Today our physical festival draws to a close with our Awards Gala film, Blue Bayou and CIFF Features Awards announcement. CIFF2021 has been one of our most ambitious Festivals yet and we would like to sincerely thank you for participating in our in-cinema events!corkfilmfest.org and the myCIFF app.Don’t despair though, our Online Festival begins tomorrow (Saturday) until Sunday 21st November with an exciting array of Irish and international features and shorts. Our Trail of Discovery is also running throughout Cork City until 21st November. Make sure to tag us in any Trail photos (#CIFF2021) and to enter our competition. Read on to find out what’s on offer online. View the full programme of films and events and book your tickets now at
CIFF ONLINE FESTIVAL 13th – 21st NOVEMBER
We’re delighted to present an extended programme of online screenings as part of our blended Festival. Relax at home and enjoy all that our virtual Festival has to offer, from award-winning international features to the latest and best Irish shorts.
From Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st November, you can choose from a diverse range of exciting, provocative and inspirational features, documentaries and shorts from three programmes online via corkfilmfest.org. Each programme comprises 12 films, including some digital exclusives and some films that have already screened in cinema earlier in the Festival, giving you a second chance to catch them. Just like cinema screenings, online screenings have limited capacity so we recommend pre-booking.
We will be offering three Digital Programmes over nine days:
- Programme 1 is available from 00:01 13th – 23:59 15th November
- Programme 2 is available from 00:01 16th – 23:59 18th November
- Programme 3 is available from 00:01 19th – 23:59 21st November
Digital Screenings: €85 Film Digital Pass: €35 10 Film Digital Pass: €65 All-Access Digital Pass: €120
ONLINE PROGRAMME 1: 13th – 15th NOVEMBER: FEATURES
Programme 1: Available to view any time from 00:01 Saturday 13th November until 23:59 Monday 15th November. Once you start watching, you have 30 hours to finish. Enjoy a diverse range of features and documentaries that will keep you gripped, including:Jane by Charlotte, Kids Are Fine, Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege, Looking For Horses, Memory Box, Pebbles, Women Do Cryand Wood and Water.Looking For Horses, Women Do Cryand Wood and Water include Q&As with the directors.
ONLINE PROGRAMME 1: 13th – 15th NOVEMBER: SHORTS
Irish Shorts 1: From fungal reveries to the vast unconscious space, an eclectic selection of animation, drama, comedy and documentary. Irish Shorts 2: All things dark and beautiful. An exquisite programme of animation, documentary, dance and drama. Image: An Encounter, Winner of the Grand Prix Irish Short 2021, proudly presented by RTE Supporting the Arts
EUNIC Shorts: Action, comedy, animation, drama: expect this and more from Short Shorts from Europe Film Festival – a selection of European short films from the home countries of eight members of EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture). Let Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary, cutting-edge filmmakers. CIFF, the IFI and Limerick School of Art and Design will also present short films from Ireland on the programme.
International Shorts 1: Nostalgia for a time, a place, a feeling – even the awkward ones! But maybe not for the very awkward ones. Check out the finest international short film talent!
CIFF & NATIONAL SCULPTURE FACTORY: THE TWO FACES OF TOMORROW
Catch the last screening of the extraordinary The Two Faces of Tomorrow, an experimental documentary-fiction film by renowned visual artist Patrick Hough about algae; how they have shaped all life on the planet, from the deep past to the near future. The film follows a fictional researcher as they traverse ancient Roman baths plagued by toxic blooms
Commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory. Produced by Tracy Bass. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland
Saturday, November 13, at 8pm and 10pm, The Event Space, Marina Market
INDUSTRY: FIRST TAKE ONLINE
First Take is a training and development platform for newly established film professionals, film and media students and the wider film industry, which comprises case studies, presentations and panel discussions. Its intention is to promote fresh thinking amongst emerging and working filmmakers, inspiring them to be proactive in creating and promoting their own film work.
Sessions include: Holy Island – Irish Feature Film Case Study; The Casting Process – A Casting Director’s Work in Practice; The Actor As Creator; Audience Design for Feature Film; In Her Own Voice – Spotlight on Crew; and Scoring for Film.Monday 15th November, free but ticketed. Available for catch-up on CIFF’s online platform until the end of November.
Presented in partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, and supported by Screen Skills Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
TRAIL OF DISCOVERY & COMPETITION
CIFF’s Trail of Discovery is sponsored by Murphy’s and supported by the Irish Costume Archive Project, The Gate Cinemas, The River Lee Hotel, and The Metropole Hotel