FNI Wrap Chat #186 | Achill International Film Festival | Emily O’Callaghan
Joining Paul @paulbutlerlennox on this brand spanking new ep for a chat about all things Achill and the Achill Island International Film Festival @achillfilmfestival is the wonderful Emily O’Callaghan.
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Emily O’Callaghan, who is originally from Dublin but is now living on Achill Island in Co Mayo, moved
west in September 2021, after she decided to combine her love of films, Achill and event organising
by starting the Achill Island Film Festival.
Emily had worked in the film industry in various roles for many years, as well as organising events, such
as comedy nights, gigs, mini festivals and stages at Electric Picnic.
Her decision to move to her family’s ancestral homeplace of Achill, where she had often holidayed as a child, was prompted by the opportunity she had to think about what she wanted from life during the
pandemic, and by a sense that Dublin was becoming more of a rat race.
A keen fan of film festivals, Emily saw a gap in the market as there was no existing film festival in Achill.
Indeed, the island does not even have a cinema. She also thought it would be a beautiful place for film
industry professionals from all over the world to visit, meet and network with each other.
After a hectic year of planning, the inaugural Achill Island Film Festival was held in May 2022. 370
people attended the event, which screened 115 films across five venues. This year promises to more of the same in terms of quality connection, quality content and quality networking opportunities in one of Ireland's most beautiful places. The Achill Island International Film Festival runs from tye 11th of May (Thursday) until the 13th of May.
We'll also be hosting special episodes from the festival over the weekend, and hosting a very cool networking event.
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