Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival, looking ahead to its 67th edition in 2022. The Festival is also a registered charity, operating on a non-profit basis.

In order to present our annual Festival, offer a year-round programme of events, support and promote local and national talent, and enable our Intinn film and mental health programme to reach over 4,000 young people a year, we need support.

Whilst we gratefully receive approximately 35% public funding from the Arts Council to support our core mission, as a charity we rely on the generosity and support of film lovers like you to help sustain and grow our vital activities.  

We need your support to help continue to deliver outcomes like this:

Relatable, authentic, contemporary – Intinn’s programme really spoke to the students and created a space where they felt comfortable having an open discussion about mental health needs that apply to their age group. If this programme runs again we will definitely be looking to run it with our students.” (Secondary School Teacher)

Your donation, no matter what the size, makes a huge difference

Your support enables us to continue to harness the power of cinema to inspire creativity, challenge convention, raise awareness, and expand horizons. It lets our projectors shine a light on urgent topics like climate change, diversity, and societal transformation, and help educate, inform, and persuade by telling universal stories we can all relate to. And your support encourages access to the rich world of cinema and the joy that great films bring to our lives. With your help we will continue to discover film and reimagine the world.

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Your donations help us to: 
  • Increase the scope of our outreach programmes with schools and mental health work
  • Support workshops and skills training for filmmakers and industry professionals
  • Deliver filmmaking projects for children and young people
  • Empower marginalised voices through public screenings and outreach programmes
  • Commission local artists to create new pieces for the public to enjoy
  • Preserve our local and national film heritage in our digital archive
  • Expand our programme of films to include new and exciting strands
Our ambition is limitless, but our resources are not! Your donations help us thrive: 

We want to expand, to innovate, to break down barriers and to increase opportunities; to take risks, be creative and inspire our next generation of filmmakers. 

If you decide to support us with a donation of €250 or more during any given year, you can also claim a refund of tax paid on that donation both as an individual, and as a company who can claim the tax deduction as a trading expense. You can find more information on the government’s Charitable Donation Scheme here.

Thank you for your support

If you would like to speak to us about a larger donation, closer involvement, legacy giving or a partnership, please contact our Development Officer Chris Bennett: chris@corkfilmfest.org who will be happy to help.

Cork International Film Festival is committed to good Governance. The organisation actively complies with the Charities Regulator Governance Code, has formally adopted the Statement of Guiding Principles on Fundraising and is committed to complying fully with all of its principles and obligations.