We are thrilled to kick off our year-round programme with a short season of gripping European horror classics: Fear Screen!
Celebrating films and directors from the last 70 years, we start on Thursday, 23rd February at the Triskel, with Les Diaboliques, from one of the masters of French cinema, Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Filmmakers, don’t forget that our Early Bird deadline for film submissions is Friday, 10th March.
Read on for more film sector news and opportunities below.
FEAR SCREEN: EUROPEAN THRILLERS AND HORROR AT CIFF
Be very afraid! We kick off our 2023 year-round programme of special screenings and events with a short season of cinematic thrills, terror and suspense!
Fear Screen celebrates European films and directors from the past 70 years of cinema, ranging from masterpieces that influenced the future of horror/thriller cinema to cult Guilty Pleasures which will have you snorting into your popcorn.
Screening every Thursday from 23rd February to 16th March in the Triskel Arts Centre, the nail-biting programme comprises:
A classic masterpiece of suspense and plot twists which influenced the likes of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (1955).
Thursday, 23rd February at 8.15pm in Triskel Arts Centre
The suspenseful and spine-tingling tale of a girl who can communicate psychically with insects, starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasence, directed by Dario Argento (1985).
Thursday, 2nd March at 8pm in Triskel Arts Centre
The Vanishing (Spoorloos)
A slow-burning, intense thriller bound to keep you on the edge of your seat, directed by George Sluizer (1988).
Thursday, 9th March at 8pm in Triskel Arts Centre
A horrifically bad film full of awful special effects, some of the worst dialogue ever heard on screen, and one of the most popular cult movies ever made, directed by Claudio Fragasso (1990).
Thursday, 16th March at 8pm in Triskel Arts Centre
- Individual Ticket Prices:
Standard Tickest: €10.50 (concessions €9)
Student Tickets: €7.50
Festival Friends can avail of concession price tickets of up to 20%
- Fear Screen Season Pass:
See all four unmissable films for just €36 (concessions €28) and €25 for students!
WE WANT TO PREMIERE YOUR FILM: 68th CIFF SUBMISSIONS
“One of the world’s oldest… and best.” Donald Clarke, Chief Film Correspondent, The Irish Times, November 2022
Our film submissions are open and we are looking for interesting new voices and work that pushes boundaries and takes risks. We celebrate and champion excellence in filmmaking alongside emerging talent by welcoming submissions of features and shorts, and all forms of film production, and through our 11 Awards, three of which are Academy Award® qualifying.
Films can be submitted via FilmFreeway.
Submit before the Early Bird Deadline on Friday, 10th March 2023 to avail of discounted submission fees.
The Docs Ireland Marketplace is an opportunity for filmmakers to meet with leading international documentary industry decision-makers, including international funders, broadcasters, distributors and exhibitors on a one-to-one basis, taking place during Docs Ireland 5 on Friday 23rd June 2023.
Application Deadline: Friday 14th April 2023
Film Network Ireland is holding a pop-up film and TV networking event at Northern Soul, Dublin 7 on Thursday, 16th February at 7pm.
If you are looking for information about funding and bursaries, development opportunities or want to build film industry relationships, then this is an evening not to be missed.
NEWS FROM CIFF ALUMNI
Maximilian Le Cain, CIFF alumni and filmmaker-facilitator of our pilot Look@Me primary school filmmaking project in 2022, is the UCC/Arts Council Film Artist in Residence, and has started his year-long residency with a series of four public lunchtime talks this month.
Known for his boundary-pushing, radically personal approach to cinema, Cork-based Le Cain is presenting a wide-ranging rethink of what cinema can be in the 21st century based on his own work, film histories that inspire it, and contemporary contexts that nourish it.
There are two remaining free public talks to place in the series, on Monday 13th and 20th February, from 1pm to 2pm in Room B10.B, the Kane Building, UCC.
Congratulations to our CIFF alumni who were selected for the X-Pollinator CREATOR programme, a Pioneering Immersive Directors’ Residency set up to address the lack of gender diversity in the Irish screen industry. The programme featured 12 diverse female and non-binary directors who last month participated in a residential talent development lab, comprising a week-long residency, workshops and mentorship from industry experts.
Six of the 12 selected directors previously screened their great work at previous editions of CIFF, including Aisling Byrne (Grand Prix Irish Short winner & Short Film Candidate for EFA Awards 2023), Mia Mullarkey and Katie McNiece who each premiered their short films at CIFF2022. Congratulations all.
AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR CIFF2022 FILMS
We are delighted to see so many films that premiered at the 67th CIFF last November – Aftersun, Empire of Light, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Haulout, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, She Said, Blue Jean and Corsage – have been nominated for forthcoming prestigious awards, including the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards (Sunday, 19th February) and the 95th Academy Awards (Sunday, March 12th). Our congratulations also to all of the Irish filmmakers and actors nominated this year, a strong testament to Ireland’s creative talent.