Dingle International Film Festival (Dingle IFF) has always attracted esteemed guests and their acclaimed films from the world of cinema, and 2017 promises to be the most diverse and talented yet. Running right through the festival weekend, audience members will get the opportunity to meet and hear from these acclaimed filmmakers themselves. Special feature films will have introductions and insightful Q&As with the director and/or producers of their film at our festival venues (The Phoenix Cinema and St James’ Church). Many of these filmmakers will also be attending the Dingle Pow-Wow at The Blasket Centre on Saturday 25th March, which is bringing together professional industry leaders from Ireland and abroad to discuss their careers. Supported by Screen Training Ireland, this is an unmissable opportunity for the general audience and aspiring filmmakers to gain advice and knowledge about the industry and the art behind making a film.

We have an incredible line-up of participants coming to the festival to represent their films:

  • Ben Wheatley, writer and director of Dingle IFF 2017’s opening film FREE FIRE
  • Stephen Cookson, director of STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY, and Peter Keegan, producer of STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY
  • Cass Warner, director and producer of HOPPER: IN HIS OWN WORDS
  • Eamonn Norris, writer, director, and producer of MAKING IT
  • Tom Ryan, director of TWICE SHY
  • David Noel Bourke, director and writer of BAKERMAN
  • Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer, director and producer of LATE BLOSSOM BLUES
  • Caoimhe Clancy, co-director of THE RANDOMER, and Aisling O’Halloran, producer of THE RANDOMER
  • Claire Dix, director of WE ARE MOVING
  • Mieke Vanmechelen, director, writer, and producer of RATH
  • Neil Fox, writer and producer of WILDERNESS
  • Juan Gamero, director, writer and producer of THE KARAMAZOFFS (A walk on the SoHo years), and Carmen Rodríguez, director, writer and producer of THEKARAMAZOFFS (A walk on the SoHo years)


And finally, the prestigious ‘Dingle Women in Film’ event will have a Q & A panel chaired by Majella O’Sullivan, a Kerry-based journalist. The remarkable local directors at this screening and Q & A are:

  • Brenda Ni Shuilleabhain, director of DO MHARAGADH DÉANTA
  • Elaine Kennedy, director of UISCE BEATHA
  • Colleen Grace Herlihy, director of LIFE IS SHORT
  • Áine Ní Chíobháin, director of A TRAGEDY IN KERRY

Dingle IFF 2017 is a fantastic and unique opportunity for the new generation of filmmakers and audience members to seek advice from experienced professionals and to hear them in our special venues to discuss their work. The festival also allows the international film community attending the festival to see and experience Ireland’s most beautiful Gaeltacht areas, and will greatly promote rural Ireland as a filmmaking destination. Our visiting filmmakers are all experts in their craft, and are the best possible means to help stimulate growth and love in the Irish film industry.


To read the full article, check out our website page at Dingle International Film Festival – Meet The Filmmakers

Also, Screen Training Ireland published our press release on their website – STI Meet The Filmmakers

For more information about our other films and events, be sure to look us up at http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com/



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