The festival is taking place at Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath, until Sunday 7 August and presents 50 new and award-winning documentary films from around the world, most of them Irish premieres.

Here are farming highlights from the programme and trailers for the three films focusing on farmers who are not afraid of taking an alternative stance on agriculture and standing up to powerful interests.

Seed: The Untold Story

Taggart Siegal is travelling from the USA to present his latest film, Seed: The Untold Story, which follows passionate seed keepers fighting to protect a 12,000-year-old food legacy from the control of multinational companies.

Good Things Await

This film tells the story of octogenarian farmer Niels Stockholm who, with his wife Rita, is fighting to keep the rare Danish Red breed of cattle in existence. They farm in an old biodynamic way in tune with nature, but their battle is with bureaucracy and he finds himself facing fines and even the shutdown of his entire operation.

Holy Cow

Holy Cow tells the story of an ambitious farmer in rural Azerbaijan who tries to modernise his herd by introducing a cow from Europe, much to the disapproval of villagers and family.