It’s February already and there’s a hint of spring in the air. We are also one month closer to the 67th Cork International Film Festival this November and are excited to share festival and film news and opportunities as we continue preparation for CIFF2022.
CIFF2021 Documentary Gala and Festival highlight The Dance by esteemed Cork filmmaker Pat Collins is opening in cinemas today. We’re delighted to offer our subscribers the chance to win a prize bundle which includes tickets to the film and Q&A with Collins, hosted by CIFF Senior Programmer Don O’Mahony, at the Gate Cinemas in Cork City on Thursday, 17th February at 6.30pm. See below for details and to enter.
Don’t forget that submissions for CIFF2022 are open and you can enter now via Film Freeway (early bird deadline 11th March). First Cut! Youth Film Festival takes place from 9th to 12th March and we are pleased to be Digital Partner once again on this festival dedicated to showcasing young filmmakers. Docs Ireland Marketplace, an opportunity for filmmakers to meet with leading international documentary industry decision-makers place during Docs Ireland 4, is open for applications.
As awards season gets underway, we are thrilled to see nominations at the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards and Academy® Awards for titles that had their Irish premiere at CIFF2021 and Irish film talent.
To celebrate the release of CIFF2021 title, Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman on their curated streaming platform on 18th February, our friends at MUBI have a special offer for CIFF subscribers, a 30-day free trial (normally seven days).
Finally, congratulations to Irene Corazzari and Lane Shipsey who each won a pair of tickets to see Memoria and a film poster in last month’s competition.
Read on for details on all this and more.
CIFF2021 Documentary Gala and Festival hit, The Dance by acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins opens in cinemas today, Friday 11th February. The documentary follows world-renowned choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan as he works on MÁM, a thrilling new dance and theatre production. Watch The Dance trailer here. Director Pat Collins will participate in a Q&A hosted by CIFF Senior Programmer Don O’Mahony following a screening of The Dance at the Gate Cinemas, Cork City on Thursday, 17th February at 6.30pm. Thanks to our friends at Break Out Pictures, we have five pairs of tickets, a T-shirt and face covering to give away, for this special event on 17th February.To be in with a chance to win, simply answer the following question and send with your full name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, Tuesday, 15th February. We will contact the winners on Wednesday 16th.
Our early bird deadline of Friday, 11th March for CIFF2022 Submissions is fast approaching. Submit your film now via Film Freeway to avail of discounted fees. We look forward to receiving your new and inspiring features, documentaries, and short films. (Image: CIFF2021 in the The Everyman Theatre by Jed Niezgoda)
FIRST CUT! AND DOCS IRELAND
CIFF is delighted to be Digital Partner once again with the First Cut! Youth Film Festival, an annual event dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers (aged 12 – 24) which takes place 9th – 12th March in cinema and online. CIFF will present a specially curated programme of short films for young people from last November’s Festival. The full 2022 programme of screenings, workshops, and talks will be announced very soon.
First Cut! Youth Film Festival: 9th – 12th March.
Applications are now open for the third edition of the Docs Ireland Marketplace.
The Docs Ireland Marketplace is an opportunity for filmmakers to meet on a one-to-one basis with leading international documentary industry decision-makers, including international funders, broadcasters, distributors, and exhibitors. It will take place during Docs Ireland 4 (29th June – 3rd July). View the 2021 Marketplace projects here.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday, 29th April.
We are thrilled to see that CIFF2021 films such as our Opening Gala Ali & Ava, Boiling Point, Titane, Flee, Petite Maman, and Cow have been nominated for multiple awards in the 75th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). The 94th Academy® Awards nominations were announced this week and include Irish film talent and CIFF2021 films. Flee made Oscar® history by being the first film to receive three nominations, for Animated Feature Film, Documentary (Feature), and International Feature Film. The Eyes of Tammy Faye received nominations for Actress in a Leading Role (Jessica Chastain) and Makeup and Hairstyling. We wish them all the best of luck.
Our Festival Programmers are busy attending film festivals virtually, including the recent 51st International Film Festival Rotterdam and the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). Our programmers will be attending more returning festivals in the coming months such as the 75th Cannes Film Festival, from 17th to 28th May, where we look forward to seeing and selecting the very best of European and international cinema to bring to Cork in November. We wish everyone at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival the very best in their 20th Festival which opens Wednesday, 23rd February, and happy 20th anniversary.
WHAT TO WATCHFILMS IN CORK – FEBRUARY 2022
Our venue partner, The Gate Cinemas, is showing CIFF2021 Festival highlights The Dance by Pat Collins (with a post-screening Director Q&A on Thursday 17th February), and The Eyes of Tammy Faye by Micheal Showalter. Other must-see films and events including Kenneth Branagh’s Oscar®-nominated Belfast, Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet 2022 (Live) and upcoming Exhibitions on Screen series. Book Now
The Triskel Arts Centre will be screening more CIFF2021 Festival hits on the big screen, such as Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’sMemory Box andCéline Sciamma’s Petite Maman. You can also see François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, and Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, along with Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza. Book Now
PETITE MAMAN: EXCLUSIVE OFFER WITH MUBI
Petite Maman from director Céline Sciamma, which premiered at CIFF2021 in November, is coming exclusively to curated streaming service MUBI on Friday, 18th February. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss. This latest masterwork is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships, and is the latest work by French writer-director Céline Sciamma, well known to Cork audiences for her previous films, including the award-winning Portrait of a Lady on Fire (CIFF2019) and Girlhood.mubi.com/corkfilmfestivalFor a limited time, you’re invited to claim a free month of MUBI to watch this film and much more. Sign up and start watching at