Boyne Valley International Film Festival 2022 | Discover Boyne Valley Meath, Ireland

Boyne Valley International Film Festival 2022

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Boyne Valley, Droichead Arts Centre and film maker Frank W. Kelly are delighted to announce the inaugural Boyne Valley International Film Festival. Curated by acclaimed filmmaker and Boyne Valley native Frank W. Kelly and Collette Farrell, Droichead Arts Centre Director, this two day event will feature the best short films from around the country, and the world, with a special focus on films made in the region. 

The Festival will also shine a light on the work of talented writer, director and producer Roisin Kearney, screening a selection of her shorts: Run, No Dogs, The Family Way, We Have Each Other and Paddy. 

The history and natural beauty of the Boyne Valley lend themselves perfectly to the medium of film. With this in mind, the Festival will screen a selection of shorts made in the region by filmmakers including Darren Thornton, JJ Harrington, Martin O’Donoghue, Colm Sexton and Joe Rooney, Leah Rossiter, and Bill Murphy and Frank W. Kelly, and will also screen films by young emerging film makers. 

Other Irish film talent showcased at the Festival will include Kelly Campbell, Mark O’Halloran, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, Naomi Sheridan, Myles O’Reilly, Caroline Grace Cassidy, Tristan Heanue, Niall McKay, Nessa Rafter, Imogen Murphy & Kate Gilmore, as well as a selection of international shorts, a workshop on how to make a short film, Q&A’s with film makers, and a panel discussion on the importance of inclusion in filmmaking, hosted by LMFM’s Sinead Brassil. 

Receive access to the entire weekend programme; film screenings, panel discussion, Q&A's and workshop all for just €15 with this BVIFF 2022 Season Ticket! Full programme:

BVIFF 2022 | Made in the Boyne Valley

  • Fri Aug 12, 7.15pm (Followed by Q and A )


BVIFF 2022 | Workshop: How To Make A Short Film – With Frank W. Kelly

  • Sat Aug 13, 10am


BVIFF 2022 | National Programme Part I

  • Sat 13 Aug, 11.15am (Followed by Q and A)


BVIFF 2022 | International Programme

  • Sat 13 Aug, 1.30pm


BVIFF 2022 | Filmmaker In Focus – Roisin Kearney hosted by Sinéad Brassil

  • Sat 13 Aug, 3.30pm (Followed by Q and A)

BVIFF 2022 | National Programme Part II

  • Sat 13 Aug, 5.30pm (Followed by Q and A)

BVIFF 2022 | Panel Discussion: Inclusion in film making in Ireland. (Panel TBC)

  • Sat 13 Aug, 7.45pm


Funded by the Arts Council, Meath County Council Arts Office, Louth County Council and in partnership with Love Drogheda BIDS.

 The festival are also inviting film makers to pitch a short film idea by email, no longer than 2 pages, by the 5 August. Three film makers will be shortlisted, awarded a small bursary of €500, and invited to pitch to a panel during the festival. One lucky film maker will be chosen, and further awarded a bursary of €2,500 to write the script, plus a studio space for 6 months in Droichead Arts Centre, Barlow House. 


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droichead Arts Centre

Stockwell Street,
Co. Louth.

Fri, Aug 12 - Sat, Aug 13 2022, All day