Almost one hundred movies, short films, and documentaries were screened throughout the ten days of the festival.

The festival saw the world premier of the new Irish movie 'Timbuktu', "a dark road movie set in North Africa".

This report includes clips from the Irish film 'Timbuktu' and interviews with actors Liam Ó Maonlaí and Eva Birthistle and director Alan Gilsenan.

Michael Dwyer, Festival Director, also speaks about the sense of community that the festival creates.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 12 February 2004. The reporter is John O'Driscoll.