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IFI Family Festival 2015 on Tour: Short Tales

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Is a zebra still a zebra if they don’t have stripes? What happens when a magical circus comes to town? What makes a herd of multi-coloured goats want to dance? Could you catch light in a jar? Find answers to these questions and more as you travel the world with our selection of short films

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IFI Family Festival 2015 on Tour: Fiddlesticks/Quatsch und die Nasenbärbande

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ages 5+ Bollersdorf is an average town. But for the children, being average is no fun and when their grandparents are packed off to retirement homes for not being average enough, the children plot to get them out, with the help of their pet coati. A hilarious caper of madcap inventions follows, making sure that

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IFI Family Festival 2015 on Tour: The Legend of Longwood

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ages 10+ Mickey Miller is a 12-year-old New Yorker whose move to Longwood, a windswept town in Ireland, coincides with the return of the legendary, evil Black Knight. Mickey and her new friend Sean – along with Silver, a wild stallion - set out to redeem the Knight. But first she must save a precious

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Family Cinema: Big Hero 6

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

With all the heart and humour audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot

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Family Cinema: Song of the Sea

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This enchanting new film from the makers of Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells is inspired by the legend of the "selkies" — magical beings who live as seals in water and humans on land — is a magical adventure steeped in the wondrous worlds of Irish myth. Young Ben and his little sister

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Family Cinema: A Letter to Momo

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From anime master Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh, Ghost in the Shell, Akira) comes a touching, fantastical tale of a young girl's grief and the three mischievous spirits sent to look after her. After the death of her father, Momo and her mother move from Tokyo to the remote island of Shio. Here, Momo is haunted by

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Family Cinema: Pinocchio

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with start-of-the-art digital restoration. The richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music (''When You Wish Upon A Star'') and heartwarming adventure-filled story come to life like never before. Join Geppetto's beloved puppet - with Jimmy Crickey as his guide - on a thrilling

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Family Cinema: Aladdin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Imagine if you had three wishes, three hopes, three dreams and they all could come true! Street urchin Aladdin wanders the streets of an ancient city, scraping a living with his faithful monkey friend Abu. One day, Princess Jasmine sneaks into the marketplace where she bumps into Aladdin, but the path of love at first

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Cinema: The Martian

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

An interplanetary epic of ingenuity, heroism, and high adventure, The Martian is that rare work of science fiction that's bursting with optimism. Directed by Ridley Scott and scripted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) from Andy Weir's novel, the film features Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, while a stellar cast

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IFI Screening: Girlhood

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A potent coming of-age story that focuses on a group of black girls living in the banlieues of Paris. At the centre is Marieme who has troubles at home, limited job prospects and is intimidated by the boys in her neighbourhood. Things change when she is drawn to an uncompromising and wilful teenage girl gang

FAMILY CINEMA: Maya The Bee

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Maya is a busy little bee, ready to leave her hive and live in the meadow, free like a.....bee. The world is just too big and too fascinating to remain confined to the restricted life of the hive. But soon Maya realises that a bigger challenge beckons and that together with her friend Willy, she

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Family Cinema: Shorts for Wee Ones

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Animagination Festival presents Shorts for Wee Ones We know your little ones like nothing more than a colourful collection of animated stories from around the world. So we’ve looked high and low and found these wee treasures from Belgium, Brazil, Germany, the USA, France and the UK. You’ll meet a baby lamb who definitely thinks outside

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Animagination Festival presents: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The story of Charlie Bucket, a little boy with no money and a good heart, trying to win a tour of a local chocolate factory with its eccentric owner. This delightful original musical version of Roald Dahl's much-loved book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory needs no introduction.

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IFI Family Film Festival

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Are you a young film fan? Are comedies, animations or mysteries your thing? Well, we’ve got it all for you this July as the IFI Family Film Festival rolls into town! This very special festival for families takes place each summer and promises some of the best children’s films from around the world in a

IFI Family Festival: Short Tales

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sing with the perfect piggies, learn how to decorate a cake or how to be the most well-mannered house guest, with this collection of short animated and liveaction films from around the world. Stories about cool cats, talking mushrooms,and bright ideas make this essential viewing for our younger festival viewers.

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IFI Family Festival: Code M

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

With a code, a map, and a grandfather’s tale, it’s up to courageous twelve-year-old Isabel and her companions to find the long-lost sword of D’Artagnan the musketeer. This modern-day mystery through the caves and castles of the Netherlands, follows the small band of adventurers as they discover the meaning of the musketeers’ motto – All

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IFI Family Festival: Brickx Workshop & Little Grey Fergie Screening

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for the perfect Parent & Child Day at Riverbank Arts Centre with Two Events with just One Ticket. 11am Brikx Club Farm Workshop Join The Brickx Club team for a fun interactive Lego/Duplo Workshop creating a brick farm world! Duplo and Lego have been popular for generations of children and adults. No matter

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Summer Cinema: The House of Magic

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the troupe as Jack Rabbit and Maggie Mouse plot to evict Thunder. The situation gets worse when

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Family Cinema:The Long Way North

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Long Way North Long Way North is a beautifully-told, animated story about a 15 year-old Russian girl who embarks on an adventure to the North Pole in order to find her grandfather’s ship and save her family’s honour. 1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer.

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Family Cinema: Pirates! Band of Misfits

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Funny for families of all ages, this animated comedy is a rare and delightful treat! In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With

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Cinema: Frozen Family Sing-Along

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of

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Family Cinema: Kubo and the Two Strings

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Young Kubo's (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew Mc Conaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other

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Family Cinema: Phantom Boy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

While confined to bed with a serious illness, young Leo discovers that he has an incredible superpower. At night he can leave his body, pass through walls and fly through the air completely invisible. When an evil gangster threatens New York City, Leo decides to use his unique gift to help policeman Alex fight against

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FAMILY CINEMA: Miniscule Valley of the Lost Ants

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

On a beautiful summer’s day a band of black ants discover a tin of sugar lumps left over from an abandoned picnic. As they undertake the long journey to transport this treasure back to their anthill, they come attack from an army of red ants who want the box of sugar for themselves. A brave

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Animagination: Triple Bill -The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child & Room On The Broom

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Triple Bill : The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child & Room On The Broom The Gruffalo The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk through the woods in search of a nut. Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive. 

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Animagination: The BFG

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The BFG Steven Spielberg directs this adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel starring Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant. The film follows Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) as she is whisked away from her orphanage by the BFG and taken to Giant Country where she is immediately at risk of being eaten by the other, larger giants,

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Animagination: Shorts for Wee Ones 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

 These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy. These little gems are from around the world, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary and the USA. All these short films are in English or are dialogue free, except one where French is

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Animagination: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. The movie opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New

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Animagination: A Monster Calls

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A visually spectacular drama based on the hugely popular book by Patrick Ness follows 12-year-old Conor dealing with his mother's  illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother and bullying classmates. Conor finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith,

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FAMILY CINEMA: Zootopia

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other -  it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together, a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being

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FAMILY CINEMA: Moana

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering

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