The Kerry International Film Festival Audience at Killarney Cineplex

So folks, all you KIFF fans and film lovers out there, just to update you on where we are with KIFF this year. We would normally have been open for submissions at this stage, but the current COVID pandemic has stuttered our normal timelines. But don’t panic, we are working away and liaising with stakeholders […]

Writer’s Week, Listowel

In 2019 KIFF partnered with Writer’s Week to bring literary films to festival-goers, Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, based on Roddy’s Doyle’s book, and Ian Power’s Dark Lies The Island, based on Kevin Barry’s writing. In Listowel, we work with the brilliant Classic Cinema, one of Ireland’s few remaining independently-owned cinemas. We can’t sing their praises high enough, or bang […]

Chinese New Year Festival, Tralee

The Chinese New Year festival in Tralee celebrates, not only the Chinese community in Tralee but Chinese traditions and culture in general. Over a packed weekend in February, Tralee town is treated to a light ceremony, the best of Chinese cuisine, culture, music, dress, traditional ceremonies, Chinese mind & body medicines and an impressive Lion […]

Wildmind Nature Festival, Fenit

Wildmind is a nature-based art festival that takes place in Fenit every April. In 2020 KIFF was due to join forces with Wildmind to show a feature film with an environmental message but due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Wildmind had to postpone. We intend to honour this collaboration whenever life allows and forge an […]

Kerry Screen Commission

The Kerry Screen Commission was set up Kerry Co. Council and is part of Kerry ETB. It is a one-stop shop for advice and help with all of your Pre-Production, Production and Post Production needs in Kerry. It is headed up Siobhan O’ Sullivan, the Kerry Film Development Officer. If you are thinking of filming […]

Kerry Film Forum

The Kerry Film Forum is a discussion group for directors, writers, filmmakers and artists working in moving image. They aim to provide a space for collective creative engagement in a mutually supportive environment. Presentations by members and guest speakers will be scheduled with an emphasis on selected topics, films and moving image works from outside […]

Kerry Filmmaker in Residence

Kenmare based artist Mieke Vanmechelen will be continuing her work as Kerry County Council Filmmaker in Residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland during 2020. This role is vital in terms of encouraging film-making in Kerry, especially opening it up to newcomers who might yet not have had the opportunity to try their […]

A rebranded KIFF launches new website

The rebranded KIFF has launched a new website to coincide with the opening of submissions. KIFF creates new and exciting film experiences, champions the work of local and national emerging filmmakers and promotes Kerry as a major film-making destination. Now in its 21st year and with bold ambition for the future, the festival felt it was […]

The Charlie Chaplain Festival, Kenmare

KIFF works with the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival on an on-going basis. The Festival honours the pioneering spirit of a great filmmaker & advocate for social change. It takes place annually in August in the beautiful village of Waterville on the Ring of Kerry in the South West of Ireland. The festival includes a hugely […]