Inaugural Toronto Irish Film Festival This Sunday

As a born Irishman, I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know that there’s a brand-new film festival in town, and it’s about to sham-rock your world. The first annual Toronto Irish Film Festival takes place on Sunday March 6th at the gorgeous TIFF Bell Lightbox. Ireland is not a cinematic powerhouse, but it does produce a few gems each year, and the festival organizers wisely chose to feature only the best for their maiden journey.

At 12:30pm, catch Academy Award®-nominated animated film The Secret of Kells, preceded by Academy Award®-nominated animated short Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty.

At 3:30pm, it’s Hot Docs favourite His and Hers, preceded by another Academy Award®-nominated animated short, Give Up Yer Aul Sins.

Following the film program, in true Irish tradition, there will be a piss-up reception at Grace O’Malley’s (14 Duncan Street). Film tickets are $12 ($9.50 seniors and youth, $5 children) for each pairing (feature plus short), which should leave you some change to buy the festival staff a well-deserved Guinness afterward. You can buy tickets online, by phone (416-599-8433 or 1-888-599-8433) or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West).

See you there!

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