Saturday September 22nd, 2012
The Kerry Film Festival is presenting the Maureen O’Hara Award for women who have excelled in film to the Irish actress Saoirse Ronan.
The festival which runs from October 9 to 25 will showcase new short films from Kerry and Ireland, opening with the acclaimed Pilgrim Hill, winner of the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh. Pilgrim Hilldepicts tough rural life in North Kerry.
Over 100 shorts will be screened from Singapore, USA, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Mexico and South Africa, as well as a selection of films from the Busho Short Film Festival in Hungary.
The Made in Kerry shorts programme celebrates the best of Kerry film-making. Highlights include the BAFTA-winning Pitch Black Heist, starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham, the animation short Head Over Heels and Home Turf, which celebrates the art of hand turf cutting.
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