August 2019 Newsletter: First Announcement of CFF2019, Exclusive Competition & More!

It’s good news all around this month at Cork Film Festival, with our first announcement of the CFF2019 Programme and a new partnership with Sirius Arts Centre, our innovative film and mental health programmes have been shortlisted for a prestigious award, we’re welcoming three new Corporate Members of the Festival and our followers helped to raise much needed funds for the Red Carpet Human Right Film Festival at our recent preview screening of ‘Gaza’. Read on to find out more!

Pictured: Director Angelica Zollo with her mother, Producer Barbara Broccoli, at a screening of ‘Trauma is a Time Machine’ as part of ‘Illuminate’ film & mental health programme 2018

‘Illuminate’ and ‘Intinn’ Film and Mental Health Programmes Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Cork Film Festival’s unique ‘Illuminate’ and ‘Intinn’ mental health and film programmes have been shortlisted for the Allianz Community Art Award at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards. The awards recognise outstanding examples of business, arts and arts organisations working together in areas such as sponsorship, commissioning, staff programmes and community engagement. Our 5th annual ‘Illuminate’ mental health and film programme will take place as part of the 64th edition of Cork Film Festival, November 7th – 17th and new ‘Intinn’ youth film and mental health outreach programme will pilot this September. Thanks to our partners for their generous support: The Arts Council, Creative Ireland, The Gate Cinemas Cork, Arts and Minds, HSE Mental Health Services Cork and Kerry, UCC, Iarnód Éireann Irish Rail, Wildcard Distribution, and Jigsaw. Winners will be announced at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on September 3rd #ABtoAAwards

Award-winning documentary ‘Gaza’ in Cinemas Now

Cork Film Festival hosted a special preview screening of award-winning documentary ‘Gaza’ in The Gate Cinema – thanks to all who attended and donated generously to the Gaza Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival Appeal, initiated by Fine Point Films. Over €650 was raised in support of the Appeal to reinstate this film festival which aims to provide Palestinians with a rare opportunity to explore their dreams and to enjoy a little well-deserved escapism.

‘Gaza’, which had its World Premiere at Sundance, goes on release today. Catch this must-see documentary in The Gate Cinemas, Cork.

First Programme Announcement of CFF2019: ‘Personal Growth’ by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain In Partnership with Sirius Arts Centre

Opening + Artists’ Talk, 1.30pm, November 9th. Free admission.
Continuing until December 20th in Sirius Arts Centre

Over the course of their decade-long filmmaking collaboration, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain have created an intimate and distinctive universe, built on a striking match between Langanʼs magnetic, often troubling and intense presence as a performer and Le Cainʼs hypnotically disruptive visual rhythms. ‘Personal Growth’ is a new Super-8 film work, presented as part of Cork Film Festival in Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh – an enigmatic, fragmented piece that could have been filmed at any point in the past sixty years. Its grainy, black and white texture vividly renders the coastal seascapes where it was filmed and in which Langan & Le Cain appear as a couple in this wild terrain, as if it were a domestic arena.

Join us on Saturday, November 9th for the Opening + Artists’ Talk with Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain, hosted by CFF Senior Programmer Don O’ Mahony. In Partnership with Sirius Arts Centre.

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We’re Hiring: Join Our Marketing and Festival Delivery Team

Do You Have What it Takes to Support Cork Film Festival in Welcoming 20,000 People to Ireland’s Largest Film Festival?

Have you got a passion for film? Are you an experienced and ambitious marketeer or arts professional who would love to sink your teeth into Ireland’s largest film festival? Have you got what it takes to engage 20,000 film lovers with over 400 screenings and events? Cork Film Festival is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Digital Marketing Coordinator and a Marketing Assistant to join our dynamic Marketing Team. Our visitors grew by 22% in 2018 and online audiences grew by 24% so we want to hear from driven and focused candidates who are also on an upward trajectory! We will also be recruiting for our Box Office, Production, Guest Services and Volunteer Team soon so watch this space.

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Cork Film Festival Welcomes Apple, OfficeMaster & Umi Falafel as Corporate Members

Cork Film Festival warmly welcomes Apple, OfficeMaster and Umi Falafel as new Corporate Members of CFF2019. Corporate Membership offers local businesses a range of unique staff and client entertainment options, as well as extensive brand visibility opportunities. Talk to our team today about what a Cork Film Festival Corporate Membership can offer your business, while also supporting Ireland’s premier film festival and a highlight of Cork’s cultural calendar.

Win 2 Tickets to Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ in The Gate Cinemas

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, Tarantino’s 9th film stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as a faded television actor and his stunt double who strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. We’ve teamed up with The Gate Cinemas to offer you and a friend the chance to win 2 tickets to a screening in any of The Gate Cinemas (Cork City, Douglas, Midleton or Mallow). To be in with a chance to win, simply send your answer to the following question, your name and email address to by August 20th:

Who stars alongside Brad Pitt in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’?
(A) John Travolta
(B) Leonardo DiCaprio
(C) Samuel L. Jackson