Cork International Film Festival is committed to the comfort and safety of our audiences, guests, volunteers and staff.


In Festival venues please be advised all public customers over the age of 18 must carry a valid EU Digital COVID Cert with photo identification and be prepared to present if required. Customers under the age of 18 who are accompanied by a vaccinated adult do not require a vaccination cert. For your convenience, please have your EU Digital COVID Cert, ID and Ticket ready to present to a staff member.

*Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your film in order to have your tickets and certs scanned.*

We will continue to take appropriate measures to protect audiences, filmmakers and staff, including providing online booking (through the myCIFF app and with automatic dynamic seating to ensure seat space between booking parties, and enhanced cleaning and venue procedures to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience for the public this November. 

  • As The Everyman and Triskel Arts Centres are theatres, face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • At all other venues, CIFF staff and volunteers will be wearing face masks while not seated in a chair, at a table, or on stage.
  • At all other venues, patrons are required to wear face masks when not seated in a chair or at a table.
  • Please exit the venues without delay once your films have ended.
  • If you feel unwell, particularly if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you must not attend. Please stay home and follow HSE guidelines.

Please be patient with our team; we are doing all we can to keep you safe and help you relax and enjoy CIFF. Be considerate of your fellow attendees and try your best to understand the challenges event organisers are facing. We are also ensuring that venues are ventilated as per HSE guidelines, so they may feel a little cooler than normal.

Check this webpage, the myCIFF app, and our social media platforms for the latest venue updates and safety protocols. You can contact Customer Service on +353 (0) 21 427 1711 or email 


  • How do I book my tickets? 

All tickets must be booked online at or via the myCIFF app. There will be no printed tickets issued so please present your email on your phone or bring your printed ticket with you.

  • Do I have to be fully vaccinated? 

Yes, when purchasing your tickets, you must confirm that you and all members of your party (over 18) are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months. 

  • Is proof of vaccine required to attend any film/event? 

Yes, please ensure that you and all members of your booking party bring a valid EU Digital COVID Cert along with photo ID, and please be prepared on request to show this when attending the Festival. Customers under the age of 18 who are accompanied by a vaccinated adult do not require a vaccination certificate.

  • Will there be contact tracing measures in place?

Yes, current Government regulations on contact tracing also require you to leave a contact telephone number when purchasing a ticket.

  • Will venues be at 100% capacity?

No. Cork International Film Festival will maintain a safe and comfortable booking policy of distanced seating between booking parties in all venues throughout the Festival. Capacity in venues will therefore be limited to approximately 60-70% with distanced seating between each booking party, and we strongly advise that patrons book early.

  • Will there be physical distancing measures in place?

Physical distancing measures will be implemented across all screens. We are operating allocated seating, once you select your seats the system will automatically block the seats beside your group. If you wish to sit together you must book in the same transaction. Please ensure to sit in your assigned seat when you arrive.

  • What if I feel unwell prior to attending a screening or event at CIFF?

If within 14 days leading up to an event you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) or been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) you must not attend any physical screenings.

Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information.

Thank you for your cooperation.