You still have a few hours left to catch films in Programme 2 of our Online Festival before booking closes at 11:59pm tonight, so don’t miss out (and you’ll still have 30 hours to watch them).
We have a host of new features, docs and shorts coming right up in Programme 3. From 00:01am Friday, 19th November until 11.59pm, Sunday 21st November, you can enjoy 12 specially curated films at home, closing out this year’s Festival.
A new cohort of IGNITE participants have just participated in two day-long online coaching sessions as part of their documentary development training, a joint initiative of CIFF and Docs Ireland, Belfast.
View the full programme of films and events and book your tickets now at corkfilmfest.org and the myCIFF app.
ONLINE PROGRAMME 2: 18th NOVEMBER
LAST CHANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Tonight is your last chance to catch films from Programme 2. So, put your feet up and relax with these festival favourites which include online exclusives and CIFF’s Gradam na Féile do Scannáin Faisnéise (Award for Cinematic Documentary) winner 2021.
Programme 2 includes In the Mirror of Maya Deren (online exclusive), The Ants and The Grasshopper + Panel Discussion, Brother’s Keeper + Director Q&A, The Hive + Panel Discussion, Heavens Above, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, aemi: Artist in Focus: Lynne Sachs (online exclusive) and the CIFF Gradam na Féile do Scannáin Faisnéise (Award for Cinematic Documentary) winner 2021, This Rain Will Never Stop.
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Christophe Hermans’ debut feature, The Hive, is a superbly paced tale of a young family struggling to live with a parent’s mental illness.This film is followed by a recorded discussion exploring the themes of the film and how they relate to mental health. Speakers include Dr. Johnny Goodwin (Mental Health Nursing Undergraduate Programme Lead, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC), Orla Bushnell (Clinical Nurse Specialist/Systemic Family Therapist in Adult Mental Health) and John Finn (Social Worker).
The Hive and recorded panel discussion is available to book until 23:59 tonight, 18th November.
In partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland. Presented as part of CIFF’s Illuminate Film & Mental Health Programme, proudly supported by ESB, Energy For Generations Fund and HSE
Brother’s Keeper tells the story of Yusuf and his friend Memo who are pupils at a school for Kurdish boys in the remote Anatolian mountains. It is the coldest days of winter and the school heating has broken down. One morning Memo falls ill and, despite the extreme conditions, Yusuf struggles against the school’s authoritarian regime to help his friend. Ferit Karahan’s gripping drama highlights Yusuf’s determination in the face of adversity.
ONLINE PROGRAMME 3: 19th – 21st NOVEMBER
We close out Cork International Film Festival 2021 with our final digital programme from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November, and we have selected a fantastic line-up of films to round off a wonderful Festival.
In Programme 3 you can enjoy: Among Us Women + Q&A, Blue Moon + Q&A, Roaring 20’s, Taming the Garden, North by Current, Film, the Living Record of Our Memory, Late Night Shorts, Actor As Creator and the family-friendly Lamya’s Poem.
Blue Moon was awarded this year’s Gradam Spiorad na Féile (Spirit of The Festival Award), presented by The Gate Cinemas at CIFF2021.
Blue Moon (+ Director Q&A) tells the story of Irina, who dreams of leaving the family business in rural Romania to study at the university in Bucharest. Her family want Irina to stay where she is. Irina’s older cousin, Liviu, is especially dismissive of Irina’s goals, and frequently turns to violence to undermine and belittle her. But what does it take before the oppressed can become the oppressor?
In her debut feature, Alina Grigore drops us directly into a tension-filled atmosphere and skilfully turns up the pressure as we are transfixed by Iona Chitu’s mesmerising performance as Irina. Winner of the 66th CIFF Gradam Spiorad na Féile (Spirit of The Festival Award), presented by The Gate Cinemas.
Includes a Q&A with director Alina Grigore.
Among Us Women (+ Director Q&A) centres on Hulu Ager who is a 25-year-old inhabitant of Megendi, a village in rural northern Ethiopia. Expecting her fourth child she is caught between modern and traditional ideas of midwifery and, as check-ups at her local clinic alienate her from the medical system, she turns increasingly to the counsel of village midwife Endal.
Sarah Noa Bozenhardt’s feature documentary debut is a collaboration with Ethiopian filmmaker Daniel Abate Tilahun, offering a uniquely intimate portrait of a community of rural women and their complex relationship towards female bodily autonomy.
Includes Q&A with director Sarah Noa Bozenhardt.
IGNITE DOCUMENTARY TALENT DEVELOPMENT RPOGRAMME: YEAR TWO
The new IGNITE Year Two group have just participated in two day-long coaching sessions during CIFF as part of our documentary talent development programme of workshops, training and one-to-one mentoring, in partnership with Docs Ireland, Belfast.
They can be seen above during their session with the Among Us Women filmmaking team, exploring ‘The Foundations of Collaborative Filmmaking’. Other sessions included ‘Perfecting Your Pitch’, ‘Irish Doc Filmmakers in Focus’, and ‘Mastering Your Funding Proposal’. We look forward to working with these participants and helping them to develop their six projects over the next eight months.
IGNITE is a bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging Irish and Northern Irish documentary filmmakers embarking on their first or second non-fiction feature film, a joint initiative of CIFF and Docs Ireland.
Supported by TG4, The Arts Council of Ireland, Screen Ireland, Screen Skillnet, Northern Ireland Screen and Arts & Business NI.
TRAIL OF DISCOVERY COMPETITION
CIFF’s Trail of Discovery is sponsored by Murphy’s and supported by the Irish Costume Archive Project, The Gate Cinemas, The River Lee Hotel, and The Metropole Hotel. Photos: Jed Niezgoda.
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