Remembering Dan Ireland

SIFF is saddened at the loss of our Festival's co-founder, film director and producer Dan Ireland. His passion for bringing the fantastic, transformative, and beautiful spectrum of the cinematic experience to the world was unwavering. His continued support for the mission of our organization inspired us and his smile brightened our Festival events annually. Dan will be missed but his legacy lives on as SIFF continues to shine a light in the dark as a leading presenter of the moving image.

Dan Ireland

SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence says, "Dan Ireland loved this Festival and it loved him. He was a great friend and impresario on all things whether it be about film or life. I will forever remember his infectious smile, laugh, and incredible wit and reparté. There will never be another Dan Ireland in the world. Although I am devastated at the news, I have some solace in the fact that he touched my life and forever changed me."