The Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) today welcomed CEO of Windmill Lane Studios and Chairman of TV3, Mr. James Morris, to its board of directors.
Of his appointment, Morris said: "I was delighted to be asked to join the board of the Dublin International Film Festival. For all sorts of reasons Dublin is a natural location for a major international film festival and I look forward to helping bring that about."
Festival chair David McLoughlin welcomed Morris saying: "On behalf of the board of directors of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival I am delighted to welcome James Morris to the board whose widespread experience in and knowledge of all aspects of the audio visual industry will be invaluable to the board as we continue to develop the long term future of this expanding event."
The Dublin International Film Festival currently has 10 board members and CEO Rory Concannon. These include film producers David McLoughlin, Arthur Lappin and Sue Bruce-Smith, production manager Mary Alleguen, entertainment lawyer Gordon Judge, cultural liaison officer at the French Embassy, Martine Moreau, accountant Gaby Smyth and Festival Director Michael Dwyer.
DIFF is the biggest film event in Ireland with admissions of over 30,000 in 2004. DIFF will present its third festival early 2005.