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Welcome to the May the 4th Sci-Fi
Film Festival 

The inaugural May The 4th Sci-Fi Film Festival on the Skellig Coast, Co. Kerry in Ireland will host a huge variety of Star Wars and other Sci-Fi related events over a three day period from May 4th to the 6th.  The main event of course is the Sci Fi Film festival which will take place over the three days of the festival.

FILM FESTIVAL

As technology allows greater access to short films as well as filmmaking tools, an increasing number of people are turning to short filmmaking as a form of expression and an opportunity to explore creative freedom.  From the submissions we received this year we saw a wave of truly original and outrageously distinctive films united by their uncompromised spirit.  Below in our events section you will see the full program for the three days of the festival.  All programs are free of charge, although seats are limited so it is advisable to book your seats using our online booking system.

AWARDS

 

All the films that have been selected to be screened this year are now under consideration for the inaugural May the 4th Be With You Sci Fi Awards.  The Awards will be held in the magnificent Royal Valentia Hotel on Valentia Island on Saturday May 6th.   The event is a ticketed event. and include a four-course dinner, the awards ceremony and after show party.  The award ceremony is open to anyone who has a love for the independent film scene and for those who love a really good Irish Party.

Comic Con
Heroes and Villains are Back!

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We are delighted to have the team from Heroes and Villains down with us from Dublin again this year


They sell new and pre-owned toys, comics, model kits and more based on characters from the worlds of TV, movies, comics and games.  They will have a huge selction of  toys and collectables from Star Wars, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, Spider-man, Wonder Woman, Masters of the Universe, ALIENS, Predator, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Thunderbirds, Marvel and DC Comics and many more.

Make sure to check out their comics, graphic novels and pre-owned toys sections for some rare and long out of production comics and toys. Maybe you will find that long lost toy from your childhood or something you never got to collect when first released.

The comic con will run from 10am till 6pm in the Portmagee Domes on the Friday and Saturday of the festival.  Don't miss it!

You can check out the Heroes and Villains website by clicking here.

 

 

 

 


 

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Meet the 501st Ireland Garrison, Rebel Legion & Reel Icons

Throughout the three days of the festival you will be able to get the chance to get your photograph taken and to meet some of the members of the 501st Legion Ireland Garrison, Rebel Legion and Reel Icons.  Known for their incredible charitable work all over the country, these guys will be descending on the village of Portmagee with over 40 screen accurate costumes.  You can meet them all at the Comic Con at the Portmagee Domes, the Film Festival in the Portmagee Community Centre and they will be making a special appearance at the May the 4th Sci Fi Film Awards at the Royal Hotel in Valentia on the final day of the festival.  Don't miss them!

Upcoming Events

  • May the 4th Sci Fi Film Awards
    Sat, 06 May
    Valentia Island
    Celebrating the very best of Sci-Fi with a unique awards ceremony.
  • Short Film Program 3
    Sat, 06 May
    Portmagee Community Centre
    Free Short Film Program, but tickets need to be booked as places are limited
  • Short Film Program 2
    Sat, 06 May
    Portmagee Community Centre
    Free Short Film Program, but tickets need to be booked as places are limited
  • Short Film Program 1
    Sat, 06 May
    Portmagee Community Centre
    Free Short Film Program but needs to be booked in advance as numbers are limited
  • Feature - Descendants of Order 66
    Fri, 05 May
    Portmagee Community Centre
    Film is free but seats are limited so book in advance
  • Feature Film - Infinitum: Subject Unknown
    Fri, 05 May
    Portmagee Community Centre
    A free screening, but tickets should be booked here as seats are limited
  • Feature Film - Code 12
    Fri, 05 May
    Portmagee Community Centre
    Free feature film, but ticket required as seats are limited
  • Feature Film - Phi 1.618
    Fri, 05 May
    Portmagee Community Centre
    A free screening, but tickets should be booked here as seats are limited
  • Opening Films - Stormtroopers, The Last Padawan II & The Space Western of the Southwest
    Thu, 04 May
    Portmagee
    Three incredible independent short films to kick off our Festival for 2023