his best works, With You, Without You. The director will be present at the screening too.
The winner of the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Night Of Silence directed by Reis Çelik, will also be screened.
Other screenings include:
• Gangs Of Wasseypur I and II
• Cloud Atlas
• LA Confidential
• Much Ado About Nothing
• Robot & Frank
• The War Of The Roses
Special Concert Introduced by Dario Marianelli, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents a programme specially selected for the National Concert Hall by the composer, including music from Ailsa and I Went Down as well as debut Irish performances of his The Brothers Grimm, Pride And Prejudice, Anna Karenina and Atonement suites.
Mark McLoughlin’s film Blood Rising takes us right into the heart of a truly terrifying world and will close the festival.