Packed Schedule Of Screenings And Events For Kerry Film Festival This Month

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Eibh Collins

CELEBRATING its 20th edition, Kerry International Film Festival has pulled back the curtain on their 2019 programme of films, complete with special events and most of all some very special films.

Featuring feature films, documentaries, animation, short film programmes and industry events, the festival will showcase new work from Ireland and around the globe.

The Festival takes place from the 17th- 21st October in Killarney, with screenings in the Killarney Cinema and St. Mary’s Church, and industry events in Killarney House and the Plaza Hotel.

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For its 20th Anniversary KIFF is debuting a new look, having undergone an exciting rebrand by the festival’s creative partner Richard Dee Branding & Design.

Speaking at the launch in Killarney, festival programmer Eibh Collins said; “I’m delighted to present my first programme for the Kerry International Film Festival. It’s been an incredible effort from the dedicated team to get this selection of films ready for our wonderful audiences, and I can’t wait for them to see what we have put together for them.”

Some of her highlights include Rare Beasts, the directing debut of actress Billie Piper, screening on Sunday 20th at 6.30pm, with guests to be announced.

It also has the Irish Premiere of SXSW-winning film The Peanut Butter Falcon with a cast led by performer, teacher and disability advocate Zack Gottsagen, (around whom the film was crafted) alongside Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal and Thomas Haden Church.

Closer to home KFF is delighted to present the World Premiere of Terry McMahon’s news film, The Prize fighter, which promise to be a sell-out event as Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (the Irish professional boxer who has formerly held the WBO International and Irish middleweight titles), Paschal Collins (renowned coach & manager) and director Terry McMahon will attend the screening and extended Q&A.

There’s also more than a dozen programmes of the best in new Irish and International Short Films. It is set to be a packed few days of entertainment. For the full programme, click here

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