Family Weekend Planner


Welcome all budding film fans! Cork Film Festival’s Family Programme lights up the Big Screen with a fun packed programmme of film for young viewers.

This weekend we have three feature films and a collection of shorts to entertain the whole family.

Book a Family Ticket Pass (two adults / two children under 16) for €25.00 – available at the checkout!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Joanna Harrison, Robert Shaw | UK | 2016 | 60mins | Sat 18 | 1130 | Gate

The much-loved bestselling book by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury has been adapted into this beautiful water-coloured film about a family (and their loyal dog Rufus) who go on an adventure in search of a bear. Could there possibly be a bear near where they live? Join the family to find out, as they embark on an adventure together in this charming animation all about making new friends and discovering the natural world around you. Age5+

Screening includes an interactive reading of the book with local storyteller Deirdre Ryan.

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Buffalo Rider

Joel Soisson | Thailand | 2015 | 94mins | English & Thai with English subtitles | Sat 18 |14.15 | Gate

Rebellious Jenny is having trouble at home so her father sends her away for summer to her relatives in rural Thailand. With dodgy wifi, village customs, and an over eager grandma, it seems things can’t get much worse until she finds friendship with a silent farm boy called Boonrod. Both outsiders, together they take on the school bullies and Boonrod competes in the annual Buffalo race. A heart-warming tale of friendship and family, set against the golden backdrop of rural Thailand. Age 10+

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Red Dog: True Blue

Kriv Stenders | Australia | Comedy | 2016 | 88mins | Sun 19 | 14.00 | Gate

When eleven -year-old Mick is sent to live with Grandpa on an outback cattle station in Western Australia, he feels completely isolated till he comes across a paint-covered red pup he names Blue. The two become instant friends and embark on a series of adventures across sun-soaked landscapes in this hugely rewarding and iconic tale of a boy’s best friend.

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Family Friendly Shorts

Sun 19 | 12.30 | GATE | 91mins

Court of LAWl – directed by Willie O’Brien Bango
Vassil – directed by Milen Vitanov / Bulgaria
Kukuschka – directed by Dina Velikovskaya
Macarooned – directed by Alan Short, Seamus Malone Hirvio – directed by Brian Kelso-Gillespie, Dan West
The Last Leaf – directed by Olya Golubeva
Inside I’m Racing – directed by Aleksander Szeser
Mrs McCutcheon – directed by John Sheedy
Hidden Potential – directed by Eamonn MacMahon

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