New film group to put their ideas in focus

Focus on film: Sean Mulchinock, Kerry Film Festival, Kate Kennelly, Kerry County Council Arts Officer, Siobhan O’Sullivan Kerry ETB Arts Officer, Mieke Vanmechelen Filmmaker-in-Residence and Sean Rae founder of the Kerry Film Forrum pictured at ANAM Killarney.
Picture: Sally MacMonagle

A NEW initiative to promote everything relating to film-making in Kerry has generated keen interest from the public and the aim is to promote dialogue and foster closer connections between interested parties.

The Kerry Film Forum was set up by Kerry County Council’s filmmaker-in-residence and Antwerp, Belgium native Mieke Vanmechelen, in partnership with writer/director Sean Reaawith support from the local authority and the Kerry Screen Commission.

There was a very positive response to an open call for interest and, as a result, the Kerry Film Forum will be having its first meeting this Friday at ANAM, the new arts and cultural centre in Killarney.

The new grouping brings together film-makers, directors, writers and artists working in film and moving image in a mutually supportive environment.

The objective is to generate dialogue and foster connections among creatives in Kerry.

Meetings will be scheduled once every two months throughout 2020 and the forum will be hosting an exhibition of film and moving image work by six established artists from Kerry, also at ANAM, from May 7th-28th.

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