THE CRAICFEST

CRAIC FEST is an annual Irish film & music festival held every March in NYC. It's the best of the New Irish Cinema and emerging Irish music (from Ireland, NYC, Northern Ireland,Scotland and Wales)

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FILM FLEADH FOUNDATION 1998-PRESENT

The Craic Fest was founded by Terence Mulligan back in 1998. We are a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, the Film Fleadh Foundation (FFF) was originally designed to produce the Film Fleadh film festival that annually provides four days of the best of the New Irish Cinema and culture to the New York City and tri-state region. In 2001, due to the overwhelming response of our short films screened in March (FILM FLEADH) we successfully added a WEE CRAIC. WEE CRAIC is a night event of award-winning Irish short films.

In 2004, FILM FLEADH expanded with a MUSIC SERIES and THE CRAIC FEST was born. The scope of the festival changed two-fold and our audience doubled as well. The festival was renamed THE CRAIC (best of Irish Cinemas & music from Ireland). The Craic Fest, is now moving into its 18th year of operation, It is considered to be the
“Premier Irish film festival in North America” – Daily News

We have screened over 300 films and numerous stars have walked through our doors. More importantly, we have served as a launching pad for those filmmakers. In 2010 we expanded to a Kids Fleadh as part of the Craic Fest. In 2011 we expanded to a Craic LGBT festival that showcases Irish Gay & Lesbian filmmakers every spring in NYC in conjunction with the Gaze Festival.

Year round support:

Sponsors and in-kind donors include Time Warner Cable, Culture Ireland, Con EdisonHampton Inn and the DCA all of whom assist with support and funding. A special thanks to Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Councilman Dominic Recchia.*The CRAIC Festival is a 21 and over event. Please drink responsibly.


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What We Do

  • Craicfest

    CRAIC FEST is an annual Irish film & music festival held every March in NYC. It's the best of the New Irish Cinema and emerging Irish music (from Ireland, NYC, Northern Ireland,Scotland and Wales)

  • Craic LGBT

    Craic LGBT Fest is in conjunction with the Irish Arts Center and the Gaze film festival.

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  • Craic LGBT Fest

    The 5th annual Craic LGBT fest (CGLFF) is scheduled for Friday, April 17 at the Irish Consulate (345 Park Ave and 51st) Craic LGBT is in conjunction with the Irish Arts Center and the Gaze film festival (from Dublin).Pre-reception 6pm. Stella Artois & Boru Vodka. 7:30pm short filmsMUST RSVP to attend <the411@thecraicfest.com>

    By terence | April 9, 2015

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    17th Annual Craic Festival: Kids Fleadh

    KIDS FLEADH – March 7 11am-1pmKids Fleadh is three parts: Best of Irish Short films, Storytelling and Irish Step Dancing with the Niall O’Leary Step Dancers. FREE goodie bags for the kids. Free tea & scones served as well.Click here for more info and full schedule

    By terence | February 13, 2015

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    17th Annual Craic Festival: Friday Night Gala

    March 6 – Friday Night Gala U.S. Premier of ROAD – Starring LIAM NEESONThe U.S. premier of ROAD narrated by Oscar Winner Liam Neeson – ROAD is the critically acclaimed cinema documentary about the Dunlop family, Ireland’s most famous road-racing dynasty. A heart-breaking and adrenaline-fuelled story of two generations – united by success, united by tragedy. Click here for […]

    By terence | February 13, 2015

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