Kerry Film Festival
9th – 25th October 2012
The Kerry Film Festival opens today, 9th October, with a screening of the acclaimed Pilgrim Hill, winner of the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, which beautifully evokes a tale of tough rural life in North Kerry. The festival will continue in Tralee until 13th October, when it will move to other venues in the county.
Highlights of the 2012 festival include:
- the festival awards ceremony on Sat 13th Oct, which will include the presentation of the Maureen O’Hara Award for women who have excelled in film to the phenominal young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan
- a unique inflatible cinema, which will take up residence in The Brandon Hotel, Tralee
- a pop-up gallery in a house on Denny St, Tralee, which explores the boundaries between film and art through video installations by Kerry born artist Austin Ivers
- a free screening of the animation Moon Man, as this year’s Lord Mayor’s Gala screening on Sat 13th October
- screenings of over 100 shorts from countries as diverse as Singapore, USA, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, South Africa and Hungary, as well as a bumper edition of the Made in Kerry season of films by the people of Kerry or made in the county.
Tralee 9th – 13th October
Listowel 16th – 18th October
Kenmare 18th October
Waterville 25th October
The Kerry Film Festival would not be possible without its funders and sponsors, and would like to gratefully thank The Arts Council, Kerry County Council, Tralee Town Council, FAS, Siamsa Tire, Brandon Hotel, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Carnegie Arts Centre, Classic Movieplex, Creative Media Department at Tralee Institute of Technology, Killarney Crystal, Irish Film Institute, Goethe Institut and Kerry Libraries.
Kerry Film Festival info and booking
T:066 712 9934