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Donal Foreman (born in Dublin, 1985) is an Irish filmmaker living between New York City and Dublin. He has been making films since he was 11 years old. Since then, he has written, directed and edited two feature films and over 50 shorts, retrospectives of which
have been curated by the Irish Film Institute and Cork Film Center. His two features, Out of Here and The Image You Missed, have been critically acclaimed by the Hollywood Reporter, Film Comment and the Irish Times among other publications.

At age 17, he won the title of Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year. More recently, he has been nominated for the Rising Star award at the Irish Film & TV Awards, awarded the Discovery Award from the Dublin Film Critics Circle and the Grand Prize of the Avant-Garde Competition at the Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema. He's a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and an alumnus of the Irish National Film School and Berlinale Talent Campus.

As a film critic, Donal has been published in Cahiers du Cinema, the Brooklyn Rail, Filmmaker Magazine, Paste Magazine and Film Ireland. As a teaching artist, he was worked with public school students across New York City for the Tribeca Film Institute among other organizations.

Donal is the son of the late American documentary filmmaker, Arthur MacCaig (aka Arthur McCaig), and holds the rights to most of MacCaig's filmography. For more information on MacCaig's work, click here.

Donal also has a Tumblr, a Twitter, a Letterboxd and enjoys describing himself in the third person.

You can support his work through donations by clicking here:


The Irish Times

Film Ireland (magazine)

Metro Herald


Irish Film & TV Network

Irish Film Institute

Totally Dublin

The Irish Independent

Irish Film Institute Podcast

Film Ireland Podcast

The Green Room, Newstalk FM

The Arts Show, Near FM (22 minutes in)

Fred Film Radio

"The State of the Art" podcast (53 minutes in)




The Irish Times (Donald Clarke)

The Irish Times (Tara Brady)

The Independent

The Irish Examiner

The Sunday Business Post

The Irish Mail on Sunday

RTÉ Guide

The Irish Catholic

Next Projection

Le Cool

No More Workhorse



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