Five Screen Scene posted feature films will screen at this years Audi Dublin International Film Festival, kicking off tonight in our country’s capitol.

Taking place from 16-26 February, the 2017 programme features a rich mix of films from Ireland and across the globe. Here’s a rundown of the Screen Scene posted gems that will be enrapturing audiences at the eleven-day event…


The festival opens this evening with the Irish Premiere of Maudie.

Directed by five-time IFTA nominee, Aisling Walsh, Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke star in this true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

Produced by Parallel Films, Screen Scene and Ardmore Sound also provided Foley and Final mix for Maudie.

Re-recording mixer: Garret Farrell

Foley artist: Caoimhe Doyle

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath



Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture will receive a Gala Irish Premiere this Saturday the 18th of February. 

The film follows the discovery of a hidden memoir belonging to an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital. A memoir which reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and ’30s…

Starring Rooney Mara (Carol), Vanessa Redgrave (Mission Impossible), and Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), The Secret Scripture was Produced by Ferndale Films.

Screen Scene and Ardmore Sound provided the Foley and Final mix for the film.

Re-recording mixer: Ken Galvin

Foley artist: Eoghan McDonnell

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Jim Sheridan and Vanessa Redgrave will attend this screening, which will see the ADIFF present a Volta Award to Redgrave.



Moving documentary feature ‘In Loco Parentiswill be ADIFF’s Centrepiece Gala, screening on Monday 20th and Thursday the 23rd.

Mixed by Garret Farrell here at Screen Scene, the observational documentary tells the story of Headfort, Co. Meath, the last remaining boarding school for primary age children in Ireland. Following a year in the life of the staff and pupils, the film focuses particularly on two of the longest-serving staff members, John and Amanda Leyden.

Directed by David Rane and Neasa Ní Chianáin, the film has just screened Sundance to rave reviews.

Both ADIFF screenings of the film will be followed by a Q+A with Directors Ní Chianáin and Rane.



Emer Reynold’s stunning documentary on NASA’s Voyager mission, THE FARTHEST,  will have a special presentation at the festival on Sunday the 26th of February.

Written and directed by Reynolds (who will be in attendance at the screening), the two-hour film chronicles the four-decade work of nuclear-powered probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, which have travelled over 22 million combined miles since leaving earth to study the outer solar system.

Powerful, poetic and cinematic, THE FARTHEST celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge for Crossing the Line Films, our very own Steve Fanagan was the re-recording mixer, sound designer and supervising sound editor for the film.



Juanita Wilson’s Tomato Red will make its premiere on Saturday the 25th of February.

Adapted from the novel by Winters Bone author Daniel Woodrell, post-production on the film took place here at Screen Scene, with Room editor Nathan Nugent cutting the film and SSVFX providing all of the films Visual Effects.

Full Sound post production was carried out here at Screen Scene and at Ardmore Sound.

Editor: Nathan Nugent

Supervising sound editor / sound designer: Niall Brady

Sound designer / sound effects editor: Steve Fanagan

Re-recording mixers: Garret Farrell and Ken Galvin

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Visual effects supervisors: Ed Bruce Nicholas Murphy

Visual effects producer: Kenneth Coyne

Director Juanita Wilson and star Anna Friel will also attend this screening.


What a lineup! All the information you could ever possibly need on these screenings and the ADIFF in general can be found over on the official website HERE.