MEDIA Films on Irish Screens August 2020
04 August 2020

MEDIA Films on Irish Screens August 2020



The IFI Dublin, a Europa Cinema member, will re-open on Wednesday 26th August! They will screen two Irish films supported by MEDIA - SEA FEVER and VIVARIUM on Wednesday and Thursday

You can also go to their online platform which offers a selection of Irish and international programming available to audiences across Ireland.

IFI Home also hosts the Reel Art Collection, a selection of 20 Irish-made documentaries, funded by the Arts Council, that showcases the talent of Irish non-fiction filmmaking. The films include Tadhg O’Sullivan’s The Great Wall, Claire Dix’s We Are Moving: Memories of Miss Moriarty, David Cairns and Paul Duane’s Natan, and Oonagh Kearney’s Teach Ionadh/Wonder House. Available to rent for €3.99 from


The Traitor tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980s, war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Buscetta flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are settled and Buscetta watches from afar as members of his family are are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the vow he made to the Cosa Nostra. Rent The Traitor from the IFI Player here. The film was supported by supported by MEDIA grants of over €700,000 for development and distribution.



Both Lighthouse, Dublin and Pálás Cinema, Galway are now open with programmes of new and older films. In Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema, you can watch the beautiful Italian homage to film, Cinema Paradiso, which was also included in last year's MEDIA initiative, A Season of Classic Films

access>CINEMA at Home

Via its national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations, access>CINEMA screens the best of European films across Ireland in 80 venues and film clubs such as Solstice Arts Centre, NavanSource Arts Centre, Thurles; the Galway Film Society, Townhall Theatre; Carlow Visual CentreCork Cine Club; Axis Ballymun and The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. They have received MEDIA funding through the Distribution Selective scheme

Are you missing attending screenings at your local film club or arts centre venue? Check if they are participating in the new initiative - access>CINEMA at Home screenings. 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.


VOLTA in association with Screen Ireland are gifting thousands of rental codes from a diverse range of independent Irish films to audiences from the VIEW IT ON VOLTA film collection. Starting from 1st July, over eights weeks Volta will reveal a new Irish film collection and a viewing code every Wednesday. They will drawing from their extensive collection of independent Irish film, the widest collection of Irish film available to rent online. Curated by programmer Charlene Lydon, the collections will include films spanning three decades and showcase the exciting evolution of Irish film from the early days of the Irish Film Board all the way up to Ireland's current crop of talented filmmakers. The remaining special offer collections include: 

  • Pioneers
  • Documentaries
  • Music

Many of the curated collections include Irish films supported by MEDIA funding over the years. 


MEDIA supports both Curzon Home Cinema and MUBI on which you can find many MEDIA films. If you are a supporter of the Irish Film Institute, you can now enjoy three months of MUBI for free.

Available now on Curzon Home Cinema, is HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR (A White, White Day) which is supported by MEDIA. This is a psychological thriller set in a remote Icelandic town. Ingimundur (Ingvar Sigurðsson), an off-duty police chief, suspects a local man had an affair with his late wife. His obsession for finding out the truth begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.