The Toronto Irish Film Festival Celebrates the Best of Irish Cinema

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 4, 2016
References: toirishfilmfest & thestar
For those looking for an alternative to traditional St. Patrick's Day celebrations, the Toronto Irish Film Festival offers a perfect way to honor the Emerald Isle. With a number of high-profile Irish films making their Canadian debut, the festival is ideal for international movie buffs.

Officially celebrating its sixth year, the Toronto Irish Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates the best of Irish cinema. The event also serves to promote the work of Irish filmmakers working in the Great Toronto Area. What makes this year's event extra special is the introduction of the Irish Animation Showcase, which celebrates 13 animated shorts from some of the best Irish animation studios. The festival will also be showing screenings of some of this year's most anticipated Irish films, including 'You’re Ugly Too,' 'Shooting for Socrates' and a collection of short films called 'After'16.'

The event is being held from March 4th to 6th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theater and it serves to officially kick off Toronto's month-long St. Patrick's Day celebration.