Maurice Galway is the founder and Festival Director of Dingle International Film Festival/Féile Idirnáisiúnta Scannán an Daingin. He established the festival in 2007 and curates each festival programme along with attracting major industry guests which have included: Laura Dern, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Jimmy T. Murakami, Sir Alan Parker, Sarah Miles, Cillian Murphy, Stephen Frears, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Maureen O’Hara, Richie Baneham, Scott Wilson, Tomm Moore and Saoirse Ronan.
Maurice has 21 years experience working in the festival sector. As FD of the Dingle IFF business, he is responsible for financing the company, marketing the festival, and running its day to day business. The festival is home to the Gregory Peck Award and the Murakami Award and takes place in March each year.
Maurice is also a visual artist and filmmaker whose work has been exhibited and presented in Ireland, London, New York, China and the Cannes Film Festival.
His recent feature film documentary is entitled Pauline Bewick: Yellow Man Grey Man and a feature documentary was made on Maurice and the festival by The Beatles Anthology director Geoff Wonfor, entitled We’ll Always Have Dingle.
He lives in Kerry with his wife, Catherine, and their four children.