Cork Film Festival April Newsletter

Cork Film Festival seeks Marketing and Development Officer

Cork Film Festival is now recruiting for the new role of Marketing and Development Officer. Join our dynamic team and play a major part in delivering our exciting and ambitious plans for Ireland’s first and largest film festival.

We are delighted to be one of just two recipients of the Business to Arts Fundraising Fellowship Ireland Bursary, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, for the recruitment and training of a full-time Marketing and Development Officer, for two years.

Visit our website for a detailed job description and information on how to apply:

Deadline for applications: Tuesday May 8th

AVA 2018 Launch

We will be expanding AVA – our successful online library of short films that featured in Cork Film Festival programmes, available to view for free from special viewing booths in Central Library Cork – with new catalogues of films from the 2017 Festival. The new programmes will be available from May and we will also introduce viewing on demand for Library card holders, so you can watch great films, for free, from home, all year round! Please check our website next month for full details.

The Festival Circuit  – 71st Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival announced its official selection last week, having imposed a sanction on selfies on the red carpet, caused anxiety with proposed scheduled changes and stirred controversy by rejecting Netflix titles from its competition. If the mean number of female filmmakers in the competition line up provoked further disquiet, a line-up that includes new work from such mighty world auters as Jafar Panahi, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard is still a mouthwatering prospect.
While the South of France in May might seem a long way from the South of Ireland in November, Cork Film Festival will be in Cannes working to secure the best films to premier in Ireland for our 63rd edition.

Submissions Deadline Approaching!

Planning to submit your film for consideration in the 63rd Cork Film Festival this November? Our Regular Submissions Deadline is coming to a close in just over two weeks on the 4th of May. We’re looking for original voices and stand-out shorts, features and documentaries – and our awards for Grand Prix Irish and International Shorts are Academy Award® qualifying. Submit now and avail of the discount. Thanks to all who have submitted so far. CLICK TO SUBMIT NOW!

Festival Films on Release and In The News

Missed The Square when it previewed at CFF2017? You can now catch it on the big screen at Triskel Christchurch until Wednesday 18th April, details here. Also currently on wide release and garnering deservedly excellent reviews is CFF2017 and IFTA winner Michael Inside, directed by Frank Berry, while François Ozon’s kinky thriller L’Amant Double (pictured) will be heading for Irish cinema screens on June 1st. Further afield, Village Rockstars, directed by Rima Das and winner of the CFF2017 Gradam Spiorad Na Féile / Spirit Of The Festival Award sponsored by The Gate Cinema, won Best Feature Film at the 65th National Film Awards in New Delhi, the first Assamese film to win the honour in 29 years.

Competition: Win 2 tickets to ‘Making The Grade’ Screening + Q&A

Our good friends and principal venue partner, The Gate Cinema Cork, are hosting a special event on Thursday 19th April, 7pm. Join director Ken Waldrop for his new film, Making the Grade, and a post-screening Q&A. Making The Grade is an endearing and uplifting documentary which explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through the preparation for graded musical exams. This is a story of the transformative power of music and we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away. Just answer the following question to be in with a chance to win:

How many grades of piano assessment are there?

Email your answer to
Winners will be notified on Wednesday, April 18th by email.

Visit Cork in November
for a Feast of Films!


63rd Cork Film Festival – 9th-18th November 2018. Visit Cork and explore our historic city, the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way. Voted one of the top 20 European festivals to visit in 2017 by, we promise you a feast of films in Ireland’s cultural capital, so why not make a weekend of it? Direct flights to Cork from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon and many more – take a city break and discover Ireland’s cultural gem.

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