The objective of Cork Film Festival is to celebrate the art of
film in all its forms. The artistic approach is eclectic. Through
screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a
wide spectrum of contemporary filmmaking - feature films, documentaries,
animation, short films, experimental and student work.
In particular the Cork Film Festival supports the short-film, believing
it to be both an art form in its own right and also the medium through
which young filmmakers enter the film industry. The festival is
conscious of its obligation to support Irish filmmakers - both professional
and student - and to keep pace with developments in the Irish film
It is committed to developing its education programme through the
establishment of UnReel, a stand-alone festival for young audiences.
An additional objective of the festival is now to explore the potential
and challenges of audio-visual technologies and to reflect on the
artistic and social implications of these developments.