In keeping with their new format, KIFF will be presenting the Maureen O’ Hara award to Jessie Buckley via an online interview which will be available on the website and additional social media platforms throughout the festival. There are also plans to host a physical presentation in the future (tbc). Upon receiving the KIFF 2020 Maureen O’ Hara award, Jessie Buckley said: ‘It means so much when your own people and own country get behind you like this and say you’re doing alright kid, that means a lot.’ The festival has had an incredibly positive response to its call for film submissions earlier this year and they will announce their 2020 program in the coming weeks. The program will present a diverse selection of films and documentaries for all ages and genres and will also include a promising new selection of Kerry Short films not to be missed.
In these uncertain times, KIFF is grateful to be able to present a festival that challenges them to incorporate a digital element into their festival and they are immensely grateful to their key funding partners and supporters, including The Arts Council, Kerry County Council, Irish Film & Television Awards, KETB, Creative Ireland Kerry and to all local sponsors, supporters and businesses. KIFF would love for local businesses to come on board in support of this home-grown dynamic and expanding festival and they will be showcasing festival partnership opportunities locally in the lead in to the event.
You can read Esther McCarthy’s wonderful Irish Examiner article on Jessie here: Jessie Buckley: Kerry superstar has come a long way
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