Cork Film Festival’s annual  film  Industry Days First Take and Doc Day were extended in 2018 to include a new event, Focus: Filmmaker Forum. Our Industry Days provide invaluable opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers to connect, and to explore all aspects of the film industry.

Watch this space for details of our   Industry  Days  as part of the 64th Cork Film Festival  , 7 – 17 November 2019

First Take

First Take is a training and development event aimed specifically at newly established film professionals, emerging filmmakers, and film and media students. Case studies and panel discussions will promote fresh thinking amongst attendees and to inspire them to be proactive in promoting their own film work.

Supported by Screen Training Ireland.

Doc Day

In Partnership with Screen Ireland 

Cork Film Festival’s annual documentary-focused Industry Day, Doc Day is a major event that engages and connects Irish and international documentary filmmakers and industry leaders, it provides a vital platform to promote Irish documentary film and filmmaking talent. Doc Day is presented in partnership with Screen Ireland/Fís Éireann, with support from Screen Training Ireland.

Focus: Filmmaker Forum

This  event, introduced in 2018, provides attending filmmakers with the opportunity to take part in  informal networking  and a series of roundtable sessions, which will help guide participants through the process of developing their first feature; from development and financing, through production, festival strategy and distribution.