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Actor Colin Farrell

Actor Colin Farrell

Actor Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell has been added to the line up of guests at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, joining stars including Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.

The award-winning actor is a frequent festival guest and is set to participate in a discussion with festival director Gráinne Humphreys.

Farrell and Humphreys will discuss his career in Irish and international film.

The Castleknock born star has been based stateside in LA for many years.

For the first time ever, the Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) will be an online event this year.

“What this does is open festivals up to a greater panoply of people and wider audience and allows people to get a sense of the opportunities and films at a film festival and the passion that fuels film festivals. They are incredible experiences,” Farrell said about the festival’s new format.

The ever-expanding line up of guests also welcomes filmmaker Francis Lee, who directed the critically acclaimed film ‘God’s Own Country.’ He will join the festival this year to discuss his newest film, ‘Ammonite.’

Another new addition to the programme is filmmaker Amma Asante, who will take part in a seminar on Black Women Filmmakers, focused on diversity and representation in film.

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Festival has programmed three ground-breaking films by women directors.

The opening night will see the premiere of ‘Supernova’ starring international actors Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth. The pair also helped to launch the festival, taking part in a conversation with Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys.

Stanley Tucci, star of films such as ‘The Hunger Games’ saga and ‘The Lovely Bones’ said: “It’s a great honour to have the film open the festival. I’m very sad that we can’t all do this in person.

“I love this festival. This festival and others like it are absolutely crucial to finding new audiences and furthering the progress of independent film.”

Colin Firth also praised the festival: “A festival that has the respect and the prestige of the Dublin International Film Festival is an enormous thing for us. Stanley and I have wonderful memories of being at the festival before.”

Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys has high hopes for this year’s festival: “We have reached out to old and new friends to join us for our online presentation and the guest list is growing every day.”

“I hope that this year’s programme will excite and delight both our regular attendees and attract new audiences to this year’s celebration of the best of independent cinema.”

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival takes place from 3rd – 14th March 2021 and will showcase national and international talent in the film industry.

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