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.
Cork Film Festival’s Family Screenings will be announced on October 16th 2018- Watch this space!
Find out more about the Family Screenings film titles in 2017:
Paul King | UK, France | 2017 | 95mins | Sat 11 | 10.00 | Gate
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Put on your wellies and join us for a marmalade-munching adventure around culinary Cork, bear-style! Adventure starts at 10:00am on Saturday 11th November at The Gate Cinema.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Steven Spielberg | USA | 1977 | 137mins | Sun 12 | 11.00 | Gate
Without Steven Spielberg, it is possible that today there would be no X-Files. A bold claim, but if Spielberg hadn’t challenged us to imagine extraterrestrials visiting Earth, would we really have become so obsessed with it? Following everyman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), and his quest to follow the clues only he was seeing, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a delight for everyone who believes that there is life beyond our solar system, and is just as spectacular and relevant today as it was when we first saw it back in the 70’s.
40th Anniversary Screening – Remastered in 4K
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.
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+
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.
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