Festival Director/Co-Founder Animation Dingle
Maurice Galway is the Festival Director and co-founder of Animation Dingle. Maurice has over 25 years of festival experience and he brings this each year to Animation Dingle. As a festival director, programmer, exhibitor and as an artist and filmmaker himself, Maurice has a deep understanding of what works, what needs to be seen, what audiences want to see, how to exhibit that and, ultimately, what is good! Animation Dingle is an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival.
Maurice has presented Irish Animation at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Toronto Irish Film Festival & Soho House Festival.
In recognition of his work, Maurice was presented with an Ambassador Award by Fáilte Ireland; Gregory Peck’s family presented him with The Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in The Art of Film and he is the recipient of The Founding Kerry Ambassador Award.
As a visual artist & filmmaker, his feature film documentary Pauline Bewick: Yellow Man Grey Man screened on RTÉ & Sky Arts. His short films have been exhibited in Ireland, London, New York & China.
He is also the founder of Dingle Film Walks: Follow in the footsteps of iconic Hollywood filmmakers on the Dingle Peninsula.