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 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; and a specifically curated Shorts Programme.

This expanded Festival Tour will give audiences beyond Dublin an opportunity to engage with the festival experience and view a variety of exceptional world cinema titles

The event, which is supported by the Arts Council, will take place at the end of February and the beginning of March to coincide with the Dublin International Film Festival.

This year’s participating sites include:

Please visit the individual websites for screening times and to book tickets

Film details:

Mami Wata

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.

Toni (Toni, en famille)

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?

Short Film Programme

  • 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.