The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema; it preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film. Take a look at our sister platforms below that are available around the world.

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IFI Player

A virtual viewing room where audiences from across the globe can instantly access the rich collections housed in the IFI Irish Film Archive for free.

Launched in September 2016, the IFI Player is a virtual viewing room where audiences from across the globe can instantly access the rich collections housed in the IFI Irish Film Archive. The IFI Irish Film Archive collection spans 1897 to the present day, and the most important social, political and historical events of the last century are represented, enabling us to explore our cultural identity and connect with the past.

The IFI Player is home to over 900 videos, you can browse and discover a wide range of movies, newsreels, travelogues, animations, feature films, public information films and documentaries, reflecting all aspects of indigenous amateur and professional production.


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IFI International

IFI International is the Irish Film Institute’s global streaming service, making Irish film available for cultural exhibition worldwide, supported by Culture Ireland.

We are delighted to expand our already far-reaching activities with this new programme, where we will work with our international partners and festivals to present a wide-ranging programme of Irish film online.