While we wait for news about when Irish cinemas can re-open here are some Irish online platforms who are part of the Europa Cinemas network where you can watch great European films and documentaries many of them supported by Creative Europe.
Europa Cinemas, supported by Creative Europe, provides support to cinemas that undertake to give a significant part of their screenings to non-national European films and to put in place activities for young audiences.
irish film institute | IFI@Home
Exclusive to Irish audiences, IFI@Home is free to browse and join.
- NEW YORK OUR TIME opens Friday 21sy May)
- THE WINTER LAKE (MEDIA supported Irish film)
- ONCE UPON A RIVER
- EFFIE GRAY
IFI International is the Irish Film Institute’s global streaming service, making Irish film available for cultural exhibition worldwide, supported by Culture Ireland.
triskel arts centre
Triskel Presents from the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork has a host of films to watch online on their platform. Films include:
Volta | Lighthouse | Palás Cinema Galway
The Lighthouse cinema group brings you films to stream at home on their online sister company Volta.ie.
access>CINEMA at Home
access>CINEMA at Home provides a virtual cinema experience that allows film clubs and arts centre to bring a new or recent film digitally to their audiences. New titles are being negotiated and added on a regular basis, with a portion of each customer rental being paid to the arts centre or film club hosting the virtual screening. Check out their members here to support a cinema club near you.
Some current titles showing online via access>CINEMA members:
- THE BIKE THIEF from Birr Theatre
- Bealtaine Festival Screenings at Watergate Theatre in association with IFI Dublin include MEDIA films THE RACER (Ireland) and ETERNAL BEAUTY.