The annual Dublin International Film Festival has officially kicked off with the launch of this year's programme.

Spanning a wide range of genres and films both brand-new and some classics, ADIFF '16 runs from February 18th to the 28th with screenings and events right across the city.

Among those confirmed to attend this year's festival are Angela Lansbury, Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Gere, Italian screen icon Claudia Cardinale and directors such as Rebecca Miller, Sir David Hare, Ben Wheatley and Neil Jordan.

We're currently scanning through the programme and, already, there's a few films jumping out at us. The Coen Brothers' latest film, Hail Caesar, Disney's upcoming animated comedy Zootropolis and Ben Wheatley's psychological horror High-Rise are all programmed for this year, as well as countless other films lined up.

We'll have our picks for ADIFF '16 online shortly, but in the meantime, you can read the full programme over at with the online box-office now open.