East Asia Film Festival

The East Asia Film Festival Ireland offers innovative, independent, and inspiring cinema from across East Asia, and presents works otherwise unavailable from both emerging and established filmmakers. While there is an annual festival hosted by the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, there is a special on tour programme in Galway, Limerick and Cork, together with regular screenings throughout the year via our EAFFI Discoveries initiative.

The seventh edition of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) returns this year from 30 March to 2 April in Dublin, and 1-6 April on tour in Galway, Limerick and Cork. The programme brings to audiences in Ireland, works from prominent and emerging writers and directors from diverse cultural and social backgrounds across East Asian cinema.

These films reflect on individual and communal experiences and dynamics in insightful and human ways. Inspiring fiction, documentary, classic and self-reflexive film essays explore and expose the world around them in vivid ways, asking questions about society, culture, politics, personal and collective history in our ever more challenging times.

At Triskel Arts Centre we are delighted to be hosting two special screenings on Thursday 6 April: ABSENCE, the directorial debut from Wu Lang, and Ang Lee’s 1994 classic EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN.

EAFFI is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.