AWARDS

Cork Film Festival champions new voices and celebrates excellence in filmmaking through its eight Awards. Join us at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 19 November at 5pm at Triskel Christchurch to find out the winners of Cork Film Festival 2017. Free but ticketed. 

    Grand Prix Irish Short Award (Academy Award® Qualifying): 

    Presented by RTÉ STA

    Jury

    FARAH ABUSHWESHA – Producer (The Last Photograph, 2017)
    AIFRIC NÍ CHIANÁIN – Executive Producer, RTE Arts
    RAELENE CASEY – Access Manager, Irish Film Archive

    Grand Prix International Short Award (Academy Award® Qualifying)

    Jury

    FRANK BERRY – Director (Michael Inside, 2017)
    MARTA MIQUEL IRIARTE – AVA Project Manager, La Guarimba Short Film Festival
    OONAGH KEARNEY – Director (Oíche Nollaig Na mBan, 2016)

    Gradam Spiorad Na Féile / Spirit of the Festival Award

    Presented by The Gate Cinema

    Jury

    CHARLENE LYDON

    CHARLENE LYDON – Programmer, Light House Cinema
    MARK O’HALLORAN – UCC Screenwriter in Residence

    Nominated Films:

    COLO

    KEEP THE CHANGE

    MICHAEL INSIDE

    PIN CUSHION

    VAZANTE

    VILLAGE ROCKSTARS

    Award for Cinematic Documentary

    Jury

    NEASA NÍ CHIANÁIN – Director (School Life, 2017)
    GABOR PERTIC – International Programmer, Hot Docs
    VANESSA TOVELL – Chief Operating Officer, Lightbox Entertainment

    Nominated Films:

    DINA 

    EX LIBRIS – THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

    GOOD LUCK

    LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

    MRS FANG

    PROMISED LAND

    UNTITLED

    Audience Award

    Presented by the River Lee

    – Best Cork Short Award

    – Documentary Short Award

    – Cork Film Festival Youth Jury Award

    – Cork Film Festival Nomination for the 2018 European Film Academy Award