KIFF Friends

There are so many good people and organisations trying to make, show or promote moving images in Kerry. Here are some we like to call our friends. If you think your organisation might have something to offer film in Kerry, then reach out to us. We’re under-staffed but over-enthusiastic. We’ll help if we possibly can.

screen KERRY

Screen Kerry, the Kerry Film Office, was set up by Kerry ETB with support from Kerry County Council. 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 in Kerry, Siobhan is your woman. She couldn’t be more approachable. Screen Kerry also facilitates the annual Kerry Short Film Bursary which offers a grant of €10,000 to the successful project, funded by the Arts Office, Kerry Co Co.  Past recipients have met with great success at KIFF.


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 2020/21. 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 hand at moving images.

Contact Mieke through her website:

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 the group circle, opening conversations and stimulating debate. The forum will take place once every two months at ANAM, Arts & Cultural Centre, Killarney. It is supported by Kerry County Council and Kerry Screen Commission.

listowel cinema

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 their drum loud enough. They are stalwarts, fighting the good fight against an industry geared towards omniplexes and blockbusters.


irish film institute

KIFF is very happy to have an on-going relationship with the vitally important Irish Film Institute who recommend and supply films suitable for our secondary schools’ programme. An age-appropriate French film for example. The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema; it preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film.

film ireland network

Film Network Ireland was started by Paul Butler-Lennox and Ray Mongey in 2010 as a way of using Facebook to benefit the Irish filmmaking community. At the time of writing, it had over 16,000 members. KIFF is grateful to have worked with the lads who tirelessly use their skill and passion to bring film-makers together at engaging networking events.