The Audi Dublin International Film Festival takes place this month from now until the 4th of March.

An annual treat for the brave and the bold, the Just Eat Surprise Film is a closely-guarded secret known only to the Festival Director, but one thing that can be guaranteed is that you’re in for a treat! This year the screening is supported by Just Eat and we’ll be offering special discounts and vouchers to the audience.

In 1985, the late Michael Dwyer launched the first Dublin Film Festival. The inaugural festival had a diverse programme that contained such future classics as Heimat, Insignificance and The Official Version. Only after the programme had gone to press, did he and fellow founder Myles Dungan discover that they were one film short. With characteristic flair, Michael Dwyer turned this potential mishap into one of the most beloved slots in the festival; the Surprise Film.

In the 32 years since the first Surprise Film, the structure of the festival has changed only slightly. Each year, the Surprise Film is shown.

One of the most eagerly anticipated presentations in the festival, the Surprise Film is shown amid great speculation and no one – not even the projectionist – knows the film’s title until the first few frames on screen slowly reveal its true identity. The Surprise Film takes place on the last day of the festival – the 4th of March

To celebrate our partnership with ADIFF, we have 5 pairs of tickets to give away.


Simply guess the Just Eat Surprise Film using the hashtag #JustSurprise and comment our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts to be in with a chance. Everyone that enters will be put into a draw and picked at random after 4pm 26th of February. And anyone who guesses the Just Eat Surprise Film correctly will also be in with a chance of winning a Just Eat Gift Card!

Often met with laughs, whoops or groans, the Surprise Film has been a staple of the Festival since 2003. Check out the list of previous ADIFF Surprise Films below:

2017 Get Out
2016 Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot
2015 Good Kill
2014 Muppets Most Wanted
2013 Welcome to the Punch
2012 This must be the Place, El Casa de Mi Padre
2011 Cedar Rapids
2010 Greenberg
2009 Hamlet 2
2008 The Escapist
2007 300
2006 The Jacket
2005 The Squid & The Whale
2004 Starsky & Hutch
2003 Buffalo Soldiers