Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival

Date: July 31–August 03, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Event Information

The 2015 Irish Film Festival will be held Thursday July 30th though Monday August 3rd. The primary event of the Irish Club held each year is the Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival. This event helps to bring the Irish Culture to the public where audiences can enjoy a wide variety of newly released films along with fun and entertainment. The festival has grown in scope over the last several years adding more films each year.

Wee Irish Film Night is held Friday evening at 7:30 PM at the Manship Theatre featuring a showing of several short films. Audience members are asked to vote on their favorite short with an award presented to the director of the winning film. Then at 10:30 PM there will be a late night Irish horror film premiere.

Then on Saturday, Festival Day, at 10 AM, bagpiper Will Brian will perform on the plaza at the Shaw Center and lead the festivities into the Manship Theatre for the first film of the day. During Festival Day several full-length films are shown and are complimented during the day by refreshments, dance by the Ryan School of Irish Dance, and music by Danny O’Flaherty and Wild Irish Roots. Immediately following the Festival an After Party is held in the lobby of the Hotel Indigo in downtown Baton Rouge.

On the Thursday prior to the festival a Sponsors Party at Celtic Studios is held to honor the sponsors of the event (sponsors & guests only).

On Sunday, Military Day is celebrated with a military film shown at Celtic Studios.

On Monday, Phil Brady’s Bar and Grill is the host for Irish Pub Night, also featuring a short and full-length movie.


Food by:

Splendid Baton Rouge (on Friday)
Abigail’s Catering (on Saturday)

Entertainment by:

Ryan School of Irish Dance, Wild Irish Roots, Wil Brian on bagpipes,

and at 2:35 PM Sat. a free concert by Danny O’Flaherty.

Films:   (click on title to see trailer)

Friday at Manship:
   7:00 PM  Wee Irish Films (film shorts)   Click Here for synopses of all short films.
 10:30 PM  The Hallow (an Irish horror film premiere)

Saturday at Manship:    Click Here for synopses of all feature films.
 10:15 AM A Love Divided  (Irish Classics Series – Free)
 12:10 PM The Legend of Longwood
   4:30 PM ’71
   6:20 PM One Million Dubliners
   8:30 PM Poison Pen

Sunday at Celtic Media: (Free)
  2:30 PM  The Weather Report (a short)  and A Terrible Beauty

Monday at Phil Brady’s: (Free – cash bar)
  8:00 PM   Boogaloo and Graham (a short) and The Yank

Click here to visit the Irish Film Festival Website (or facebook page)


Tickets available at the Manship Theatre:
$8.50 per film event, $30.00 for weekend pass (Fri. & Sat.)