"For many years I was one of many filmgoers addicted to the annual pleasure of booking a ticket for a film about which I knew absolutely nothing. The ritual starts with the growing sense of excitement as the Savoy auditorium fills, the last minute suggestions placed in the competition boxes, followed by the gasps which accompany the trailers that kick off proceedings. Then the lights dim and the opening credits are revealed..."

GrĂ¡inne Humphreys

Please note that the festival is over 18s only