Kerry International Film Festival 2020 – Online
15 – 18 October 2020
As you would expect from a festival starting later this week, the KIFF 2020 will be an online-only event. One positive point of this change is that the festival is now available to all with a good inernet connection! The Festival includes a variety of films and also an interview with Jessie Buckley which is free to view.
Here are some of our favourite events, but you can find the full programme here
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – Live From Thursday the 15th at 1PM
Follow the Dead – Live From Sat the 17th at 7PM
My Favourite War – Live From Fri the 16th at 3PM
Windmill Lane – Live From Sat the 17th at 3PM
Thursday’s Child – Live From Sun the 18th at 5PM
In keeping with current Government guidelines surrounding Coivd19 and to maintain the safety of KIFF audiences everywhere, the festival recently opted to present an exclusively online event in 2020. Movie enthusiasts everywhere can log on to www.kerryfilmfestival.com from 9th October and pre book tickets for KIFF 2020 which will take place 15 – 18 October.
Speaking at the launch, festival programmer Eibh Collins said, ‘We are clearly gutted that we are not able to meet all the filmmakers in the foyer of Cinema Killarney this year to share in the excitement of showcasing their work or to see the return of the loyal faces who have supported the festival over the past 21 years. However, I am extremely proud of the robust KIFF team for assembling such a strong event and grateful to the people of Kerry for their ongoing support during these challenging times. I am also so indebted to all the filmmakers, artists and creatives for having the guts to jump into the deep end of the unknown online festival world, just to be able to keep our film industry moving forward and our audiences entertained.’
Some of the highlights in this year’s programme include three low-budget directorial debuts from independent Irish filmmakers; Chris Aylmer (Go Get Davey), Allan El Atrash (Thursday’s Child) and Adam William Cahill (Follow the Dead). Alongside a selection of new work, we also look back and celebrate the 15 – year anniversary of Perry Ogden’s Pavee Lackeen, paired with Ciara Nic Chormaic’s Skin + Soul, which covers the work of Perry as a filmmaker and photographer. Both filmmakers will join us for a pre-recorded discussion about their work.