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About Us

Welcome to the May the 4th Sci-Fi Film Festival, a spectacular celebration of the fantastical and the futuristic nestled along the breathtaking Skellig Coast in Co Kerry, Ireland. This unique event, the only sci-fi film festival in Ireland, unites enthusiasts of all ages for an immersive experience that combines the magic of cinema with the allure of one of the most stunning locations in the world.

Set against the dramatic backdrop where Star Wars was brought to life, the festival welcomes film aficionados and creators from across the globe. Independent filmmakers, hailing from diverse corners of the world, embark on a journey to showcase their visionary works. The festival serves as a platform for these creative minds to network, exchange ideas, and forge collaborations that transcend geographical boundaries.

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Our Comic-Con for both the young and the young at heart adds an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. Enthusiastic attendees, donned in vibrant costumes, gather to celebrate their favorite characters and immerse themselves in the world of pop culture. Star Wars enthusiasts are in for a treat as iconic characters from the galaxy far, far away make special appearances, bringing the magic of the franchise to life against the backdrop where some of its most memorable scenes were filmed.

As the sun sets over the Skellig Coast, the festival culminates in a grand award ceremony, recognising and honoring every aspect of independent filmmaking. The vibrant community of filmmakers, actors, and creators gather to applaud the dedication and innovation displayed in the realm of sci-fi cinema. It's a night of celebration and acknowledgment, a testament to the enduring spirit of independent storytelling.

The May the 4th Sci-Fi Film Festival isn't just an event; it's an experience that transports attendees to fantastical worlds while celebrating the art of filmmaking. Against the majestic backdrop of Skellig Coast, where the force is not just a cinematic concept but a tangible, awe-inspiring presence, the festival stands as a testament to the power of imagination and the boundless possibilities of the sci-fi genre.

Festival Director

Dave Byrne

Our Supporters

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