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Iconic filmmaker Steve McQueen joins the festival for an in-conversation event hosted by Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul, Rialto). The conversation offers a fantastic insight into McQueen’s artistic process.


“I’m thrilled to join Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival for a conversation with Mark O’Halloran,” said the Academy Award winning filmmaker. “Since my first film, Hunger, I have formed many special bonds with my Irish collaborators. I look forward to talking to Mark about story-telling and to a virtual visit with my friends in Ireland.”


Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed first feature Hunger, starring Michael Fassbender as an IRA hunger-striker, won the Camera D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. He re-teamed with Fassbender for his follow up feature Shame. McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave dominated the 2013 awards season, and he co-wrote his third feature, Widows, with Gillian Flynn. His most recent project, Small Axe, is an anthology series comprised of five original films about resilience and triumph in London’s West Indian community from the 60s-80s. McQueen is also the recipient of many accolades for his work as a visual artist and his artwork are exhibited and held in major museums around the world. In 2020, McQueen was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to the Arts.