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AVA EU Streaming Platform – Free Short Film Library Showcase

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  • Tickets: FREE
  • Date: Sat, 29th Feb 2020
  • Time: 11:30 - 12:00
  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Venue: Cork City Library

Libraries around the country are taking part in the first ever National Library Open Day on Saturday, February 29th. Cork International Film Festival has teamed up with Cork City Libraries to launch our new catalogue of short films which screened at the 64th edition of the Festival in 2019 onto our AVA EU streaming platform (eu.ava.watch) and library viewing booths and, to celebrate the launch of this new catalogue of short films from CFF2019, we invite you to join local filmmakers for free showcases of their films in Cork City Library, Grand Parade.

The short films have been specially selected from the Cork International Film Festival collection on AVA EU streaming platform which offers a catalogue of short films from the Festival’s past programmes and European film festivals year-round, for you to watch for free! This is a great opportunity to experience short films by local filmmakers, meet the filmmakers and find out more about how you can watch Festival films all year-round on the AVA EU streaming platform and library viewing booths available in Cork City Library, Bishopstown Library, Midleton Library and available through Video on Demand using your library card.

Short Film Showcase:


Eli Dolliver / Ireland / 2019 / 9 mins / Producer: Ellen Whelan

A lady of a certain age is always unlucky in love.

Followed by Q&A with Producer Ellen Whelan


Outside the Box

Janet Grainger / Ireland / 2019 / 5 mins / Producer: Jo-Anne Grainger

Who do we see when we look at people?

Followed by Q&A with Director Janet Grainger (Only at 11.30pm Showcase)


Blankets of Hope: Cork Cancer Care Centre

Edvinas Maciulevicius / Ireland / 2019 / 4 mins / Producer: Daniel Fleming

This mini-documentary looks at the Cork Cancer Care Centre and their mission to deliver ‘Blankets of Hope’ to cancer patients around Ireland.


About AVA (Audio Visual Access)

AVA (Audio Visual Access) is a streaming provider that has been developed specifically for libraries, offering a unique selection of European and international arthouse films on customised streaming platforms. Stream films from the comfort of your own home or on-the-go from any major device – simply log in with your library card, it’s as easy as that!

AVA EU (eu.ava.watch) is a pan-European streaming platform that provides users from multiple libraries across Europe with access to a variety of festival films, very rarely available on other VoD (video on demand) platforms. Library users in Serbia, Portugal, Czechia, England, Finland and Ireland can enjoy film collections curated by some of Europe’s most renowned film festivals, among them Cork International Film Festival. Online access to the curated selection of festival films on eu.ava.watch is entirely free for cardholders of the libraries who participate in the project! The documentary and short films on the platform are provided by Serbian, British and Portuguese documentary film festivals Beldocs, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Doclisboa, Italian short film festival La Guarimba and Cork International Film Festival from Ireland.

With this new European platform, AVA offers users of member libraries free access to unique films that are difficult to find outside of the festival screening programmes. In Cork, the film collections may be viewed at a dedicated viewing booth at Cork City Library, Bishopstown Library and Midleton Library or online and remote from home, using a password provided by Cork City Library. AVA EU is presented in Ireland in partnership with Cork City and County Libraries and co-funded by the European Union, Creative Europe Media, Creative Ireland, Cork City Council Local Community Development Committee Community Enhancement Fund and Cork County Council Local Amenity Fund.


About National Library Open Day

Libraries are open most days of course but on Saturday 29th they are issuing a special invitation to everyone in the country to go along to their local library and see everything that’s on offer for them there, completely free.

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in your local library, you might be surprised at what you find. Libraries are open, welcoming community spaces with lots going on for everyone of all ages and interests. Come along to your local library on the Open Day to get a taste of the clubs, classes, exhibitions, activities and more on offer at your library. Much of what is going on during National Library Open Day will be suitable for children but there’s plenty for adults too.



Cork City Library
61 Grand Parade, Centre Cork T12 NT99 Ireland + Google Map