Metropolis is a new Dublin feature film festival dedicated entirely to science fiction, fantasy and cult film and will merge a film festival with some of the exciting elements of a comic con.
Metropolis will take place at a major Dublin cinema from 24 to 27 September, and will bring some of the best science fiction, fantasy and cult film from around the globe. Metropolis will screen everything from cult classics to forthcoming international releases including digitally re-mastered classics, first-look new releases and kid-friendly screenings. There will be costumes, photo-booths, replica props and you, our fellow fans.
We want to transport you to strange and magical worlds, to expand the limits of your imagination. We want to give you the opportunity to see sci-fi and fantasy films that would not get an Irish release, and watch cinematic classics as they were meant to be seen — on the big screen. Through our shorts competition, we encourage up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their talent and for viewers to see Ireland in a magical new way. Metropolis will also have workshops, talks, not to mention what we consider cos-play heaven — The Sci-fi and Fantasy Fan ball.
The festival will be programmed and produced by The Producers’ Anna Taylor with assistance from Derek O’Connor, writer, filmmaker, freelance programmer, and former festival director of the Darklight digital film festival.
Taylor has been playing sci-fi, cult and fantasy films since her days as Programme Manager of Dublin’s Screen Cinema and has continued to this day through The Producers — responsible for Film Fatale, The Annual Back to The Future and The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance and regular classic and Event Cinema screenings around Dublin. Both are incredibly passionate about film and Event Cinema, and consider it their goal in life to unite fellow film lovers while making a trip to the movies even more fun. They will be joined by a small but brilliant team.
If we’re successful, we’ll spend the summer programming and producing Dublin’s first science fiction, fantasy and cult film festival and making sure that it’s so awesome that it becomes an annual Dublin event.
We believe passionately in Metropolis. We believe it is going to be a fun, creative and engaging new festival for Dublin. But we can’t do it without your help, so we're organizing a Fund it campaign this spring. That means we need you, your generosity and your enthusiasm to help spread the word, and for you to come and enjoy the festival. Your contribution, no matter how small, will help make this festival a reality. By supporting us now, you’re not just guaranteeing yourself a great weekend of film, you will also get a host of treats. Everyone who supports will receive their gift at the festival and can book tickets through a unique code that they will be sent by email.
May the force be with you! Let us boldly go where no Dublin film festival has gone before.
Tickets to general screenings exclude special screenings and events. The Goodie bag is a limited addition Metropolis Tote bag with A3 colour poster, postcard, festival programme and other festival goodies. The special goodie bag includes even more festival swag. The festival pass allows you 8 passes (priority advance booking) to any event and in-person bookings a day in advance (there can be no booking of overlapping events). The official festival junior programmer will select a film from a list of classic Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Cult film to be played at the festival.