|Short Film Symposium Cork, Ireland,
6th-8th of October 2005
Cork Film Festival has, since
its inception, been a champion of the short film. Though a
varied festival, with feature and documentary programmes,
the short film is at the heart of our work. We believe the
short form to be challenging, innovative and rewarding. However,
we also recognize that as an art form the short is unjustly
Therefore, to mark the festival's 50th
anniversary and also Cork's tenure as the 2005 European Capital
of Culture, we are hosting an international symposium on the
The Short Film Symposium is intended as
an intervention which will attempt to re-evaluate the short
film's position as a specific art form within the broader
context of cinema history.
The focus of the Symposium is the art
of the short film, its history and aesthetics.
Who is the Symposium for?
The Symposium is a three-day gathering of the international
short film community. It is for anyone working in the area
of the short film with an interest in the history and aesthetics
of the medium.
It is primarily aimed towards:
*Film Departments of National Film Agencies
*Film-studies academics and students
*Media students with similar concerns
It is our intention that the Symposium will be a valuable
platform for open discussion about a unique art form. It is
our hope that the bringing together of the international short
film community will allow for the collective development of
ideas which will have a bearing on the future of the short.
What is the content of the Symposium?
Symposium Timetable here>>
Where will it take place?
The Symposium will take place in Cork's newest luxury hotel,
the Clarion, situated in the heart of the city. Some elements
of the Symposium will take place in venues of local historic
interest adjacent to the Clarion but the main venue will be
the hotel itself. www.clarionhotelcorkcity.com The Clarion is positioned across the river from Cork's City
Hall www.corkcorp.ie/maps (map-D).
We believe that the Symposium will be a productive experience
for those who work in the short film arena. However we are
confident that we can promise a very enjoyable experience
also. In addition to the formal programme of talks, discussions
and presentations, there will be opportunities to experience
Irish music, literature and of course local food and drink.
Jacques Henry-Bezy, initiator of the Jameson Short Film Awards,
will welcome delegates to Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson
The Short Film Symposium is taking place within the context
of Cork being European Cultural Capital in 2005 and with the
financial support of Cork2005. Details of the Cork2005 programme
for October can be found at www.cork2005.ie