CIFF Newsletter – January 2021
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
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!”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.