Summer is officially here and we are excited to share forthcoming events and updates from CIFF for June.
Filmmakers, the next deadlines for submissions to the 68th CIFF are 14th July and 4th August so don’t miss out. For European film fans, discover an energising French Hip-Hop film to celebrate World Music Day with the French Embassy in Ireland and it’s your last chance to rate the LUX Audience Award films.
Finally, we are delighted to announce that CIFF has been selected as a County Winner for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards for our Intinn Youth Film & Mental Health Programme. For more details on this and other industry news, read on below.
68th CIFF Late Submission Deadlines
The Regular Deadline for the 68th CIFF has passed but there is still time to submit your films to Ireland’s first and largest film festival. The forthcoming deadlines are:
Friday 14th July – Late Deadline (Features, Feature Documentaries, International Shorts, International Documentary Shorts)
Friday 4th August – Irish Shorts Late Deadline (Irish Shorts, Irish Documentary Shorts, Cork Shorts, Cork Documentary Shorts)
Don’t miss out on submitting your film to a globally renowned celebration of all kinds of films and an impactful, career-boosting achievement for filmmakers with 11 prestigious awards, three of which are Academy Award® qualifying.
Last Chance To Rate The Lux Audience Award Films
Would you like to have your say in the largest audience film award in the world? You still have time to rate the five films shortlisted for the 2023 LUX Audience Award – Alcarràs, Burning Days, Close, Triangle of Sadness and Will-O’-the-Wisp. Rate the films via a simple LUX Audience Award star rating, available here or on corkfilmfest.org, by Monday 12th June 2023.
We were delighted to partner with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland to present all five films at our free LUX Audience Award Weekend (24th-26th March), with the support of The Gate Cinema.
National Lottery Good Causes Awards
We are proud to announce that we have been selected as the Cork Arts & Culture County Winner in the 2023 National Lottery’s Good Causes Awards for Intinn, our youth film & mental health outreach programme, sponsored by ESB Energy for Generations Fund, in partnership with University College Cork and supported by The Gate Cinemas.
The Awards aim to commemorate the exceptional efforts undertaken by various projects, clubs, and individuals, spanning across seven categories.
Find out more about the seven Cork County Winners in this article by The Irish Independent.
Celebrate World Music Day with the French Embassy In Ireland
Ambassade de France en Irlande (French Embassy in Ireland) is presenting the Irish premiere of Rookies (Allons enfants), a French Hip-Hop dance battle documentary to celebrate La Fête de la musique (World Music Day) on Wednesday, 21st June.
Discover an energising story exploring the lives of teens and their journey towards resilience through dance and Hip Hop. Revolving around themes of inclusion and diversity, this film is a testament to the power of embracing raw talent and turning it into potential. Book your FREE ticket here.