Kerry Film Festival

#JobFairy: Festival Programmer Vacancy at Kerry International Film Festival

After three years at Kerry International Film Festival, Artistic Director, Maeve McGrath has moved to Carlow Arts Festival to produce the 40th Carlow Arts Festival this June. Joining the festival in 2016, Maeve was responsible for building on the Kerry International Film Festival’s success over the last twenty years and ensuring that Kerry International Film Festival screened the best of international, national and local films with the festival consistently screening films that were nominated for and won, Oscars, BAFTA’s and IFTA’s. The Board of the Kerry International Film Festival wishes Maeve every success at CAF 2019 and beyond.

Kerry International Film Festival is an internationally recognised Film Festival. The 20th edition of the festival takes place in the picturesque town of Killarney, Co. Kerry in the south west of Ireland. Highlights of the festival include an international short film competition, a curated programme of feature films, a showcase of Kerry talent, music documentary films and niche industry events. Through our annual Film Festival, our goal is to create new and exciting film experiences, create a hub of film creativity and appreciation in Kerry, champion the work of local and national emerging filmmakers and promote the county as a major filmmaking destination.

The board of Kerry International Film Festival has taken time to review the festival roles and is now recruiting for a Festival Programmer for the festival. Seán Mulchinock will administer the festival to the 20th edition in his new role as General Manager.

Recruitment for the KIFF, Festival Programmer is open now. The Festival Programmer will be responsible for the creative programming and delivery of the Kerry International Film Festival in 2019.

Please email a cover letter and CV to

Applications close 24th May 2019.

Kerry International Film Festival runs from 17th to 20th October 2019