THE new Artistic Director of the Kerry Film Festival has been appointed and it’s a face which will be familiar to ‘Fair City’ fans.
Maeve McGrath played Lorraine Molloy, daughter of Dolores and Harry, in the popular RTE series back in the 1990s, and appeared in several other TV shows and films such as Ballykissangel, Ros na Rún, Cowboys and Angels and the Oscar-nominated Brooklyn last year.
Recently, she has also been instrumental in an array of arts festival organisations in recent years including Elemental Arts and Cultural Festival and Limerick City of Culture 2014. Her festival event work includes the Richard Harris International Film Festival, The Bram Stoker Film Festival and now the Kerry Film Festival.
Speaking about the appointment, Philip Doyle, Chair of board of directors at KFF said; “Maeve was an obvious choice for us in that she not only provides the hands-on experience of successfully running a festival, she also brings a keen awareness of the evolving contemporary film festival landscape.”
“As a festival currently in transition and growth, we in KFF are confident that Maeve will bring the kind of perspectives that will allow us to further develop in interesting ways for KFF 2016,” he added.
Maeve McGrath said she was looking forward to working on the Festival.
“I am thrilled to be appointed Artistic Director of Kerry Film Festival and I am looking forward to working with a very talented team to build on this festival that is now in its 17th year. I am passionate about film, in particular short film, and I am looking forward with anticipation to the continued growth of the Kerry Film Festival and being part of that development and expansion,” she said.
The Kerry Film Festival takes place this year from October 19-23.