Special Pat Collins event taking place on Inis Oírr this July

A special event highlighting the work of acclaimed Irish filmmaker Pat Collins will take place on Inis Oírr this July. On July 6th, Galway Film Society and Áras Éanna will host the double screening on the island. The day will begin at 4pm with a screening of John McGahern: A Private World – Collins’ award-winning […]

Pride screenings across the access>CINEMA network

It’s Pride month, and to mark the occassion several sites across the access>CINEMA network are holding special screenings to celebrate LGBT+ stories. Other screenings are planned over the next coming months to mark local Pride events. You can find details of some of this year’s Pride screenings below: As ever, any programmers or network venues […]

May Film Tour to coincide with Bealtaine

We are delighted to announce that the May Film Tour, organised by access>CINEMA and the Irish Film Institute to coincide with the Bealtaine Festival, will again take place in 2024. This year the theme of the Bealtaine is Lust for Life, based on Iggy Pop’s iconic punk-era song celebrating life’s dreams and ambitions The May […]

The Teachers’ Lounge wins LUX Audience Award 2024

Image from The Teachers' Lounge showing the main character Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) shouting in a classroom.

The German drama will soon be available across the access>CINEMA network Acclaimed German drama The Teachers’ Lounge, directed by İlker Çatak, has won this year’s prestigious LUX European Audience Film Award. The film follows Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) – a newly appointed, very dedicated high school teacher. When one of her students is accused of […]

DIFF on Tour 2024: Festival highlights to screen at access>CINEMA sites

Screenshot from the film Mami Wata

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, access>CINEMA 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 […]

MyFrenchFilmFestival 2024 now streaming on MyCinema

Banner image for MyFrenchFilmFestival

More than two dozen recent French short and feature films are now available to watch on access>CINEMA’s MyCinema platform as part of this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival, which runs from today, January 19th, until February 19th. This year’s film is the 14th edition of the first worldwide online festival entirely dedicated to Francophone films. A groundbreaking initiative, […]

Documentary ‘Gaza’ available for screenings in support of humanitarian efforts in Gaza

Documentary 'Gaza' available for screenings in support of humanitarian efforts in Gaza

The award-winning 2019 documentary film Gaza is being made available for fundraising screenings in support of the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Gaza. Wildcard Distribution, who own the screening rights to the film, will waive licence fees and access CINEMA will waive booking fees for these charity screenings. The box office generated from the screenings may be donated […]

access>CINEMA to take part in Month of European Film 2023

access>CINEMA to take part in Month of European Film 2023

Film clubs and venues across access>CINEMA’s network will be taking part in the Month of European Film, taking place between November 1 and December 9 2023. access>CINEMA is one of the partner cinemas participating in this year’s Month of European Film, which has been launched by the European Film Academy – in partnership with Europa […]

Maureen Kearney visits Galway for screening of La Syndicaliste

Maureen Kearney visits Galway for screening of La Syndicaliste

As La Syndicaliste continues its successful run across the access>CINEMA network, Galway Film Society hosted Maureen Kearney for a special reception and Q&A to coincide with their screening of the film that recounts the Irish woman’s extraordinary story. La Syndicaliste stars French superstar Isabelle Huppert and explores Maureen’s experiences as a senior trade union representative-turned-whistleblower in a French […]