Toronto Irish Film Festival

Festival Reviews

The 8th Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF) runs from March 2nd to the 4th.  The festival opens with  “Best Film” winner (A DATE WITH MAD MARY – capsule reviewed below) at the 2017 Irish Film & Television Awards with a gala presentation.  Venue is the TIFF Bell Lightbox, with highlights of a wide range of films from award-winning features, documentaries and family-friendly animated films.  The weekend is jam packed with Irish cinematic treasures, including North American and Canadian premieres, short film and documentary showcases and very special guests.

The Opening Night Gala on Friday, March 2nd features the Toronto premiere of A Date for Mad Mary by director Darren Thornton. Starring Bingham Ray New Talent Award winner Seána Kerslake (Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope), Carolyn Bracken and Charleigh Bailey, A Date for Mad Mary is a heartfelt dramedy about a woman recently released from prison seeking a…

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