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On the back of successful screenings at the Newport Beach and Kerry Film Festivals, news filtered through from Newport Beach that Warts and All received the award for Best International Narrative Short Film.

Producer Lee Crowley has led in the thanks via the films Twitter page, “We are absolutely delighted to win Best Short Narrative International Short. Thanks to the jury and all the team @nbff for this wonderful award!”

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Warts and All and a special congrats to the director Pat Shortt on bringing the team together to make this project.

For a Full report on all the award winners at the Newport Beach Film Festival Check out the article by clicking the Variety Logo below:

From Eibh Collins, the programmer of the Kerry International Film Festival.

This year KIFF is online from Oct 15 – 18, while it is sad not to be in the cinema with our filmmakers and friends. It does give the festival an option to travel across the Island and provide exciting content for more people.

So with that and remote learning being a staple for your students at the moment, I wanted to get in touch to highlight some of the upcoming films screenings, panels and talks (live and recorded) that KIFF is hosting this year.

The streaming platform is live now and with it all being available to watch and rent at a set time from next Thursday. All the info is HERE

Most films will stay available to rent and watch until Monday 19th. With a 38hrs playback window to finish the film once started.

I would like to highlight some films that are particularly excited for anyone in or getting into the industry. 

 Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound which reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema. This screening will be followed by a live zoom discussion with Sound artist hosted by the director (and sound legend) Midge Costin. The film is €6 to rent and the talk is free. 

As well as a selection of short Animation we have two exciting animated features. 

Quirky Estonia comedy, The Old Man Movie and a stunning documentary called My Favourite War, which recently won at the Annecy Film Festival.

Our (all in) Animation season ticket is only  €15!

We also have a few talks and live zoom panels. Including a ‘In Conversation’ with  actor Jessie Buckley, which is free to watch from 9am tomorrow. You can see the full list HERE.

We would love it if you could share this information with your students and If anything takes your fancy as a group viewing, I can sort you out with a group discount promo code(s) or help in any way. 

Eibh Collins

Festival Programmer

21st Kerry International Film Festival | Oct 15th – 18th, 2020