Guest Announcements


We host some stellar guests for Q&A sessions throughout the festival, giving you the chance to find out more about their inspiration, process and future projects. Bring your finest questions!

Thu 22 Feb

18.30 - Director Maurice Fitzpatrick will attend In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

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Good Favour

Fri 23 Feb

18.15 - Director Nora Twomey will attend The Breadwinner 
18.30 - Good Favour will be followed by a Q&A with director Rebecca Daly 
20.45 - Lynne Ramsay will be in attendance for You Were Never Really Here

Sat 24 Feb

15.15 - Actor Ruby Barnhill will attend the UK premiere of Mary and the Witch's Flower 
16.15 - Director Pat Mills will attend the European premiere of Don't Talk to Irene 
17.30 - A Q&A with director Michael Pearce and actor Jessie Buckley will follow Beast 
20.30 - Karen Gillan and cast will attend the World premiere of The Party's Just Beginning
20.40 - There will be a Skype Q&A with Larry Cohen and Steve Mitchell following King Cohen

Sun 25 Feb

13.30 - Director Robert de Young and producer Stephan Wellink will attend Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches 
18.00 - Director Kathleen Hepburn will attend Never Steady, Never Still 
18.15 - You, Me and Him will now screen in GFT 1, with director Daisy Aiktens and actor David Tennant in attendance. 
20.30 - Director Orban Wallace and producer Verity Wislocki attend Another News Story 
20.55 - Director Paul Wright and composer Adrian Utley attend Arcadia

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The Breadwinner

Mon 26 Feb

18.00 - Director Deborah Haywood will attend Pin Cushion. Lily Newmark and Joanna Scanlan will no longer attend.  
18.15 - Director Warwick Thornton attends Sweet Country
20.15 - Actors Imogen Poots and Callum Turner will attend the UK premiere of Mobile Homes  
20.45 - Natalia Beristáin will no longer attend The Eternal Feminine

Tue 27 Feb

17.50 - Paddy Considine will attend Journeyman  
18.15 - Director David Freyne and actor Sam Keeley will attend The Cured 
20.40 - Director Xavier Legrand and actor Denis Ménochet will attend Custody

Wed 28 Feb

18.10 - Director Dónal Ó Céilleachair and cast will no longer be able to attend the World premiere of The Camino Voyage 
18.30 - Director Len Collin will no longer be able to join us for a Q&A following Sanctuary

Thu 1 Mar

18.00 - Director May Miles Thomas will attend Voyageuse. Siân Phillips will no longer attend.
18.30 - Director Sinéad O'Shea will no longer attend A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot 
20.30 - Director Aoife McArdle will no longer attend Kissing Candice 
21.00 - Directors Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman will no longer be able to attend Ghost Stories

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Kissing Candice

Fri 2 Mar

15.10 - Beloved author Bernard MacLaverty attends Cal 
15.30 - Director Daniel Leo will no longer be able to attend Man Proposes, God Disposes 
15.50 - Director Kelly Greene will attend Attack of the Bat Monsters 
18.00 - Director/producer Rima Das is no longer able to attend Village Rockstars 
20.30 - Actor John Gordon Sinclair will no longer be able to attend Nico, 1988 
20.40 - Producer Lukas Trimonis and actor Egle Mikulionyte will no longer be able to attend Miracle 
20.45 - Director Xavier Gens will no longer be able to attend Cold Skin

Sat 3 Mar

15.45 - Director Mujah Maraini-Melehi and writer Deborah Belford de Furia will no longer be able to attend Haiku on a Plum Tree 
18.00 - Carolina Jabor will no longer attend Liquid Truth 
18.15 - Actor Gemma Arterton will attend The Escape
20.15 - Director Jonathan Sequeira will no longer attends Descent into the Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story
20.45 - Director Douglas King and actors Sean Biggerstaff, James Allenby Kirk, Darren Osborne and Janey Godley will attend Super November

Sun 4 Mar

16.00 - Actors Gary Lewis and Stephen McCole will join us for Orphans

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