IFI Archive Player 12+

Irish Film Institute

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings
    • Free


The IFI Player app is a virtual viewing room of treasures from the Irish Film Institute’s (IFI) remarkable moving image collection in our Archives in Dublin, Ireland. This free app will give audiences across the globe instant and exclusive access to this rich heritage. The material on the IFI Player has been carefully selected to give audiences a taste of the breadth and depth of the collections preserved by the IFI Archive.
You can browse by category and by specific collections as well as searching by date, location and area of interest.
Contemporary short films, newsreels, travelogues, animation, public information films, home movies and documentaries have been included, as we want to reflect all aspects of indigenous amateur and professional film production in Ireland in the past 100 years.
New content is uploaded regularly ensuring there is always something unique to discover from the IFI Irish Film Archive anytime and anywhere you want.
The IFI Player App uses streaming technology, which means that you must be connected to the Internet in order to watch content.
The IFI Player App supports Airplay so you can watch content on your Apple TV from any IOS device.The IFI Player is available worldwide from the App Store
We hope you enjoy discovering Ireland’s rich film heritage

What’s New

Version 2.6.0

We’re extending our chronology view to expand on the experience of the app. This update also includes minor updates and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Jessybrady ,

Great app...Reeling in the years

Love this app. A really lovely way to pass the time and watch some old Irish films and some discover some more recent gems.

Rosskeane ,

Brilliant app

Could spend hours watching all the amazing content.

Hobbesdawn ,


What a brilliant idea, and really well executed. The ads are brilliant and love the LGBT content too.

App Privacy

The developer, Irish Film Institute, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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