|All set for the 2018 DIFF!|
|The wonderful setting of St James Church|
Friday saw an action packed day with the screening Oscar winning director Michel Hazanvicius' Redoubtable getting proceedings under way for yours truly at 2:30pm at the Phoenix Cinema.
This highly entertaining feature was then followed by a series of wonderful Irish film shorts with Maria Doyle Kennedy's, A Different Kind of Day, and Claire Dix's Take Me Swimming in particular standing out in what was a superb collection of Irish Film Board Shorts.
|pictured with "A Different Kind of Day" star Daniel Kennedy and director Maria Doyle Kennedy|
|"Michael Inside" director Frank Berry gives a little background to his compelling film|
Saturday morning saw a treat for the younger film fans with the screening of Angela's Christmas at St James Church with the added bonus of Santa making a special early appearance with toys from Disney. Saturday was another day filled with quality Irish features with Songs of Granite, Kissing Candice and Black 47 (complete with Q&A with director Lance Daly and rising star Barry Keoghan in attendance) all showcasing the best of Irish film currently available.
|The inviting path that leads to St James Church|
With the younger audience members again being catered for on Sunday with the screening of We're Going on a Bear Hunt at St James Church, the second screening of the Camino Voyage as well as screenings of Sami Blood, Ava and a selection of shorts from Kerry all leading up nicely to the showing of the closing feature, the remarkable The Keepers of the Flame.
|sampling some of the famous West Kerry hospitality at the 2018 DIFF|
Roll on 2019!