CIACLA Presents: The Irish Film Festival Los Angeles 2024

A Celebration of Irish Cinematic Film | MARCH 16 & 17TH 2024

March 2024 will mark the fifth year of CIACLA's celebration of Irish Film with a two day festival held in Santa Monica, showcasing the best of Irish film featuring some of Ireland's most exciting filmmakers!

The Irish Film Festival Los Angeles 2024 will feature a two day curated selection of contemporary Irish cinematic brilliance, showcasing a series of films from riveting feature-length films to compelling shorts, experimental film, whimsical animations, and poignant Irish Language film.

Consisting of the finest works from some of Ireland's most visionary filmmakers, from heartfelt dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, every film stands as a testament to the sheer talent and passion emanating from the Irish film industry.

With Irish cinema continuously making waves on the international scene, CIACLA is both proud and excited to amplify these voices, championing new stories and the artists behind them.

Held during the international day of Irish celebration on St Patrick Day’s weekend March 16th & 17th, 2024, The Irish Film Festival Los Angeles will be a centrepiece of activities celebrating Irish in Los Angeles, with various film screenings, music and networking events! 

Location: Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Kindly supported by Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme, LA County Arts & Culture & Creative Recovery LA, Irish Film Institute in connection with Culture Ireland and The Arts Council of Ireland.

Submit Your FIlm!

Calling All Filmmakers! Submit your Film via Film Freeway. CIACLA extends a warm invitation to Irish filmmakers, regardless of their location. Whether you're in the bustling streets of Los Angeles, the serene landscapes of Ireland, or anywhere else in the world, we want your unique vision. We're eager to see a mix of genres — drama, comedy, experimental, Gaeilge, documentary, animation, sci-fi, and more. Share your story with us.

Check Out our 2023 Showcase!

About CIACLA's Irish Film Festival Los Angeles

CIACLA’s Irish Film Festival in Los Angeles celebrates and showcases the rich history and culture of Ireland through film. It brings together the local Irish community and film lovers to experience the diversity and talent of Irish filmmakers. The showcase provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work and engage with audiences, promoting cultural exchange and education. The showcase screens films with a curated selection of English & Irish {Gaeilge} language films from Irish Filmmakers living across the globe, while also celebrating the best in contemporary Irish film produced on the island of Ireland. The films selected for the showcase represent a diverse range of themes, styles, and perspectives, offering something for everyone. The Irish film industry has a rich history of producing critically acclaimed, captivating and thought-provoking films. From internationally awarded feature length and short films, dramas to heartfelt contemporary stories, Irish film has the ability to entertain, inspire, and educate audiences.

CIACLA’s Irish film festival in Los Angeles is a wonderful opportunity to bring the best of Irish cinema to the West Coast of the USA, providing a platform for Irish filmmakers to showcase their work and connect with new audiences. CIACLA’s Irish Film Showcase in Los Angeles provides a positive impact on the Irish film industry by showcasing Irish films to a new and diverse audience, helping to raise the profile of Irish cinema, promoting it to a global audience. This increased exposure helps to open up new opportunities for Irish filmmakers, both in terms of funding and distribution.

The Irish film festival in Los Angeles is an opportunity to bring the Irish community, friends, peers and colleagues together, fostering a sense of community and pride in Irish Culture. The showcase provides a space for filmmakers to network and connect with their peers, forging new relationships and collaborations, including Q&A sessions with filmmakers. This provides audiences with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the films and the filmmakers behind them. It also provides a platform for Irish-American filmmakers to connect with their roots and film enthusiasts to engage with exciting new content, while also strengthening the cultural link between Ireland and the United States. 

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