The Festival both wishes Roald Dahl a happy 100th Birthday, and says ‘Vale, Gene Wilder’, with no less than nine screenings of Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (ages 7+) in The Everyman (Sat 12), and the Gate Cinemas in Mallow and Midleton (Sat 12 and Sun 12). 

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician. Eddie Izzard, J. K. Simmons voice the loveable characters in Rock Dog, the hilarious family animation, suitable for all ages, from the filmmakers that brought us Surf’s Up and Toy Story 2.

The Eagle Huntress (age 10+) tells the story of the brave 13-year-old Kazakh girl who defied the patriarchy to learn to hunt with Golden Eagles, while Family Friendly Shorts also returns to the Festival, in a programme of wee gems from around the world suitable for 7+.