Picture this: How Dublin International Film Festival moved online

Turning the annual showcase into an online event created challenges, but also some beautiful surprises, for festival director Grainne Humphreys

27th February, 2021
Picture this: How Dublin International Film Festival moved online
Grainne Humphreys, director of Dublin International Film Festival: ‘Moving the festival entirely online did break our hearts a little, but if the option was scrapping the year then that wasn’t an option.’ Photo: Fergal Phillips

Grainne Humphreys looks relieved, as well she might. Just a couple of hours before we talked, the director of the Dublin Film Festival had released the programme for the latest iteration of the capital’s most popular and prestigious cultural event; in the middle of lockdown, at the height of a global pandemic, when nobody can go to the cinema.

“I’ll be honest, I was worried,” Humphreys admits. “When it came to October last...

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