Everything you need to know about BEFF!
What is the Bohemian Environmental Justice Film Festival (BEFF)?
BEFF is an outdoor film festival taking place between the 8th -11th of September 2022 at Dalymount Park, the home of Bohemian Football Club in Phibsborough on the northside of Dublin. The festival will bring together Irish and international filmmakers, storytellers, activists and decision-makers for a special weekend of screenings and events that tell the stories of the environmental injustices faced by communities worldwide.
Who is running it?
The festival is run by the Climate Cooperative of Bohemian Football Club, with support from Happenings, Oatly, Creative Ireland and Dublin City Council.
Where is it happening?
The festival will take place in Dalymount Park in Phibsborough. The big screen will be on the pitch, but movie-watchers will be warm and dry in the tiered stands. Entrance to Dalymount Park is off Cabra Road (where it meets North Circular Road), opposite St. Peter’s Church.
What if it rains?
No need to worry about the weather – movie watchers will be seated in the covered tiered seating area and will remain dry! However, we do recommend you bring warm clothes.
What movies are screening?
The festival has an exciting programme with something for everyone! You can watch the trailers for the full programme on our youtube channel and book tickets here.
Neptune Frost | Thursday 8 Sep | 6.45pm The Lighthouse Cinema | €10
Neptune Frost is an afrofuturist musical that tells the story of an intersex runaway hacker and a coltan miner in a Burindian e-waste camp, and the resulting spark that ignite a rebellion against the authoritarian regime. Neptune Frost will be followed by a reception in the Lighthouse Cinema with local and foraged foods by Samuel Keane and sustainable wine from WineLab.
In League with Gaddafi | Friday 9 Sep | 6.30pm Dalymount | €5 (free for Bohs members)
A fascinating look back at the bizarre events that led to League of Ireland players flying to Libya to play Muammar al-Gaddafi’s national team in 1989 – a time when Haughey and Gaddafi enjoyed a mutual admiration, and Irish beef and Libyan munitions flowed between the two countries. This will be followed by a screening of the live Derry City FC vs Bohemians match in the Phoenix Bar for any football fans, kicking off at 7.45pm!
The Territory | Friday 9 Sep | 9pm at Dalymount | €5
An immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon.
A Bug’s Life | Saturday 10 Sep | 12pm at Dalymount | €5 or family ticket for €10
A family favourite! Flik is a clumsy but resourceful ant who wants to improve life for his colony faces a mean bunch of grasshoppers who threaten to destroy the ants if they don’t give up their food. An inspiring tale about coming together and standing up against the powerful set in the biodiverse undergrowth. Prizes for best bug costumes!
Panel Discussion: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb | Saturday 10 Sep | 3pm at Dalymount Member’s Bar | Free
Hosted by ‘Climate Worrier’ Colm O’Regan and alternatively titled ‘Dealing with Climate Anxiety Through Art and Comedy’ this panel will offer an hour long respite from climate anxiety, and look at the various ways art and comedy can help spark creative engagement for a crisis that needs creative solutions.
The Ants & the Grasshopper | Saturday 10 Sep | 5pm at Dalymount | €5
A beautiful and eye-opening documentary exploring how power and privilege shape climate justice and food justice from Africa to America.
Accompanying this screening will be panel discussion: Connecting Food Sovereignty to the Climate Story with Aoife Barry, Paula Keogh, and and Sydney Snow. Drawing inspiration from the film, the panel will look at food sovereignty and the climate crisis, with reflections on how filmmaking and other creative practices can help catalyse a broader understanding of both.
Mad Max: Fury Road | Saturday 10 Sep | 9pm at Dalymount | €5
A sunset screening of this thrilling post-apocalyptic adventure which offers a compelling vision of what runaway climate change and environmental destruction might look like.
This will be followed by an afterparty in the Member’s Bar at Dalymount with a DJ set from Queen Beatz – we hope you can join us!
The Condor and the Eagle Sunday 11 Sep | 7pm in Dalymount Member’s Bar (indoors)| €5 suggested donation
A prize-winning documentary film about the collective struggle of the Indigenous peoples of North and South America to defend their land and water against the oil and mining companies that have occupied and desecrated their homelands and their environment
You can also purchase the Dalymount Special Festival Pass which allows entry into all movies screening in Dalymount for €15!
Will there be tickets on the door?
Yes – there will be tickets on the door for all screenings at Dalymount (card and cash accepted).
Will there be food and drink?
Yes! We are delighted to have Crumb Cruach serving up some delicious vegetarian and vegan burgers, chips, and more(!) in Dalymount Park on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September.
The Dalymount Bar will be open for movie watchers serving alcoholic and soft drinks, which you are welcome to take into the stands with you. Make sure you get there in time to grab a burger and a drink before the movie!
Will there be toilets?
Yes – the stadium facilities will be open during movies.
Is it child friendly?
Children are welcome to attend any movies accompanied by an adult (suggested ratings can be found on each film page). A family ticket for A Bugs Life on Saturday at 12pm is available for €10 which allows entry to two adults and up to four children. We particularly encourage you to dress up – there are prizes for best bug costumes!
Is it wheelchair accessible?
Yes – the stadium is wheelchair accessible. If you require any further information or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are dogs allowed?
Leashed dogs are allowed to the outdoor screenings at Dalymount. We will even let them in without a ticket!
Will the festival happen again?
We hope so! The three-year plan is for the festival to use networks in film, sport and human rights organisations to to promote arts focused on environmental justice. We want to see the festival evolve into a unique and recognised fixture on the domestic and international film festival circuit. You can join our mailing list to stay up to date on BEFF news.