I would like to thank this insane genius Maurice Galway who has the most beautiful festival I have ever experienced. The warmth of this place you hold in the palm of your hand and you make sure that everything in this festival and these presentations are touched by and hold this county’s sentiment in them.

Laura Dern

“It is great to see the event you founded nine years ago being so well received internationally amongst other film festivals and to be acknowledged as amongst the best. On behalf of Failte Ireland’s International Publicity team our congratulations to you on this impressive achievement and may next year be a perfect 10”.

Liam Campbell, Manager, International Publicity, Fáilte Ireland.

“Looking out to one of the world’s most beautiful places I think how blessed and lucky I am to be invited to what I regard in many ways as the future of what I think our industry will be”.
Tim Patterson, Nickelodeon

“Thank you so much for a great festival and for assembling a terrific group of people and films. The spirit and the atmosphere reminded me of the first ever Sundance Film Festival, a beautiful setting, full of like minded people all willing to share their knowledge and experience. So, from now on, you are the Robert Redford of the West Coast of Ireland!”
Michael Ryan, Producer (The English Patient)

“I have been to hundreds of film festivals all over the globe for what seem to be the last hundred years and in my opinion the Dingle Film Festival is the best among them all”.

Jimmy T. Murakami (The Snowman, When The Wind Blows)

Try saying the name “Dingle” without breaking into a warm smile, especially after attending this town’s lovely film festival. Maurice Galway is a gracious and charming host, and we found the audience at our screening thoughtful and enthusiastic. Afterwards, we joined several audience members for a pint or two of Guinness to discuss the film and listen to fantastic local musicians – a wonderful way to end our evening. We can’t wait to come back to Dingle with our next film!

Tom Ropelewski
Producer/Director – CHILD OF GIANTS: My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange

Leslie Dixon
Screenwriter – Mrs. Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Hairspray, Limitless

I would like to say that I have attended many festivals all over the world and Dingle ranks as one of the best for content, atmosphere, location and attention to detail. Ardmore Studios is delighted to be associated with the festival.
Kevin Moriarty, CEO Ardmore Studios

“Congratulations on the festival and organising the festival with the imagination and the integrity that a town like Dingle deserves. Long may it last and I wish you all the best in the future.” Cillian Murphy (Batman, Red Eye)

“Its not all about the Red Carpet”
Sir Alan Parker

“Yes, there was certain something in the Dingle air alright. Maybe you created it. Anyway, whatever it was, we were all honoured to be part of it.” Sarah Miles

Thanks so much for an amazing three days.  it was totally charmed.  I couldn’t have enjoyed myself more.
Lisa Albert

I enjoyed the festival enormously. I soon had friends that I will be seeing for a long time to come.
Michael Ryan, Producer, The English Patient

The spirit of the festival and the beauty of Dingle itself make it unique and your energy and skill propel it forward brilliantly.
Michael Ryan, Producer, The English Patient

You were a most gracious host for the entire time we were there, and your staff- the best I’ve seen at any festival, were surely inspired by following your lead
Sam Adelman, Producer ‘Beautiful People’

I just want to thank you and your team for a great festival. Your documentary on Thursday really made it for me. It was very entertaining, informative, heart-felt, and intimate. I felt by the end of it that I was already a part of the community. What a wonderful intro. In fact, all the film I went to over the w/e was excellent.
Fiona Everett

A huge thanks to the whole festival team from the Loopline team. We really had a wonderful time. The festival
was great fun and the hospitality second to none.

Vanessa Gildea, Loopline Film

Thanks again for a wonderful festival, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Conor Horgan, Director

What a great time we all had. You’d nearly make another film quickly as to have it shown in Dingle 2012.
Sé Merry Doyle, Dreaming The Quite Man

thank you very much for inviting me and for your gracious hospitality!! 
I had a fantastic time and am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of your amazing little festival and to meet some really cool people in the process…
Dingle was all that I thought it would be and much, much more — thanks to you and your great circle of friends and co-workers.

Richard Scobie, 66 Degrees North

It was really wonderful to be in Dingle. SO many thanks. Its a very cool festival that you have going there, and I love the cinemobile!
Sophie Fiennes, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

I am privileged to have had an involvement in this excellent festival
Brenda Shúilleabháin

Just wanted to say thanks again to you and Catherine and all involved with the festival for looking after us so well and for putting together a fantastic festival and a great weekend.
We had a terrific time and were really delighted with the response from everyone about the film, hope you are to.

Eugene O Connor

What a weekend – I enjoyed every minute, Maureen O’Hara was the highlight for me what a gal!!!
Edwina Forkin

We had an absolute blast as always.
Ed Guiney

It was Fantastic. Wish I could have stayed longer. Thanks for having me.
Eric mofford

We had such a good time
Anthony Wall, BBC Arena

Thank you for organising another stunningly successful festival – I think it gets bigger and better each year.
The films I saw were all great and I met some fascinating and fun people both from the industry and the local community.

Andrew Wright

Film goers punters and business community all impressed!
John Benny Moriarty, Dingle Business Chamber

There is not many who could run a successful film festival with just one cinema and a truck
Tom Hogan

What a superb event, once again
Patrick O Neil

“I just wanted to drop you a line to congratulate you on an absolutely fantastic film festival. 
The film and documentary choices were excellent. The festival has a sense of fun and creativity that so many other film festivals lack. DFF has captured a little piece of my heart and I will be attending for years to come.”

Gale Wilson, EPD

“I wish to state my ongoing support for the Dingle Film Festival, it has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and is of paramount importance to the local community and economy. As a restaurant owner I have been involved for 40years marketing the Dingle Peninsula nationally and internationally and I really know the importance of P.R. The Dingle Film Festival has successfully attracted a galaxy of stars over the recent years and the media exposure across the world has impressed the local community and especially the business sector”. John Moriarty, Lord Baker’s

“What a fabulous festival this year–but then, each of the last four have been incredibly great!  Looking forward to the next one coming together in great style.”
 Lori Kearney

Hi Maurice,
I loved the entire experience and believe I may be coming down with Dingilitis myself. Congratulations on a wonderful festival, I can’t wait to watch this experience on screen next year!
James Tanner

…to say a huge ‘Thank You’ for selecting Bye Bye Now in the festival. We were delighted with the response from the audience and the feedback we got afterwards. Aideen O Sullivan, Director.

The feedback has been excellent from my Apple colleagues and Apple Training Centers. Somebody said it was a stroke of genius on our behalf to have run it during the festival.:-)
The workshop was one of the best we have……

Brenda Brierley, Apple Training Ireland

hi maurice
congratulations on a great festival .. your magician-like qualities were very much in evidence.
thanks also for looking after us all so well.

kind regards, Cathy O Connor
Thanks Maurice and congratulations on a successful festival.  It was a huge honor for me to be part of the program.
Mike Marolt, director
I had a fine old time in dingle, saw some great films and met some fantastic people. thanks again
 John Maguire, Film Critic

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