Maurice Galway has over 25 years festival experience in the arts sector. Maurice first came to the festival circuit with Samhlaiocht Chiarrai, a Kerry Arts Festival which programmed across 7 art forms. As Director of Samhlaiocht Chiarrai, Maurice developed and established the Kerry Film Festival. He remained there until 2006 and in 2007, having completed a 7 month sabbatical round-the-world trip through the Pacific with his then young family, he set up the Dingle International Film Festival.
8 years ago, as part of Dingle IFF, Maurice invited JAM Media to contribute to the Festival Programme and from that small beginnings, Animation Dingle was born.
Maurice’s expertise in the art of curating, platforming and exhibiting has been sought out across Ireland and abroad. Maurice has programmed in Ireland, Cannes, the US, Singapore and the UK. As an artist and filmmaker himself, Maurice has a pronounced understanding of how work should be exhibited, the attachment artists have to their work and how respectful exhibitors should be.
Maurice is Festival Director and Co-Founder of Animation Dingle.
He lives in Kerry with his wife, Catherine, and their four children.