Something For The Weekday
CIFF2020 Daily Highlights
Why not while away your evenings with the best of Irish and international Film at Cork International Film Festival? Joining the CIFF2020 programme tonight are two Irish World Premieres – Sam Uhlemann’s compelling debut feature ‘The Edge of Chaos‘ available now followed by a Q&A with the Director, and later this evening our Documentary Gala, ‘Castro’s Spies’ at 8.30pm, followed by a live Q&A with the Filmmakers.
If you missed the Sold Out World Premiere of ‘The Bright Side‘ last night, a limited number of additional tickets have now been released. Book Now to see Ruth Meehan’s poignant dark comedy, directed with “understanding, jagged wit and warmth” (Screen Daily) – available for catch up until the end of the Festival.
Ticket capacities are limited for all films and selling fast so visit corkfilmfest.org or download the CIFF2020 App to pick your films and pre-book your tickets.
Read on for tomorrow’s scheduled release titles, International Shorts for all ages, Industry Training Sessions and an exclusive competition!
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Scheduled Releases: Wednesday 11 November
“A deceptively complex and layered work, with its themes of unity versus division, and the gradual blurring of the border where one sister stops and the other begins” – Screen Daily
Sisters Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone) and Kelly (Nika McGuigan) grew up on the Irish border. One day Kelly disappears without trace and when she suddenly returns, a year later, the sisters realise that in order to survive they will have to confront the truth of their mother’s death. This first time feature from Cathy Brady combines a unique visual style with an emotive, striking story, and draws strong performances from both leads.
Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Cast and Filmmakers Hosted by Esther McCarthy
A special touring Shorts Programme selected by Glasgow Short Film Festival, showcasing five of the best recent short fiction films from Scotland, highlighting the exciting diversity and wealth of talent from emerging Scottish filmmakers.
Take a trip with Miles and Stanley in rural Scotland to a 4th encounter, plunge back to the 80s for a metal journey to hell, experience a Boys Night in North East Glasgow, join a brave warrior queen as she shows ‘The Man’ who’s boss, and learn to “take the shite with the good sometimes” in Salt & Sauce.
Online Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 November
CIFF Team Pick of the Day
CIFF Senior Programmer Don O’Mahony Recommends ‘International Shorts 4‘
Short & Sweet: International Shorts
Seven programmes of bite-sized movie magic from filmmakers across the globe. Each Shorts programme follows a particular theme, format or genre – from short shorts, to animation to films about families.
Certainty & Doubt‘
Twists and turns on life’s road.Online until Sunday 15 November
‘Fest Anča: The Best Animated Films for Children 2020‘NEW ADDITION TO CIFF2020: A collection of animated short films with no words or subtitles for children aged 5+ and their parents. Selected by Fest Anča International Animation Festival, these mini-movies from across Europe are enchanting and visually striking stories from the world of animation.
Online until Sunday 15 November
Industry Sessions in Focus
This year CIFF’s acclaimed film industry training days are available online for filmmakers worldwide to attend on our dedicated Industry Portal. Sessions are free but ticketed, participants must sign up for each session separately.
Supported by Screen Skills Ireland
First Take Session 2
Ireland’s top film festival programmers assemble to discuss the current state of play within the Irish and international film festival landscape, how their festivals are adapting to this brave new world, and the negative (and sometimes positive!) aspects of programming in a pandemic.
Esther McCarthy – Film journalist (Chair)
Will Fitzgerald – Director of Programming, Galway Film Fleadh
Gráinne Humphreys – Festival Director, Dublin International Film Festival
Anna Kopecká – Director of Programming, Cork International Film Festival
Available Online until Sunday 15 November
As cultural heritage organisations digitise their collections and increase public access, including CIFF’s new Digital Archive, moving image portals like the IFI Player and BBC iPlayer provide audiences with virtual screening rooms to view their audiovisual history on demand. But the creative reuse of moving image archive material is beset by questions of copyright law, rights clearance and “fair dealing” exceptions. The Make Film History network is addressing this problem by developing a new, sustainable model for creative reuse of archive material for non-commercial use. This session explores the project, how to get involved and analyses issues of copyright, ethics and the aesthetic and illustrative function of archival appropriation in a range of visual forms.
Ciara Chambers, Head of Film and Screen Media at UCC
Shane O’Sullivan, Filmmaking Lecturer, Kingston School of Art
Available online until Sunday 15 November