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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 created many widely screened shorts, and in 2013 he completed his first feature film, Out of Here, supported by the Irish Film Board. The film was released theatrically in Ireland in 2014, receiving four star reviews from most major newspapers and film critics. The Irish Times called it "profound, humorous and touching" featuring "note-perfect performances".

At age 17, he won the title of Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year, and more recently he has been nominated for the Rising Star award at the Irish Film & TV Awards, and awarded the Discovery Award from the Dublin Film Critics Circle. He's an alumnus of the Irish National Film School and the Berlinale Talent Campus, as well as a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.

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, Educational Video Center among others.

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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