August Newsletter: IGNITE Applications Open and Cork Culture Night Event Announced

Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland Announce IGNITE Documentary Talent
Development Programme

Cork International Film Festival are delighted to announce the launch of IGNITE, a pilot bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging Irish and Northern Irish documentary filmmakers embarking on their first or second non-fiction feature film. 

Created in collaboration between Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland (the all-Ireland documentary focused festival from Belfast Film Festival), this cross-border partnership will seek to foster a new generation of Irish documentary filmmakers from the north and south of Ireland. Drawing from the resources and expertise of both festivals, IGNITE aims to develop the long term, sustainable growth and artistry of talent in the Irish documentary film community, through training, skills development and mentorship.

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 25

Culture Night Irish Language Short Film Showcase

As part of Culture Night 2020, Cork International Film Festival is proud to present two short films which have been specially selected from our 2019 Festival edition to celebrate the Irish language on film: the 2019 Grand Prix Irish Short Award winner ‘Ciúnas’ and the touching coming-of-age drama ‘Leave The Road Behind You’. These short films, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers led by Don O’Mahony, CIFF Senior Programmer,  will be available to viewers across Ireland to enjoy online.

Friday, September 18
Free Online Event

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Board Appointment: CIFF Welcome Scott Jevons

This month, we warmly welcome Scott Jevons to the Cork International Film Festival Board. Scott works in Ireland’s largest business lobbying organisation, where he provides advice and representation on employment matters for business in Cork City and County. A native of Waterford, he has a lifelong affinity and love for film and television.

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CIFF Welcome Mama Bear Foods as a
Classic Corporate Member

We are delighted to announce that Mama Bear Foods, makers of the delicious healthy ketchup enjoyed by families across Ireland, are a Classic Corporate Member of #CIFF2020! Corporate Membership offers local businesses a range of unique staff and client entertainment options, as well as extensive brand visibility opportunities.Talk to our team today about what a Cork International Film Festival Corporate Membership can offer your business, while also supporting Ireland’s largest film festival and the highlight of Cork’s cultural calendar in 2020.

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