There's lots going on over the next few months to keep movie buffs content. Every year new and exciting film festivals crop up all around the country with exclusive premieres from Irish/international artists and even some star-studded guest lists. Here are some highlights:

Fresh Film Festival: 19th - 24th March 2013
Fresh Film Festival is an annual National Film Festival for young people. It give young filmmakers a platform whereby they can create work and have it screened, which otherwise may not be possible. Read more.

LIT Film Festival: 11th - 13th April 2013
Limerick Institute of Technology’s Audio Video Department, in conjunction with The Gathering 2013, are delighted to announce the 4th LIT Film Festival to promote video and film production in the mid-­-west region of Ireland, running from 11th to 13th April 2013. Read more.

Fingal Film Festival: 8th - 10th May 2013
Fingal Film Festival brings the national and international film family together to celebrate the art and business of film making for three intense days in May 2013. This year's festival will take place at the Odeon Cinema and the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown. Read more.

The 5th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival: 22nd - 26th May 2013
Each year over the last weekend in May, the 5-day Festival plays host to in excess of 200 short film screenings. The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is an independent festival dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short film. Read more.

Galway Film Fleadh: 9th - 14th July 2013
The Galway Film Fleadh is Ireland's leading international film festival. Each July it welcomes to Galway City a diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is above all a film lover's festival and it attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Read more.