We aim to be a county-wide festival as much as limited resources allow. We do this by partnering up with fellow art and culture providers. If you have an idea about how KIFF could work with you to bring cinema to Kerry audiences, please do not hesitate to get in touch. The stronger our network, the more film we can get out there.
The Chinese New Year festival in Tralee celebrates, not only the Chinese community in Tralee, but Chinese traditions and culture in general. Over a packed weekend in February, Tralee town is treated to a light ceremony, the best of Chinese cuisine, culture, music, dress, traditional ceremonies, Chinese mind & body medicines and an impressive Lion and Dragon dance in the streets. KIFF partnered with the festival by providing a big screen and Chinese film.
Wildmind is a nature-based art festival that takes place in Fenit every April. In 2020 KIFF was due to join forces with Wildmind to show a feature film with an environmental message but due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Wildmind had to postpone. We intend to honour this collaboration whenever life allows and forge an on-going and meaningful relationship with one of the biggest-hearted festivals in Ireland.
In 2019 KIFF partnered with Writer’s Week to bring literary films to festival-goers, Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, based on Roddy’s Doyle’s book, and Ian Power’s Dark Lies The Island, based on Kevin Barry’s writing.
In Listowel, we work with the brilliant Classic Cinema, one of Ireland’s few remaining independently-owned cinemas. We can’t sing their praises highly enough, or bang their drum loudly enough. They are stalwarts, fighting the good fight against an industry geared towards omniplexes and blockbusters.
KIFF works with the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival on an on-going basis. The Festival honours the pioneering spirit of a great filmmaker & advocate for social change. It takes place annually in August in the beautiful village of Waterville on the Ring of Kerry in the South West of Ireland. The festival includes a hugely entertaining range of events, screenings, workshops and Chaplin themed street entertainment and much, much more.