Fundraising Fellowship Ireland – Year 1 Thoughts From Aoibhie McCarthy, Marketing & Development Officer, Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival (CFF) is Ireland’s first and largest film festival, a local, national and international celebration of cinema, in Cork each November. The 63rd edition in 2018 successfully presented 400+ events and screenings of the latest and best Irish and international titles, over 10 days. We welcomed 18,000+ film lovers, a 22% increase in visitor engagement. Cork is where filmmakers want their work to be seen- we received 3,600+ film submissions from across the globe and a further 1,000 were viewed and curated by our expert team, to present the very best in world cinema. The programme elicited an overwhelmingly positive response from the public, media and film sector and was universally recognised as a world-class offering, representing a palpable step change for CFF. As one of our attendees put it, “this was by far the biggest, boldest and best festival to date!”.

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