Call for entries
Deadline: 1 August 2011

12th Annual Kerry Film Festival
29 October – 5 November 2011 Kerry/Ireland

The main feature of Kerry Film Festival is a short film competition that focuses on young film makers and awards prizes in a number of different categories including Best Irish Film, Best International Film, Best Documentary Film and Best Animated Film. Winning films are selected by a world class panel of adjudicators, with KFF adjudicators including such leading lights as Jeremy Irons, Noel Pearson, Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne. KFF also presents the Maureen O’ Hara award to a lady that has excelled in film, with Oscar winning actress Juliette Binoche picking up the award in 2010, which was presented by Maureen O’ Hara herself.

The focus of Kerry Film Festival is, as always, on young, up-and-coming filmmakers, giving the KFF audience an opportunity to see and love the work of directors before they become widely known. While KFF is an intimate little festival, the quality of both the films and the panel of adjudicators consistently punch above the festival’s weight. Having such well respected adjudicators view and select the winning films is a huge advantage to winning filmmakers. “It’s one of the unique strengths of KFF,” said Director, Jason O’Mahony, “We offer young filmmakers a chance to have their work seen by respected pros and, if their film is selected, then the kudos which goes along with having their film selected will hopefully help them take the next step in their careers.”

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