Kerry Film Festival Kicks Off


Kerry Film Festival opens Wednesday 19th October for five days of short film, feature film and film industry events. The festival will open with the sold-out World Premiere of Kerry made Feature Film, Making It.

The festival will open and close with the World Premieres of two Kerry feature films, Making It produced by the National Digital Skills Centre at Kerry ETB and Brackenmore (pictured), produced by Caragh Lake Films who collaborated with a number of local organisations including Kerry County Council and the Kerry ETB. The production of these films is a testament to the determination of production companies filming in Kerry and the wealth of locations in Kerry suitable for filming.

The short film programme is an integral part of the Kerry Film Festival schedule and this year there are 16 programmes of short film. With an international focus on short film reflected in the programme including a new exchange of films with the renowned Kendal Mountain Festival, there is also an overflowing programme of Kerry short films in the KERRY CONNECTION programme highlighting the wealth of creative talent creating film in the county.

Filmmakers and Industry professionals will gather in Killarney on October 22nd for the SHORT FILM MARKET where panel discussions and conversations will take place with industry guests discussing short film and and a special focus on the diaspora in the Irish International Film Festival panel. Jim Cummings, winner of the Grand Jury prize at Sundance will take a Masterclass on hi s journey to Sundance with Thunder Road and there is a casting workshop for actors with ‘Sing Street’ casting agent, Louise Kiely.

Critically acclaimed feature films include A Good Wife which opened in Sundance this year and in keeping with the festivals tradition of focusing on music in film, KFF also hosts the Irish premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun and the acclaimed music documentary, We Are X. With a documentary on the Life of Ken Loach, Versus and the Kerry Premiere of Mattress Men with director Colm Quinn in attendance, a selection of films that will appeal to all.

So put the dates 19th-23rd October in your diary and journey to Killarney to enjoy the cinematic delights of the shorts, features and events of the Kerry Film Festival 2016.

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