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Become a KIFF Sponsor

KIFF is at a very exciting time in its development. We are receiving more entries that ever, reaching the widest audiences in our history and are listed as one of the Top 100 festivals in the world on Film Freeway where it currently holds a 5-star rating.  We are delighted to be able to offer local, national and international businesses new sponsorship opportunities. Ideally, KIFF is looking to nurture mutually beneficial long-term relationships.

Kerry International Film Festival offers your business a unique opportunity to broaden your audience reach via our social media, print and on-screen platforms. It also provides your company with a direct opportunity for community engagement.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • KIFF offer tailored corporate entertainment packages
  • Sponsors receive local, regional, national exposure to a diverse audience and partners in the industry and beyond
  • Each year, KIFF honours a variety of emerging talent within the film industry and sponsors can be in the forefront of this via brand association and via presenting KIFF awards
  • KIFF broadens engagement and reach through the introduction of new audiences (17,000+ streams across multiple platforms in 2020, 3.500 attendees in 2021)
  • Your company will be a part of a distinctively forward-thinking film festival, as displayed through a variety of awards and initiatives such as:
    – Maureen O’ Hara Award (celebrating women in film)
    – TRUA award (celebrating compassionate film-making)
    – KIFF’s dedication to the environment (KIFF sponsored the planting of over 4K trees across Kerry)
    – All Abilities Category (promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and the artistic expressions of people with different abilities and disabilities.)
  • Be amongst the first to view new and emerging talent in film, KIFF showcases new films and documentaries that have not been released world-wide as of yet

KIFF offers tailored packages to individuals and companies annually. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your brand while aligning with a much-loved festival that promotes local partnerships and community engagement. 

Sponsors receive a graded package of benefits which includes branding and promotion opportunities, tickets or discounts for KIFF events during the festival and throughout the year plus access to established and emerging talent. Please find an outline of KIFF’s bespoke sponsorship packages below.

We would be delighted to tailor bespoke packages to suit your individual business requirements and to maximise return on investment for your company.

Title Sponsorship packages

Title Sponsorship for the Festival – KERRY AIRPORT IRELAND 

Exclusive Naming Rights of the Best of Kerry’ Award or the Maureen O’Hara Award (Celebrating Women in Film)

Exclusive Naming Rights of the ‘Best Irish Narrative Feature’ Award

Exclusive naming on an individual award presented during the festival from the selection below:

  • Best International Narrative Short
  • Best Irish Narrative Short
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Animation
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Screenwriting Award
  • Trua Award (celebrating compassionate film-making that excites positive change)



Naming Rights on Individual Screenings taking place during the festival.

Contributor Level 

Friend of the Festival

Festival Fan

If you would like to receive any further information regarding the above packages, or if you wish to discuss customising a bespoke package to suit your specific business requirements, please contact us!

T: 087 – 442 – 5473


  • KIFF is celebrating its 24th edition this year.
  • KIFF is the 4th biggest film festival in Ireland, eclipsed only by major city festivals – Dublin, Cork and Galway.
  • KIFF is listed as one of the Top 100 festivals in the world on Film Freeway where it currently holds a 5-star rating.
  • All going according to plan KIFF will be Ireland’s 1st green film festival. Our carbon footprint is currently being calculated. KIFF has currently sponsored over 4.000 trees in Kerry.


  • KIFF is a countywide film festival with year-round events.

  • KIFF’s Maureen O’Hara Award has a long, long tradition of supporting women in film. KIFF was one of the first film festivals to offer an award exclusively to women.

  • KIFF focuses on emerging talent through the short film artform. It has a proven track record of spotting the game-changers of the future.

  • KIFF is one of only a few festivals that celebrates film scores.

  • KIFF has a superb festival location in the picturesque Killarney. We have great working relationships with key players in the hospitality sector so KIFF offers the most memorable experience for all attendees.

  • KIFF’s diverse and distinctive venues like St. Mary’s of the Sloes and Killarney House are testament to the Festival’s ground level network of support and goodwill.

check out some press coverage of KIFF 2021

24 September 2021

Renowned Producer Kathleen Kennedy to receive Maureen O'Hara Award at Kerry International Film Festival

8 September 2021

Airport to be headline sponsors of Kerry International Film Festival

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1 October 2021

Kerry International Film Festival reveals 2021 lineup including Gabriel Byrne and Damien Dempsey

1 October 2021

2021 Kerry International Film Festival programme launched

15 October 2021

Kerry International Film Festival opens 2021 blended festival.

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17 October 2021

Kerry International Film Festival 2021 award winners announced

check out some press coverage of KIFF 2020

23 May 2020

KIFF Kerry Film Festival opens submissions for October Event

17 September 2020

Jessie Buckley honoured to be recognised by the Kingdom

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1 September 2020

Kerry International Film
Festival 2020

13 October 2020

KIFF preview: Two workshop events on Sound Design and Marketing & Promotion – Panel & Discussion

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17 September 2020

Jessie Buckley awarded Kerry Film Festival's Maureen O'Hara Award

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17 September 2020

Jessie Buckley

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17 September 2020

Jessie Buckley To Receive Kerry Film Festival’s Maureen O’Hara Award

30 December 2020

Jessie Buckley: Kerry superstar has come a long way

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21 October 2020

Online Kerry Film Festival is a huge hit

2 October 2020

Kerry International Film Festival launches 2020 programme online