Cork International Film Festival – January News


CIFF Newsletter – January 2021

Happy New Year, and welcome to another year jam-packed with plenty of films and fun with CIFF.
Happy New Year, and welcome to another year jam-packed with plenty of films and fun with CIFF.
Though we may find ourselves in lockdown again, the team here at CIFF is still planning for a brighter future with our 66th edition in November 2021. For now, there’s plenty to keep you entertained on our digital platform, with our special CIFF2021 Night of Ideas screening of We Have 20 Years to Change the World taking place on January 26th and CIFF2020 Short Highlights newly added to our online CIFF Library, available to Mallow and Cork City Library Card holders.Submissions are now open for the 66th Cork International Film Festi
Submissions are now open for the 66th Cork International Film Festival. Read on below for more information.

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

Tickets are now on sale, with limited capacity for our CIFF2021 Special Event screening of ‘We Have 20 Years to Change the World’ (On a 20 Ans pour Changer le Monde), taking place on January 26th at 6pm.

We are delighted to be showing this wonderful new documentary from Hélène Médigue in partnership with the Embassy of France in Ireland as part of their Night of Ideas programme for 2021, this year focusing on the theme of climate change. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

“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!”

 

 

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Presented in association with the French Embassy, the Alliance Française Network in Ireland and Institut Français.


Submissions Now Open for CIFF2021

Calling all filmmakers! We are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the 66th edition of the Cork International Film Festival in November. The Festival invites filmmakers from Ireland and across the globe to submit your shorts and features for consideration for CIFF2021.

The Festival presents nine awards each year, three of which – the Grands Prix Irish Short, International Short and Documentary Short – are Academy Award®-Qualifying, ensuring that the winners in Cork join the long list for the Oscars®. The Early Bird Deadline is 12th March, so be sure to submit early to avail of the Early Bird discount. Read on for inspiration!

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Take inspiration from our online CIFF Library, a curated selection of Short Films available year-round for free. Created in partnership between CIFF and Cork Libraries, and initiated with support from AVA and Creative Europe Media, the CIFF Library now offer access to library card holders of Cork City, Bishopstown, Mallow, and Midleton libraries to discover a collection of CIFF Short Film Highlights from the past four years.

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Great news to kick off the New Year: three of our CIFF2020 Festival Shorts – ‘Friends‘, ‘Melting Heart Cake‘ and ‘Just A Guy‘ – are on the qualifying list for Best Animated Short Film at the 2021 Academy Awards®. Congratulations and best of luck to those filmmakers!


CIFF2020 Highlights on Demand

Our beloved cinemas may be temporarily closed, but for now some of our CIFF2020 Festival Highlights are available to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home.

‘The Racer’

Our 65th Anniversary Gala ‘The Racer’ is now available to watch on Amazon Primer Video, YouTube Movies, the IFI@Home player, Google Play and on Curzon Home Cinema.
‘The Racer’

‘Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan’
Our CIFF2020 Documentary Highlight ‘Crock of Gold’ is now available to purchase on DVD online, and is available to stream on Volta, IFI@Home player, iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.
‘The Racer’

‘Luxor’
Our CIFF2020 Feature Highlight ‘Luxor’ is available to rent on the IFI@Home player.
The Racer

‘Falling’
Our CIFF2020 Feature Highlight ‘Falling’ is now available to stream on the IFI@Home player.
‘The Racer’
‘Wolfwalkers’
CIFF2020 Family Gala ‘Wolfwalkers’ is now available to watch on Apple TV+.

UCC Film Artist in Residence

In fantastic news, UCC and the Arts Council have announced the appointment of Tadhg O’Sullivan as the new UCC Film Artist in Residence for 2021.

Tadhg’s films ‘Yximalloo’ (with Feargal Ward) and ‘The Great Wall’ featured at the Festival in 2014 and 2015 respectively, and most recently his work was shown as part of our ‘Technology, Nature and the Essay Film Forum’ event in 2018. We’re delighted for Tadhg O’Sullivan and we look forward to collaborating with him and continuing to develop our partnership with the Department of Film and Screen Media this year.


Competition Corner

To celebrate the New Year and to help you start it off with a bang, we’d like to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a Digital Pass to our screening of ‘We Have 20 Years to Change the World’ on January 26th.
To be in with a chance to win, simply create a caption for the
To be in with a chance to win, simply create a caption for the CIFF Archive photo above, which features the late Irish actor Noel Purcell, and email it to us at competitions@corkfilmfest.org by midday on Friday 22nd January.
To be in with a chance to win, simply create a caption for the
The most amusing and creative answer will nab the prize!
The most amusing and creative answer will nab the prize!

T&Cs: Entrants must be subscribed to the CIFF Newsletter to be in with a chance to win. Viewing of selected film only available to those resident in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.