Established in 1956, the festival has enjoyed a steady growth in
scale, in numbers of admissions and guests, in reputation and in
media coverage. The festival has developed an ever-increasing audience
of general public, film lovers and filmmakers.
Cork Film Festival is held in high regard on a local, national
and international level. In Cork city and region it is one the most
important events in the social and cultural calendar.
The programme is wide-ranging, an eclectic mix of big budget pictures,
world cinema, innovative independent films, documentaries and short
films from all over the globe. The festival is a major showcase
for Irish film production.
Cork Film Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary
in 2005. This will also be the year in which Cork assumes the European
Capital of Culture.