Cork Film Festival December Newsletter

Merry Christmas from Cork Film Festival

A big thank you to everyone who attended the 62nd Cork Film Festival this November, making it so successful and enjoyable.

Christmas came early to Cork with our Opening Night Gala film ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’, the heart-warning tale of how Charles Dickens came to write ‘A Christmas Carol’. If you missed it at the Festival then give yourself a Christmas treat and catch it in cinemas over the holidays.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Cork Film Festival Team

Dates Announced for 63rd Cork Film Festival
9th – 18th November 2018

Cork Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival, showcasing the best international and Irish films over ten days in Cork in November.

Save the date and start planning your trip to Cork!
Become a Festival Friend and see all films for free (see below).

Submissions for the 2018 Festival will open
on 8th January 2018

The Festival welcomes submissions of features and shorts, in all forms of film production – fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.

For information and to submit from 8th January, please visit

Give the gift of great films this Christmas

Looking for a gift for the film lover in your life? Treat that lucky person to Festival Vouchers or really spoil them with a Festival Friend Voucher for Cork Film Festival 2018! It may seem far away on the horizon, but think how delighted the recipient will be when all the other gifts are long gone and yours will transport them round the world for ten days in gloomy November!

Click here to buy the best stocking filler ever now!

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Festival At Your Fingertips – RTÉ Player

Missed the Cork Film Festival this year? Don’t worry, you can now view “Best of the Fest’ 5 great Irish shorts featured on the RTÉ player here thanks to our Principal Media Partner, RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

See more information on these films below – but hurry – they are available to view on demand until 11th of January only!

Festival Year-Round with AVA

In 2017, we piloted AVA, a new online library of Irish and international shorts from the 2016 Festival, available to watch in special viewing booths in City Centre Library, Cork. We are delighted to announce the next phase of the project where short films from the 2017 Festival will be added to the catalogue and be available to view throughout 2018.

Cork Film Festival and First Fortnight present: ‘Loving Vincent’

Thursday 11th January, 7:30pm, Triskel Christchurch

First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. We are delighted to partner with them again as part of our ‘Illuminate’ program on a screening of ‘Loving Vincent’ in Triskel Christchurch on Thursday 11th January at 7:30pm.

Loving Vincent  is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, it explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by First Fortnight and featuring Sandra Hickey, Painting Animator/Artist on Loving Vincent.

Tickets: €7 for Triskel members / €9 for non-members. To book, click here.