Hello, hello, hello. The week is finally upon us. And what a week we are having! Things kicked off on Monday, and the festival is moving quickly. As Ferris Bueller once said “if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.” I know, it’s strange for me to be referencing a film directed by a man in the 80s as I talk about Her International Film Festival 2021. But, we all know that the real star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was his sister Jeanie. The one who is entirely sidelined by her brother’s bad behaviour. The one with the most interesting storyline and the best character arc. And that’s who HERIFF is for – the Jeanies, both in front of- and behind the camera.


So, log on to our virtual festival and watch some films! You can find any style or genre you enjoy by exploring some of the categories on offer. We have Coming of Age, we have Queer Stories, we have BAME/BIPOC, we have Irish Connection. The list goes on and on. Netflix has been left in tears.


Pop along to some of our industry talks and workshops. Tonight, Kate Dolan will be giving a workshop on Horror Film. Tomorrow, Roisin Kearney talks all things directing. On Friday, join us as Sorcha Hyland hosts a Halloween special speed-networking event.

Man on the ground

Over the week, we will be hearing from our man on the ground, Philip Spillane. Philip will be attending festival events and giving us the run-down, so don’t forget to keep an eye on the blog!

Sonder reviews

If you’re looking for reviews of the films of HERIFF 2021, we have those too! Just head to Sonder for their short and snappy reviews of films being screened at this year’s festival. From Every Limerance Helps to Anast├ícias, the reviewers at Sonder have you – and us – covered.