An acclaimed and popular showcase of world cinema, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) is dedicated to presenting and supporting the very best in Irish and international film. Held annually every Feburary since 2003, the eleven day event showcases 130 feature films, alongside public interviews, industry workshops and masterclasses with international guests.
Over 70 directors, actors and producers attend the festival to meet Irish filmmakers and audiences and discuss their work; recent guests include Marjane Satrapi, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Tilda Swinton, Colin Firth, John Sayles, Glenn Close, Mike Leigh, Daniel Day Lewis, Patricia Clarkson, Paolo Sorrentino and Kristin Scott Thomas, amongst others. The 2013 lineup included a special focus on Scandinavian Cinema, workshops with Margery Simkin and Tobias Lindholm and a special concert of the film music of Dario Marianelli. The very popular Audience Award was won by the Irish Documentary Broken Song and the festival bestowed its annual Volta Awards for Career Achievement upon Tim Roth, Costa-Gavras, Danny DeVito & Joss Whedon.