Coronavirus Cabin Fever? Cultural Experiences to Enjoy From your Couch

To support you in staying at home where possible and undertaking social distancing advice, the CIFF team have gathered some helpful information and resources from local and international arts organisations to help you enjoy film and cultural experiences from the comfort of your home.

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  • Our Festival Venue, Triskel Arts Centre have started a great new ‘At Home With Triskel’ series of Facebook live music performances It starts on Friday 27 March at 1pm and features pianist Fionnuala Moynihan. 
  • Triskel are also extending our cinema membership by 90 days for existing and new members – so you get 15 months for €15! Cinema members can also get a free 90-day subscription to MUBI! You can sign up for membership here
  • There’s plenty for our littlest culture vultures to enjoy from home- Ballycotton native and Marvel Comics artist Will Sliney, is setting daily art challenges to keep the kids entertained. While their doors may be closed, the Glucksman Gallery  are offering free Creativity at Home arts activities for you and your little ones to try!

During this significant centenary year in Cork, fans of local history and heritage can continue to learn more online with our festival supporters:

  • Our Media Partner, Red FM have launched a new local history podcast ‘Dave Mac’s Cork History Matters’. UCC historian Gabriel Doherty joins presenter Dave Mac in Episode 1 to discuss the life of Tomas MacCurtain, to mark the centenary of the assassination of the former Cork Lord Mayor on March 20th 1920. 
  • 1920 also marks the centenary of the Burning of Cork – if you’d like to find out more, our Debut Corporate Members, St. Peter’s Cork are hosting a year-long exhibition exploring this historic event (plenty of time to enjoy it when their doors re-open!). They have launched a new video to mark the centenary of Tomás Mac Curtáin’s death  #Cork1920


Enjoy Irish Film at Home

Cork International Film Festival presents the best and latest Irish film to audiences each November. During these uncertain times, CIFF and our partners are bringing you the chance to view Irish film from the comfort of your home:

  • We’ve teamed up with our Principal Media Partner RTÉ and AVA EU Streaming Platform to bring you free Festival short films, which you can enjoy for free online!
  • ANÚ ONLINE CINEMA offers you a selection of free Irish films to enjoy 
  • Discover Ireland’s rich film heritage with the IFI Player, a free virtual viewing room of treasures from the IFI Irish Film Archives’ remarkable moving image collection


International Arts Experiences

Travel the world without ever leaving your seat with these international online arts initiatives:


  • allows you to watch 1,150 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. You can also enjoy 1500 free online courses and audiobooks on
  • The IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) have made over 800 films available online for free or for a small fee.


  • The Berlin Philharmonic opens its home, the Philarmonie, for free, and has decided to counter this forced silence by allowing free access to its Digital Concert Hall for one month


  • Our friends at The Everyman Theatre in Cork have a great one-stop-shop online resource about where and how you can enjoy free theatre online. You can also enjoy free online performances on Drama Online and as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival online project.


Support Festival Supporters

Support local businesses by buying a voucher online and have a day out in Cork to look forward to: