VACANCY: FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

The role of Programming Director will lead the efficient administration and delivery of the festival, and support the development of its artistic and outreach programmes. You will bring with you a strong interest in film and of working in an arts and/or festival setting. You will have excellent administrative, coordination and IT skills and several […]

VIRGIN MEDIA ANNOUNCED AS SPONSORS OF THE ‘BEST OF KERRY’ AWARD AT KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (KIFF) 2023

Virgin Media are delighted to announce its sponsorship of the ‘Best of Kerry’ Award at the Kerry International Film Festival (KIFF), which brings together a diverse selection of new Irish and World Cinema to Kerry audiences.  Celebrating its 24th edition, this year’s KIFF will take place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd October 2023, revealing new talent with their […]

KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (KIFF) LAUNCHES ITS 2023 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AND ANNOUNCES EILEEN WALSH AS THIS YEARS MAUREEN O’HARA AWARD RECIPIENT

Kerry International Film Festival (KIFF) is delighted to officially launch their 2023 film festival programme today, Tuesday 3 October 2023. Celebrating its 24th edition, this year’s festival will take place 19 – 22 October 2023.  One of the yearly highlights of KIFF is the Maureen O’Hara Award. In 2008 KIFF established the Maureen O’Hara Award in celebration of […]

NEW FILM & TV COURSE AT KERRY COLLEGE

Course start: 25th September Content Development for Film & Television Kerry College is delighted to announce the establishment of a new Film & TV Course for the southwest region. The course is intended to function as an engine for growing content production in the region. It will have a strong practical and creative focus and will complement […]

KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (KIFF) SUPPORTED BY CREATIVE IRELAND TO SHOWCASE FILM ‘HUNGRY HILL’ IN KENMARE COOPERATIVE MART 12 AUGUST

Kerry International Film Festival (KIFF) supported by Creative Ireland, will showcase a bespoke screening of ‘Hungry Hill’ in the unique surroundings of Kenmare Cooperative Mart, 12 August 2023 at 7pm. ‘Hungry Hill’ is a non-fiction feature film co-directed by Kerry Filmmaker in Residence, Mieke Vanmechelen and artist and researcher Michael Holly. The film premiered at the […]

KIFF/ COVID UPDATE

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 […]