Join us online for CRAICFEST 23!

Held in NYC every March since 1999. We will feature over 40 films online

Animation, Irish Shorts, Kids Fleadh, Irish Docs, Features

March 4th – 6th, 2021 Program



Here's a preview of some of our films


This award winning film is Irelands entry into the Oscar consideration for 2021

Ireland, 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger. Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman, a father, a husband, takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. Patsy, a former soldier in the Napoleonic wars arrives just ahead of 'the blight,' a disease that eventually wipes out the country's potato crop, contributing to the death and displacement of millions. As the crops rot in the fields, Colmán, his brother and Patsy travel to the English Landlord's house to request a stay on rent increases that Colmán predicts will destroy his community. His request falls deaf ears and Patsy's subsequent actions set Colmán on a path that will take him to the edge of survival, and sanity. It is only upon encountering an abandoned young girl that Colmán's resolve is lifted. Just in time for the darkness of his past to pay another visit.

A Bend in the River is director Colin Broderick’s second feature movie and his first movie shot entirely in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland where he grew up during the Troubles. The movie is an exploration of identity at a crucial time in Northern Irish politics, at a time when we are once again being forced to reconsider the notion of what it means to be Irish. Starring John Connors, Kiera Clarke & John Duddy.

Aspiring DJ Jason reconnects with his brother Daniel on a drug-fuelled weekend trip through Dublin, discovering that their different lives may have more in common than they thought.

Rose (Ann Skelly) is at university studying veterinary science. An only child, she has enjoyed a loving relationship with her adoptive parents. However, for as long as Rose can remember she has wanted to know who her biological parents are and the facts of her true identity. After years trying to trace her birth mother, Rose now has a name and a number...

John Connors’s directorial feature debut “Endless Sunshine on a Cloudy Day,” a look at the shared cancer battle between Irish influencer Jade McCann and her father Anthony

As the homeless problem in Ireland seemed to go unnoticed by those in power, housing activists, well-known public figures, including Film Director Jim Sheridan, Musicians Glen Hansard , Hozier and others came together and took the law into their own hands. They broke into and took over an empty government building - Apollo House - in Dublin City Centre and were surprised and gratified at the reaction of the public.

The inspiring story of a Father who cares for his children by day and trains to become a world champion boxer by night.