Cork International Film Festival are excited to announce further elements of their 2021 programme in advance of the full programme reveal on Thursday 14th October. “Our commitment to supporting young people in exploring film as an artform and creating pathways to participate in and learn though film continues to grow. Our filmmaking workshop returns this year and we have a full programme of curriculum-based films for schools, which will be accessible in Cork, Midleton and Mallow. Our acclaimed youth film and mental health programme, INTINN, returns with a brand-new programme, available in person in Cork and nationwide online, for free. We are delighted to continue our partnership with UCC, supporting student training and providing a public platform for their work.” said Fiona Clark, Festival Director & CEO.
Well-behaved adults are welcome to accompany enthusiastic young film fans to this exciting programme of specially selected films for younger audiences. Choose from bite-sized Family-Friendly Shorts, a magical animated feature (Lamya’s Poem), a delightful adventure story (Kids are Fine), and the comedy classic Big, starring Tom Hanks. Enjoy the magic in cinema, or catch family films online on a rainy day with our Online Festival programme. Image courtesy of Circus Parks/Disney
Cork International Film Festival presents five excellent films in this year’s Schools Programme. These specially selected titles will support film in school curricula in Leaving Cert French, German and Spanish. Presented in association with the Irish Film Institute Education Department, these films will be screened at the Gate Cinemas in Cork, Midleton and Mallow 8th – 11th November.
Leaving Cert French titles include Gagarine by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, suitable for ages 12 and over. Also, Petit Pays by Eric Barbier, suitable for ages 15 and over, both presented in association with the Embassy of France. Leaving Cert German titles include Nachtwald by Andre Hörmann, suitable for ages 15 and over, plus Cleo by Erik Schmitt for ages 13 and over, both presented in association with the Goethe-Institut Irland. For Leaving Cert Spanish students, the Festival will screen Los Lobos by Samuel Kishi, a Mexican film suitable for ages 12 and over. Tickets are €6 per student, accompanying teachers go free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to book.
CIFF is proud to present INTINN, its unique film and mental health programme that offers Transition Year students the opportunity to explore mental health, personal well-being and strategies of resilience through film, Q&As with filmmakers and well-being workshops led by youth mental health specialists. This year, INTINN includes two short films, each with Q&As and workshops, available for free both in-person in Cork and online nationwide, direct to your classroom.
Films include Hum by Nathan Fagan, an Irish film which presents an intimate portrait of artist and musician Kevin Nolan who was diagnosed at 19 with schizoaff ective disorder. An Open Door by Aoise Tutty Jackson, an Irish film which examines a pioneering initiative within the Mental Health Service that provides a space for hope and recovery for the local community. Both will screen in cinema in Cork and online from 15th to 18th of November, tickets are free but booking is required. Proudly supported by ESB Energy for Generations Fund. For booking/enquiries, contact email@example.com.
Films pictured clockwise from top left: Cleo, Hum, Gagarine, An Open Door, Los Lobos, Petit Pays
FIlm Journalism Online Workshop
Presented in partnership with University College Cork, this half-day online training programme for UCC students on Wednesday 17th November will explore the different aspects of film journalism and its career paths. A focal point of the event will be a keynote address from a high-profile film critic, as well as practical film writing opportunities at the Festival.
First Cut! Youth Film Festival
In partnership with First Cut! Youth Film Festival, Cork International Film Festival is delighted to present a two-day online filmmaking workshop for young filmmakers aged 14 to 17. This workshop will be presented through the Cork Young Filmmakers programme and led via Zoom by professional filmmaking tutors from Cork Film Centre. This workshop will give aspiring young filmmakers a head start as they learn how to plan, direct, shoot and edit a short film.
View the full range of family films, the schools programme, workshop schedule and details of the INTINN programme at corkfilmfest.org.
The full programme for CIFF2021 will be announced on Thursday 14th October.
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About Cork International Film Festival
Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival and celebrates its 66th anniversary edition in November 2021. The Festival is proudly supported by Principal Funder the Arts Council, along with Cork City Council, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Creative Europe MEDIA, Screen Skills Ireland, BAI, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, The Gate Cinemas, Murphy’s and UCC. Media Partners are RTÉ Supporting the Arts, the Irish Examiner and Red FM.
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