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Kerry Film Fest announces judges

1 of 1 Abrahamson - Kerry-bound
Abrahamson - Kerry-bound

What Richard Did director Lenny Abrahamson, visual effects Oscar winner Richard Baneham, writer and broadcaster Catherine Bray and Oscar-nominated producer Finola Dwyer will be the adjudicators for the short film competitions at the Kerry Film Festival.

The festival runs in Tralee from October 8 to 12 and on screens in Listowel, Kenmare, Killarney, Cahirciveen and Waterville across the month.

Along with the best of short films, programme highlights include the award-winning Irish K2 documentary The Summit, the Irish comedy-drama Run & Jump, panel discussions and music events. For more, visit: www.kerryfilmfestival.com.

Róisín McGuigan, Director, Kerry Film Festival, said: "The Kerry Film Festival is delighted to announce its line-up of adjudicators. From Richard Baneham, an Oscar and BAFTA winner for his work as Animation Supervisor on Avatar; to Catherine Bray an award- winning writer and broadcaster; to Lenny Abrahamson whose films have met with great critical acclaim; to Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated producer Fionola Dwyer, each and every member of the adjudication panel is at the very forefront of their chosen profession and we're absolutely thrilled that they will adjudicate for the 2013 Kerry Film Festival.

"This will be the 14th year of the Kerry Film Festival and both the quantity and quality of the films has risen year on year. This year we received over 600 submissions for the festival and we felt it was hugely important to have an adjudication panel of the very highest standing to adjudicate the short films.

"We're quietly confident that this year's batch of films will throw up some little gems that will go on to wonderful things after winning here. It's a wide, wide film world out there and we're just happy to play a part in helping to create an audience for so many wonderful little films and, while the adjudicators have a very tough job in front of them, I feel sure that winning at KFF and being selected by our panel of adjudicators will be a massive boost to the winning filmmakers' careers."

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