Call For: Artistic Director @ Kerry Film Festival

Artistic Director


Job Title:  Artistic Director Kerry Film Festival 2016

Appointment:  Six-month contract

Responsible to:  Board of Directors


Kerry Film Festival (KFF) is an internationally recognised short film festival which takes place across the County of Kerry. The 17th annual festival will take place in Killarney from 19th – 23rd October.  Its mission is to select and screen national and international feature films of the highest standard for local visiting audiences, create a year- round programme of events and promote the county as a major filmmaking destination.


The role of the Artistic Director

The Artistic Director will be responsible for the artistic vision, creative programming, and leadership of the Kerry Film Festival in October 2016. The Artistic Director will report to the Board and will ensure that the Festival achieves its artistic, film, audience and financial objectives to the highest standard.


To select, secure and /or approve high quality Judges, all guest directors, producers, visiting actors, overseas guests.


To develop the widest possible audience for the Festival, in the county of Kerry, nationally and internationally.


To work in close collaboration with the board, to lead, direct and oversee Kerry Film Festival Fund raising strategy and foster strong relationships with existing patrons and potential sponsors.


To broaden and diversify sources of income through fund raising and explore all opportunities to ensure the Festivals Future growth and expansion.


To ensure the effective and responsible financial management of funds and present financial reports to the board when attending meetings.


To implement the Board’s business plan and vision for future development of the year- round programme.


To oversee and manage staff in accordance with best practice and standards.




Skills and experience

Clarity of artistic vision and ambition, passionate about film.


Experienced and a proven track record with the ability to programme, collaborate and work to the highest standards.


Knowledge of marketing, media, and audience development.


Good knowledge of film and arts funding.


Ability to inspire and motivate, delegate, negotiate and manage.


Excellent communication skills, verbal and written and presentational.



Salary:   c €18-20K as per 6 month contract


Please forward CV and Cover letter to:

Closing date for receipt of application Friday 20th May










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