Belfast Film Festival

November 2020

Docs Ireland 2019

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Ignite Documentary Project Participants Announced
Docs Ireland and Cork International Film Festival Cork International Film Festival are delighted to announce the 2020 Ignite documentary development programme participants.

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Docs Ireland is an industry focussed, all Ireland International Documentary Festival.

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Docs Ireland 2020 

Following its postponement earlier in the year we are excited to launch Docs Ireland (alongside Belfast Film Festival) in a reduced format which will take place in November 2020.

The second annual DOCS IRELAND festival will focus on this year’s illuminating Irish documentary films including The 8th, an inspiring and moving film tracing Ireland’s campaign to remove the 8th Amendment – a constitutional ban on abortion, Des Henderson’s Lost Boys: Belfast’s Missing Children, which takes a forensic look at several child disappearances in 1970s Belfast. Award-winning Director Alison Millar will also host an online work-in-progress event with clips and insights into her brand-new film chronicling the influential life of the murdered journalist Lyra McKee.

Check out the full programme of Irish documentaries and industry events here.


Docs Ireland:

  • Celebrates documentary filmmaking and provides a platform for both national and international industries.
  • Is a hub for cross-border collaboration, international co-productions and sales and distribution through our full day one-to-one pitching forum, Doc Market.
  • Hosts industry events including talks, pitching sessions, masterclasses, a new talent focus & funding information sessions.
  • Features keynote speakers who are experts in the industry from Ireland and beyond.