So the submissions are streaming in. After a very busy Galway Fleadh, Eibh will turn her keen eye to selecting the KIFF 2020 programme. Our trusted and loyal Declan Mc Steen is also returning as assistant programmer this year. Sure it wouldn’t be KIFF without him.

In terms of how the Festival will be delivered, we are still trying out different shapes and sizes, depending on the ever-changing circumstances. We’ve a plan A, B, C and D. And E…

What we do know is that we have Nicola O’ Sullivan, from NOS Associates heading up KIFF sponsorship and marketing. We’re thrilled and relieved to have her. She’s coming onboard during such uncertain times, yet remains clear in her vision. Nicola (MPRII) is an experienced PR and Marketing professional with over 16 years experience. Recently returned to her home county of Kerry, Nicola has a proven track record in creating and implementing successful and bespoke events and campaigns through strategic planning, media relations, creative PR, marketing and social media. Her clients include Brown Thomas, The Press Up Entertainment Group, Little Island Books, Tower Records, and now us!

We’re also to delighted to welcome another Kerry woman on board. Literally. Aileen Garvey, our newest board member, is based in Killarney and is a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry.  Having graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in Law & European studies, followed by postgraduate studies in Business Administration and Blackhall Place, she pursed a career in Dublin working with Porter Morris solicitors and Matheson solicitors. Since returning to Kerry, Aileen has been an active supporter and patron of Kerry International Film Festival and the Arts. 

So that’s us. We’re planning and hoping, waiting and preparing. We’re going to celebrate our 21st edition having faced and survived our toughest year yet. The show must go on!