Cork International Film Festival December News


Winter Warmers! Cork International Film Festival December News

‘Tis the season to put your feet up and get cosy by the fire once again, but don’t get too cosy because our beloved cinemas are back open and we have lots of exciting CIFF2020 film highlights for you to enjoy this month, plus some fantastic CIFF online events to look forward to at the start of the long-awaited New Year. Read on for further details.


CIFF2020 Film Highlights in Cinemas Now

We’re delighted to welcome you back to cinemas, and there are lots of films to see in our beloved venues!  The Gate Cinema, our Principal Venue Partner, has re-opened and is showing a wide variety of films this month, from Cork International Film Festival highlights to heart-warming Christmas Classics such as ‘Elf’ and ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’, as well as new releases ‘All My Life’, and ‘Pixie’.

Wolfwalkers
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
We are delighted to announce that our CIFF2020 Family Gala ‘Wolfwalkers’, a new Irish delight by the creators of ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’, is now available in cinemas nationwide.

Young Robyn accompanies her father, the hunter, to Ireland, where he arrives with one special task, to wipe out the last big wolf pack that is scaring the good citizens of Kilkenny. While exploring the forbidden forest outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a girl, the free-spirited Mebh, who declares she can transform herself into a wolf. As people no longer believe in the magic and existence of wolfwalkers, Robyn is faced with the hard task of convincing her father to help the wolves find a safe place where they can live, instead of killing them.

Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide

Be fierce, be wild, be free and join the pack! 🐺
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide

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‘Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan’

If you missed this music documentary highlight of CIFF2020, ‘Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan’, catch it now in cinemas nationwide.
Shane MacGowan and The Pogues reinvigorated Irish folk music with a shot from the punk-rock pineal gland, whilst MacGowans’ lyrics detailed the experiences of Irish people adrift in London with a beauty and poeticism that belied his own chaotic drink-and-drugs-fuelled lifestyle. Filmmaker Julien Temple (‘The Filth and the Fury’, ‘Oil City Confidential’) gifts us with a documentary that celebrates Shane’s life and work with a ferocious energy that would be instantly familiar to anyone who ever witnessed The Pogues live.
Available now in the GateCinema and nationwide
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide

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‘The Racer’

We’re delighted that the CIFF2020 65th Anniversary Gala, ‘The Racer’ will be on general release nationwide this Friday 11 December.

Summer 1998: the opening stages of Le Tour de France are relocated to Ireland. Belgian rider Dom Chabol (Louis Talpe) has been one of the best ‘Domestiques’ (support riders) for the last 20 years: a sacrificial role, setting pace to enable the team’s sprinter to victory – winning is not an option. But Dom harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey, just once before his career is over. Secret doping, team rivalry and a little romance fuel the exhilarating action and dark comedy that drives ‘The Racer’ to pack an adrenalin-filled punch right to the finish line.Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide

Available in the Gate Cinema and nationwide from Friday
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide

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Film Programmes from our Friends & Partners!

Our Venue Partner Triskel Arts Centre is back in action and screening ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ as part of their Christmas Movies at Triskel along with some exciting new Irish releases.

For more details visit their website.

 

Our friends at First Fortnight have just announced their film programme and schedule for the First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival 2021, taking place in January 2021.

For more details, visit their website.


CIFF2021 Special Event: Night of Ideas – ‘We Have 20 Years to Change the World’

Night of Ideas: ‘We Have 20 Years to Change the World’

Cork International Film Festival is delighted to be partnering with the Embassy of France in Ireland as part of their Green Night of Ideas programme, highlighting climate change, to present a digital screening on 26 January 2021 of ‘We Have 20 Years to Change the World’ (On a 20 Ans pour Changer le Monde), a new documentary by Hélène Médigue, with a Q&A discussion following the screening.

“We have 20 years to change the world… and it all starts with the land that nourishes us. The facts are there: 60% of the soil is dead, and the current mode of production does not feed the planet. But men and women rise to the challenge and demonstrate that we can do without pesticides and chemical inputs for all our food. Thanks to their communicative energy which shakes up speeches and habits, another world is possible!”

Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
Tickets on sale from December 16
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
Presented in association with the French Embassy, the Alliance Française Network in Ireland and Institut Français.
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide

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Opportunities for Filmmakers

CIFF2021 Submissions
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
CIFF2021 Submissions will be opening on January 11 2021, with the Earlybird Deadline on March 12 2021. We look forward to receiving your new and inspiring features documentaries and short films – visit corkfilmfest.org for details and T&Cs.
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
Markievicz Award
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
The Arts Council will be opening applications for the new Markievicz Award from January 5 until February 4 2021. The Markievicz Award aims to honour Countess Constance de Markievicz as the first woman to be elected to parliament; and to provide support for artists from all backgrounds and genres to buy time and space in order to develop new work that reflects on the role of women in the period covered by the decade of centenaries 2012-23, and beyond. For more information, visit the Art Council website.
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
The Puttnam Award
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
Our neighbours at Fastnet Film Festival have announced a new award, The Puttnam Award for the production of a live-action short film – details may be found on their website.

European Film Awards 2020

CIFF2020 European Short Film Candidate: ‘Blue Fear’
Directed by Marie Jacotey & Lola Halifa-Legrand

 

The 33rd European Film Awards take place as a series of virtual events from Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 December. CIFF is the official Irish representative for the European Short Film Candidate and the Festival is delighted to nominate ‘Blue Fear’ for the European Film Awards 2021. The CIFF2020 programme featured two further nominees – Viggo Mortensen has received a European Actor Nomination for ‘Falling’ and the D’Innocenzo Brothers have received a European Screenwriter Nomination for ‘Bad Tales’, which won the CIFF2020 Spirit of the Festival Award. CIFF2019 titles ‘The Cave’ and ‘The Painted Bird’ also received nominations for European Documentary and European Film, respectively.
Available now in the Gate Cinema and nationwide
We will be Live Streaming Night 2 (Short Awards) of the EFA Awards 2020 on the CIFF Homepage corkfilmfest.org on Thursday 10 December 7pm GMT/8pm CET.

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