The Dublin International Film Festival in honor of Adam McKay – Deadline


Adam McKay will receive the Volta Award from the Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) in recognition of his contribution to cinema.

The filmmaker will travel to Dublin to collect the prize at an out-of-festival screening of his latest photo, the Netflix comedy Do not seek, on December 16 before it launches on Netflix on December 24. The film will be released in select theaters from December 10. It tells the story of two low-level astronomers who go on a giant media tour to warn of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth.

Previous Volta winners at DIFF are Daniel Day Lewis, Al Pacino, Kristin Scott Thomas and Thierry Frémaux. It was originally created in honor of James Joyce who in 1909 opened the Volta Picture Theater, the first dedicated Irish cinema in Dublin.

McKay, who produces through his own Hyperobject Industries banner, has a long list of successes to his credit, including Vice, the great short and Succession. To come it has the function The menu starring Anya Taylor-Joy and an HBO drama series about the Lakers, as well as a show inspired by Parasite, which he made with Bong Joon Ho.

Virgin Media DIFF Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “We are delighted to honor Adam McKay and his impressive work. Adam is a unique and fearless filmmaker, making difficult but vital stories very entertaining. As the 2022 festival features a season of new comedies from around the world, we are excited to greet and celebrate the creator of Presenter, The Big Short and his latest brilliant comedy, Don’t look.

The 2022 edition of the Dublin International Film Festival runs from February 23 to March 6.