Thanks to all who came out for our 20th Anniversary celebrations. After taking a much-needed break in 2018 we have decided not to continue with the Irish Reels Film Festival.

Our goal in launching the festival back in 1997 was to support Irish filmmakers by providing a platform for those films not getting US distribution and to introduce Northwest audiences to these unique and inspiring stories. Today we have an abundance of ways to distribute films globally and for audiences to access these works.

Our deepest gratitude to the many partners and volunteers who joined us over the years in producing the festival. Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and co-presenters who championed our efforts and the engaged audiences who came out year after year to celebrate Irish film and meet visiting filmmakers. It has been a joy to work with so many talented and inspiring individuals and to get to know all of you who share our passion for Irish film.

The Irish Heritage Club will be screening a selection of films as part of Irish Week celebrations at the Seattle Center, March 16-17, 2019. More details can be found at

If you are interested in getting involved with future Irish film screenings in Seattle contact Betty Egan at