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4 events for... movie lovers at this year's Dublin International Film Festival
Lights, camera, action!

THE VIRGIN MEDIA Dublin International Film Festival returned to the capital yesterday for its 17th year, running until March 3.

With over 125 events planned, including exhibitions, short films, documentaries and local and international feature films, cinema buffs will be in their element over the coming weeks. 

To get you started, here are four events that are worth adding to your festival diary.

1. Shooting the Mafia

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When: March 2

Where: Cineworld, Parnell Street

Produced by Mayo-based film maker Niamh Fagan, Shooting the Mafia is a feature documentary that sees the Sicilian Mafia and all of its harsh realities through the eyes of photographer Letizia Battaglia. 

Buy tickets here.

2. Wild Rose

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When: March 3

Where: Cineworld, Parnell Street

Aired on the last day of the festival, Killarney actor and singer Jessie Buckley stars alongside Julie Walters in this comedy/drama about “raw talent, sass and chasing your dreams.” 

Buy tickets here.

3. In the Name of the Costume


When: until March 3

Where: The Powerscourt Centre and Light House Cinema

This year, the festival has teamed up with The Irish Costume Archive Project to showcase a selection of costumes from Irish film and television.

Find out more information here.

4. Dublin on Screen

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When: February 22, March 1

Where: Light House Cinema 

Dublin on Screen celebrates the work and storytelling of three community-based projects through short film: The First Was a Boy, Confinement and There’s No Place Like Home. 

Buy tickets here.

See the full Dublin International Film Festival programme here

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