Dingle Film Festival is driven by the desire and passion to present new and archive film from around the world to an audience, both local & international, in Dingle. A major role of the festival will be presenting a workshop programme with leading experts from the film industry.
We aim to engage with our audiences by involving them in screenings, workshops, discussions and seminars of the highest standards, allowing them to see, talk about, enjoy and celebrate film.
DFF have a vision of being the only film festival in Ireland being lead by its workshop programme. We will aim to bring the best film makers in their field to Dingle giving film makers and film lovers the opportunity to learn form the absolute best. Feature films and shorts will be screened in relation to the workshop programme being offered.
Maurice Galway is the CEO/Artistic Director of the Dingle Film Festival and founder of the Festival in 2007. The festival grew out of a love of film and also over 10 years experience in the film festival and film sector. Maurice founded the Kerry film festival in 1999 and has also made a number of short experimental films which have exhibited in Ireland, London, New York and Cannes. As AD of the Dingle Film Festival he curates each festival programme along with attracting in major industry guests which have included, Gabriel Bryne, Sarah Miles, Sir Alan Parker, Jim Sheridan, Saoirse Ronan, Barbara Kopple, Garrett Brown, Ned Dowd, Anthony Wall and Geoff Wonfor. As CEO of the buisness Maurice is responsible in financing the company, building relatioships with sponsors and grant bodies. Maurice is also responsible for marketing the festival and running its day to day business.
Maurice is a board member of the Cinemobile, Ireland’s mobile cinema and he is a company member of The Irish Film Institute.
As a curator he has worked closely in the past few years with the
Siamsa Gallery. Exhibitions curated by Maurice with Siamsa have
included: The In pursuit series, 1,2,3,&4, 7 years 7 days and Lila
Activities of God with each show having a focus on lens based artwork.
For DFF 2010 Maurice will bring Andrew Zuckerman’s show ‘Wisdom’ to the
As a visual artist Maurice has exhibited in Ireland, UK and NY, his
visual work is largely lens based but he also is know for his line
drawings and installations.
Maurice resides in Kerry with his wife Catherine and their 4 children.
Kerry Net Solutions - Robert Condon
Elaine Foley Graphic Design
Gregory Peck Award Design
Brian de Staic
Visual Arts programme
In Conjunction with Ciaran Walsh, The GALLERY Siamsa Tire
Chris Hurley, Cork Film Centre
Curated by Maurice Galway
Head of Box Office
Board Of Directors: Stiurthoiri
Mandy Kean, Ned Dowd, Tom Hogan, Brian Nolan, David Chippendale, Maurice Galway, John Naughton, Secretary.
Sheila Egan(Chair), David Chippendale, Annette Llowarch, Mike O Dulaing, John Benny Moriarty, Moya Farrelly
Tor Cotton, Grainne Kavanagh, Kevin Moriarty, Marc Flanagan