Kerry Film Festival have announced this year’s panel of adjudicators, which will include Irish film star Cillian Murphy, Oscar winning director Paul Greengrass, animator Norton Virgien and Australian Documentary Film Maker Geoffrey Smith. The celebrated adjudicators will take part in the judging of the festival prizes.
Filmmakers who submitted to Kerry Film Festival will get a chance to have their work seen by some of the most successful practitioners in their fields, with Paul Greengrass (director behind the ‘Bourne’ series) deciding the winner of the Best International Short. Home-grown star Cillian Murphy, whose most recent film role was in Andrew Niccol’s ‘In Time’, where he starred opposite Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde and Amanda Seyfried, will adjudicate for Best Irish Short.
Documentary filmmaker Geoffrey Smith (The English Sugreon) will be tasked with choosing Best Documentary Short and Brown Bag Films Norton Virgien adjudicating for Best Animation. The prizes will be awarded at the Festival which takes place from October 29th to November 5th - but no word yet if the all-star panel will make it to the Kingdom county for the celebrations.
Commenting on the impressive list, Kerry Film Festival Director Sarah Smyth said “We are delighted and honoured to announce that such an illustrious group of adjudicators have agreed to share their wealth of experience with us. They will certainly have their work cut out with the quality and sheer number of entries that we have received this year.”
Other awards at the Kerry festival include the Children’s Audience Awards and the John Moore Audience Award, sponsored by the Irish director behind ‘Behind Enemy Lines’.
For more information, visit www.kerryfilmfestival.com.