Death of Irish Film Institute programmer

Sat, Dec 8, 2012, 00:00

The death of Pete Walsh, programmer of the Irish Film Institute, has been announced.

Mr Walsh secured the post in 1994, two years after the institute opened in Temple Bar, and went on to play a significant part in the development of serious film culture.

A former programmer of the Triangle Cinema in Birmingham, Mr Walsh died after a short illness.

Ross Keane, director of the film institute, said: “He ate and drank film and had an unwavering appetite for more.”

Adrian Wooton, chief executive of Film London, and Geoff Andrew, head of film programme at the British Film Institute, Southbank, also paid tribute.