Dan Ireland served as the Artistic Director for the Louisiana International Film Festival & Mentorship Program (LIFF) and Louisiana Film Society, a position he held since LIFF’s inception in 2013. As Artistic Director, Dan harnessed his vast experience, relationships, and talent to offer more than year-round programming, He laid the critical groundwork necessary for the successful vision, strategy, and growth of an emerging Louisiana film festival.
Over the last 4 years Dan became intimately involved in starting a grass-roots movement to discover and nurture talent in Louisiana. His greatest passion was the potential he observed in others. During frequent visits to Louisiana, Dan became a recognized face and valued member of the community. He was embraced by many of the festival supporters, audience members, and local artists whom he befriended.