Directed and Filmed by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill

Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities - in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland - bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.

As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal communities and the resources they rely on are fast approaching a point of no return.

Filmed in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic, and at close quarters with some of the sea’s most captivating characters, Atlantic brings to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate. It explores how modern day communities must learn from the past, in order to secure a brighter future.


Atlantic has been selected as part of the IFI Schools Programme. Watch Atlantic at your local cinema, theatre or centre and help your students understand the importance of our ocean resources, sustainable fishing and our future fishing generations.
Contact your local venue if you would like to have a screening in your area or for your class. For any queries, contact the IFI: email or call Deirdre or Richard at the IFI on (01) 679 5744. Visit the IFI website for more details on the schools’ program

Screenings of Atlantic

If you would like to put on a screening of Atlantic in your area, contact us at

23rd Aug Tipperary Carrick on Suir Brewery Lane Theatre Book Tickets
25th Aug Tipperary Fethard The Abbey Mill Theatre Book Tickets
27th Aug Wicklow Bray Mermaid Theatre, Wicklow Film Festival Book Tickets
30th Aug Antrim Whitehead Whitecliff Inn Join this event
31st Aug Mayo Kilmovee Kilmovee Community Centre Contact for Tickets
Doors open 7.30pm
4th Sept Laois Stradbally Electric Picnic Global Green Eco Village, 8pm
Atlantic & The Pipe also screening at Eco Campsite all night cinema!
4th Sept Galway Inis Oírr Áras Éanna Contact for Tickets
Féile Scannánaíochta Inis Óirr
8th Sept Sligo Ballintrillick The Benwisken Centre Contact for Tickets
9th Sept Wexford Kilmore Quay Stella Maris Centre Contact for Tickets
Wexford Documentary Film Festival, 7.40pm. Q&A with local fishermen and director Risteard Ó’Domhnaill
16th Sept Mayo Clare Island Clare Island Film Festival Contact for Tickets
30th Sept Mayo Charlestown Charlestown Arts Centre Contact for Tickets
1st Oct Clare Killaloe Killaloe Hotel & Spa Book Tickets
1st Oct Fermanagh Fermanagh Fermanagh Film Festival - FLIVE Book Tickets
2nd Oct Dublin Fingal Film Festival
Nominated for Best Documentary
Movies @ Swords Book Tickets
6th Oct Dublin Dublin City Council with Happenings Outdoor Cinema Herbert Park
In Aid of Simon Community
13th Oct Galway Indreabhán Seanscoil Seilearna Contact for Tickets
19th Oct Limerick Limerick City Belltable Cinema Contact for Tickets
8pm - followed by Q&A with Producer
19th Oct Waterford Garner Lane Arts Centre Waterford Film Festival Launch & Atlantic Screening Event Details
8pm - followed by Q&A with local fisherman
20th Oct Newfoundland St John’s St John’s International Women’s Film Festival Contact for Tickets
23rd Oct Dublin Yacht Tavern, Ringsend No Idle Day Festival - ' The Sunday Game - Across the Sea' Book Tickets
6pm onwards - Q&A with Director
23rd Oct Canada Toronto Planet In Focus - Environmental Film Festival Book Tickets
Innis Town Hall; 3.30pm- followed by Q&A with Producer
27th Oct Kerry Tralee Siamse Tíre Contact for Tickets
28th Oct Galway Salthill Promenade Pangea Coffee Emporium Contact for Tickets
Special outdoor screening! 7pm
30th Oct Monaghan Clones Clones Film Festival
31st Oct Canada Montreal Concordia University Montreal Contact for Tickets
Cinema Politica, 7pm
15th Nov Cork Schools Screening: Cork City Gate Cinema Contact the Gate Cinema for details & to book tickets
29th Nov Laois Schools Screening: Portlaoise Dunmaise Arts Centre Contact Dunmaise Arts Centre for details & to book tickets
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30 Jan Dublin University College Dublin (UCD) UCD Volunteers Overseas Contact UCD for details & to book tickets
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7 Feb Dublin Schools Screening: Dublin Irish Film Institute (IFI) Contact the IFI for details & to book tickets
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