For 67 years, Cork International Film Festival has celebrated excellence in filmmaking, championing new and emerging voices, and established filmmakers, through its prestigious awards.
Three of our awards – the Grand Prix Irish Short, the Grand Prix International Short and the Grand Prix Documentary Short – are Academy Award®-qualifying, ensuring that the winners in Cork will be automatically longlisted for the Oscars®
GRAND PRIX IRISH SHORT
Academy Award®-Qualifying Category Jurors: Ben Thompson, Tribeca Film Festival, USA; Ioakim Mylonas, International Short Film Festival Cyprus; Cara Holmes, Director
GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL SHORT
Academy Award®-Qualifying Category Jurors: Sophia Georgiadou, Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece; Colm McAuliffe, Leeds International Film Festival; Paul Sng, Director
GRAND PRIX DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Academy Award®-Qualifying Category
BEST DIRECTOR: IRISH SHORT
Supported by Screen Directors Guild Ireland
BEST CORK SHORT AWARD
Supported by Murphy’s
Cork International Film Festival is the official Irish representative for:
SHORT FILM CANDIDATE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2023
AUDIENCE AWARD (SHORTS)
Chosen by you, the audience. Vote online for your favourite short from across the Irish, International and Family Friendly programmes.
GRADAM SPIORAD NA FÉILE (SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD)
Presented by The Gate Cinemas
Jurors: Marcin Pieńkowski, Artistic Director, New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland;
Yvonne McDevitt, UCC Film Artist in Residence;
Tara Brady, Film Critic, The Irish Times
GRADAM NA FÉILE DO SCANNÁIN FAISNÉISE (AWARD FOR CINEMATIC DOCUMENTARY)
Jurors: Inka Achté, DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival; Joana de Sousa, Doclisboa International Film Festival; Daan Vermeulen, Cinema Delicatessen / Formerly IDFA
CORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL YOUTH JURY AWARD
Chosen by our youth jury comprising students from UCC, MTU and St. John’s Central College
AUDIENCE AWARD (FEATURES)
Chosen by you, the audience, by voting online. All Festival features that have their Irish premiere in cinema are eligible for the award.
2022 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Winners of the CIFF2022 shorts awards will be announced on Thu 17 November following the screening of Hyphen at the Triskel at 4.30pm. The winner of the Best Cork Short Award will be announced after the screening of the Irish Shorts 3: Pure Cork programme on Saturday, 19 November (13:30) at The Everyman.
Winners of the CIFF2022 features awards will be announced on Sun 20 November at our Closing Gala. Both Audience Award winners will be announced on 22 November