Kerry Film Festival is a pioneering and internationally recognised film festival taking place across County Kerry from 4 – 11 October. A jam packed week of film screenings, workshops, events and exhibitions, Kerry Film Festival is a countywide festival and a vital element of Kerry’s cultural landscape bringing new and outstanding films and filmmakers to towns across Kerry every year.
Kerry Film Festival is the second largest arts festival in County Kerry and its run by a small team of dedicated part time staff and volunteers. Combining their interests, their professional experience and more importantly their sheer passion for film and the festival, the team works together to make KFF happen.
The festival turns 15 this year and is planning to celebrate with a bumper programme. We will be bringing filmmakers and industry professionals from Ireland and across the globe to participate in an anniversary programme that includes live film score performances, internationally renowned directors’ talks, award winning features, unique film events and exhibitions. A multi venue and multi location festival, KFF brings films to places films have never been and with the festival venues from Listowel to Waterville and everywhere in between there is plenty to choose from.
KFF actively celebrates and encourages young filmmakers. Running a short film competition for emerging filmmakers judged by a calibre international jury, and along with a debut feature screening, workshops, showcases for emerging international and local talent, an international festival exchange programme and networking opportunities AND a 50 hr film shoot, KFF is without doubt dedicated to filmmaking!
What else? Well there are groundbreaking documentary and narrative features throughout the week, and the festival has 2 other unique programme strands: live film score performances as well as a showcase of the best in cutting edge Transmedia film projects. In 2013 Polish duo SzaZa performed live to Polanski’s early short films and The Kissinger Twins edited their film Suferrosa to a live audience. There’ll be more of that in 2014!
What will we do with your support?
The whole gamut really: programming, hospitality and marketing. The funds raised through this campaign will directly support a number of unique film events, allow Kerry Film Festival bring former award winners and filmmakers back to Ireland for this landmark year, and make sure the world gets to know about it.
Kerry Film Festival is a non profit organisation and needs all the support it can get. That means we need you, your generosity and your passion for the arts. We need your contribution, no matter how small and we will do the rest.
In return you will receive rewards that will ensure you get to enjoy the festival and the special events you have helped make happen. So support us, join us, and celebrate 15 years of great films and filmmaking in Kerry this October!