Festival Director, Dublin International Film Festival
Grainne Humphreys is Festival Director of the Dublin International Film Festival since 2008. She started her career working with young audiences with the Junior Dublin Film Festival in 1994 and she has worked in film programming for over twenty-five years. In 1995, she joined the IFI as Education Officer and expanded her role to include special seasons including a focus on the film work of diverse figures such as Andy Warhol, Agnes Varda and Harold Pinter. She was director of both the Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Festival and the Dublin French Film Festival from 2002- 2007. Among other projects, she co-edited Ireland into Film, a series of publications on Irish Cinema. She teaches a course on Film Distribution & Exhibition at Griffith College Dublin as well as Cinema Creatives at University College Dublin.