SFS to take part in Dublin International Film Festival Tour

Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) Tour 2024 in association with access>CINEMA and with the support of the Arts Council.

Presented as part of Dublin International Film Festival 2024, accessCINEMA is delighted to bring a number of highlights from the festival to various venues outside of Dublin as part of this annual Film Festival Tour.

The Festival Tour continues for another year expanding in 2024 to now include three festival highlights; French comedy drama Toni, starring Camille Cottin, West African folklore tale Mami Wata, along with a specifically curated Shorts Programme.

Sligo Film Society is once again delighted to be a tour venue giving our audience an opportunity to have the festival experience and view an exceptional world cinema titles. 

The festival screenings, which are supported by the Arts Council, will take place in our usual setting at The Model from Thursday 29th February until Saturday 2nd March to coincide with the Dublin International Film Festival.

Tour Programme

Toni (Toni, en famille)

Thurs. 29 Feb., 8pm
€9 / €7 (conc)

Director: Nathan Ambrosioni
Cast: Camille Cottin, Léa Lopez, Thomas Gioria, Louise Labèque, Oscar Pauleau, Juliane Lepoureau
96 minutes, France, 2023, Cert: TBC

Toni is raising her five children alone. A full-time job. She also sings at bars and had a hit single 20 years ago. Today, as her two eldest prepare to go to college, Toni wonders: what will she do when all of her offspring have left home?


Mami Wata

Fri 1 Mar., 8pm
€9 / €7 (conc)

Director: C.J. Obasi
Cast: Evelyne Ily,Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Kelechi Udegbe, Emeka Amakeze, Rita Edochie, Tough Bone
107 minutes, Nigeria, 2022, Cert: TBC

This genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Set in the matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, where West African water deity, Mami Wata, reigns via village leader Mama Efe, it uniquely brings to the screen a story of mythology, fantasy, and folklore. When the harmony of the village is threatened, two sisters must fight to restore order, as traditions of the past crash with calls from the future.

Short Film Programme

Sat. 2 Mar., 5pm
€9 / €7 (conc)

• Grill / Jade Aksnes
• The Old Young Crow / Liam LoPinto
• I Promise You Paradise / Morad Mostafa
• 7 fois / Christine Wiederkehr
• Expectations and Other Products / Dali Rust
• Treasure by the River / Hanjie Bao, Manting Huang

98 minutes, Norway, Japan/USA, Egypt, Switzerland, Lithuania, China, 2023

The short film format has always been a crucial part of the festival, acting as both a showcase for future talent and as an art form in its own right. Dublin International Film Festival is proud to present
a curated programme of Irish and international short films as part of the DIFF Tour 2024.

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