21st October 2022

Ennis International Fantastic Film Fest

It’s almost upon us!  Ireland’s first ‘fantastic’ genre film festival – Ennis International Fantastic FilmFest (EIFF) – covering Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

What can you expect?  A programme of features, retrospectives, international shorts, Irish shorts, student shorts, workshops, a stellar  Industry Panel Discussion, an ideas Pitching Competition, a Film Pub Quiz,  a Whiskey Experience, and EIFF’s very own Festival Beer!

Ennis International Fantastic FilmFest is committed to promoting and supporting established and emerging Irish Filmmakers in the  Fantastic genre. In a thrilling line-up, EIFF has Shorts and Features made by Filmmakers from all over the world. Irish talent from Clare, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Dublin, and Kerry, plus international premieres and exclusives made by filmmakers from Australia, Mexico, Rep. of Kazakhstan, USA, UK, France, Spain, and The Netherlands.

The opening night gala film at glor on Friday October 28th is ‘York Witches Society’ co-written and directed by Liza Bolton, who will join us on the night. Tickets from glor box office or online at

The retrospectives include family-friendly Hocus Pocus (the original) screened at Arc Cinema Ennis (formerly Empire)  at 12 noon, Saturday October 29th.  While later that day at Arc Cinema you can feast on Danny Boyle’s ’28 Days Later’, starring a young and brilliant Cillian Murphy. Screening at 9.30pm. Tickets just €6 on Eventbrite See:

EIFF will host what promises to be an amazing programme of workshops, demos and panel discussion including a five hour demo on ‘Prosthetics for the Film Industry’ plus free classes on ‘Hair and Make-up for film industry (open to 14+), both held at The College of Further Education & Training campus, Clonroad, Ennis on Saturday October 29th. Tickets on Eventbrite

Across town at TUS Ennis Campus, a panel discussion featuring industry heavy weights led by US based producer of horror films and TV shows Tara Ansley who is also co-owner  of cult fan magazine Fangoria. Panellists include Oscar winning producer John McDonnell of Fantastic Films, Director Liza Bolton, Producer James Ryan and internationally published author of gothic literature Dr Tracy Fahey.

Other workshops include ‘Road from Short to Feature’ with US award winning screenwriter/director Bryce McGuire and ‘Character Design Workshop’ with Ken Coleman,  a mixed media artist combining fine art training with photography, traditional sculpture, 3D Modelling, digital painting and emerging technologies. Tickets on Eventbrite

To view full EIFF Programme click here: EIFF Programme_2022

Ennis Chamber is proud to promote this new industry-led niche festival and to provide administrative support and we are particularly grateful to Ennis Chamber member sponsors TUS (formerly LIT),  Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board and Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC), together with Clare County Council, Creative Ireland and Screen Ireland.

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Twitter: @EnnisFilmFest

Insta: @ennisfilmfest

Facebook: @ennisinternationalfantasticfilmfest

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