THE Richard Harris International Film Festival (RHIFF) will make a special presentation to legendary Irish actor Colin Farrell tonight.
The festival will celebrate its tenth birthday this October. But first, the Virtual Awards Show for the Covid-disrupted 2021 festival will take place this Friday, May 6 at 8pm on RHIFF’s YouTube channel.
And according to festival chairman Rob Gill, one of the highlight’s of the event will be a special presentation to legendary Irish actor Colin Farrell, who has starred in films such as ‘The Batman’ and ‘Tigerland’.
“We feel this is an award that Richard would approve, not least because both Richard and Colin were part of the Harry Potter Universe. Since Colin’s breakout role in ‘Tigerland’, up to his brilliant performance in ‘The Batman’, we have followed his career with pride and we are honoured he will accept this award virtually”.
The festival was represented at the launch of the 2022 Global Irish Festival Series in the New York Irish Consulate, on April 20 by festival director Zeb Moore. The Global Festival Series, incorporating events in Limerick (Including RHIFF and Pig Town), Kerry, Mayo, and Donegal, was launched by the Irish Consul General of New York, Helena Nolan, and Minister of State for the Diaspora, Colm Brophy.
The Richard Harris International Film Festival is one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Europe.
Speaking in New York, Zeb Moore said: “From humble beginnings in 2013, when we screened 10 films, to screening 120 films the last time we met in person in 2019, the festival continues to grow.
“After a two-year Covid imposed hiatus and virtual shows, we are delighted to be back meeting in person this October and we have special plans in place to celebrate our tenth birthday.”
This year’s programme promises to be a treat for cinephiles of all ages with an eye-catching array of films, along with music, live readings, interviews, podcasts and children’s activities.