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Festival team

Thom Palmen

Seán Mulchinock

- Director
Seán Mulchinock has background in cultural events, venues and festivals and has showcased leadership, collaborative project development and creative program management throughout his career. 

Currently serving as the Director of the Dingle Distillery International Film Festival, his experience extends to festival development, financial planning, grant research, strategy development, and audience engagement.

Seán’s previous experience includes General Manager & Festival Producer for the Kerry International Film Festival, Creative Ireland project manager for the Kerry region and roles with Carlow Arts Festival and5 the INEC Killarney.

His academic credentials include Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Event Management from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and guest lecturing with MTU Tralee.

Seán has also served on numerous arts and cultural  organisation boards including the National Circus Festival of Ireland and the Five Lamps Arts Festival.
Ivana Petrikova

Ivana Petrikova

- Programmer

Born in Prešov, Czechoslovakia (modern day Slovakia) in 1975. In 2001 she graduated with a Masters degree in Film Studies from the Academy of Performing Arts, Film and TV Faculty, in Bratislava, Slovakia. With more than 20 years of experience, she has worked for several international film festivals (Slovakia, Sweden, Indonesia) at various positions, but has also been in charge of production at different cultural events in Slovakia.

Her main focus for the last 13 years was film festival programming and programme coordination. She lives in Stockholm.  

Kiki Fung Dingle Film Festival

Kiki Fung

- Programmer

Kiki Fung is Programme Consultant for Hong Kong International Film Festival, Advisor for The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’s School of Film & Television, and a contributor for Undine Far East Film Festival. She was former Head Programmer for Australia’s Brisbane International Film Festival and Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, and has guest-curated for the Brisbane Festival and Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Before moving to Australia in 2010, she worked at the Hong Kong Film Archive for seven years in areas of publication editing, venue management and program co-ordination during which she assisted in editing several publications on Hong Kong Cinema. She is a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society and Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).

Triona Duignan

- Ticket Sales

Triona is our staff member in charge of ticketing.

Tríona is a Dingle native with over twenty years experience of in freelance music & event promotion. Through her company, Beo Binn Live, she has organised numerous different music events in Dingle. She co-founded and managed the highly successful ‘Pantrí Café’ in Dingle for four years. Triona will take an administrative position at the festival.

Áine Ní Chíobháin Dingle Film Festival

Áine Ní Chíobháin

- Ticket Sales

Áine Ní Chíobháin is an artist with family roots in Corca Dhuibhne.  She has an Honours Degree from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork City. Her artwork is found in many public and private collections. She is a recipient of numerous awards including bursary awards, project awards, and residency awards.

When she is not making art she likes to programme events and produce creative projects.  She has worked as a creative producer on music videos, books, TV programmes, mojo journalism projects, art exhibitions, murals, concerts, hip-hop releases, set design, and locations for film.  When she is not working she likes to walk her dog on the beach, go to cultural events and speak Irish.