Categories For Entry
Entries are invited in the following categories: Feature Films Documentaries (Documentaries must be Irish Premieres.) Short Films We welcome all forms of film production – animation, experimental, student work, digital work, etc.
Conditions For Entry
The following screening formats are eligible for inclusion: Beta SP (PAL only), Digibeta, DV, MiniD, DV-cam. Films should not have been previously screened in Ireland – in cinemas or on television. Films should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary. To be eligible for the short film competitions, films must have been completed since July 1st 2011 and be 30 minutes or less in duration.
Non-English Language Films
Un-subtitled preview copies of non-English language films must be accompanied by an English-language dialogue list. To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English-subtitled screening copy available.
How To Send Your Film
a) Entries should be submitted on DVD for pre-selection.
Entry Deadline: International Entries: Friday July 19th, 2013
Submissions Fee is €20. Submissions must be accompanied by a either a cheque/bank draft for €20 or proof of payment through our online system. Your entry is not complete until you have submitted payment.
Please note that we cannot acknowledge receipt of entries and we do not return preview tapes/discs.
If selected, prints must arrive at the festival by [date to be announced] or, by prior arrangement, prints may be delivered by hand by the filmmaker. Please mark the aspect ratio of the film clearly on the can / box of your screening copy. The cost of shipping prints to the festival must be met by the sender. The festival will pay for one-way return shipping of prints only. All prints will be returned during the week following the close of the festival. By prior arrangement, prints can be forwarded to another festival immediately after Cork. We do not pay screening fees for films submitted to the festival.
All prints will be insured for the period that they are in the festival’s possession. In the case of loss or damage during this period, the festival is only responsible for the replacement value of the print. Only prints in perfect condition for projection will be accepted under these conditions.
A full list of selected films will be available on Cork Film Festival’s website from [date to be announced] .
Using extracts of the film for promotion
The entrant agrees that up to three minutes of their film may be used by Cork Film Festival in promotional activities including screening a clip on television and on the festival’s website.
Acceptance of these regulations implies that you will abide by them in your dealings with the festival and also that you are legally entitled to submit this film for consideration. You are also obliged to deliver a screening copy of the film to the festival office by the required date, should the film be selected.
Triskel Arts Centre
Founded in 1978 the Triskel Arts Centre is devoted to the promotion of music, literature and the visual arts. Boasting a fantastic programme of concerts and exhibitions in its city centre location the Triskel is an absolute must see gallery for any lover of the arts.
Located in Fitzgerald’s Park the Cork Museum houses a collection of some of the memories of Cork’s commercial, political, historical, ancient history, old glass, coins and general local memorabilia. It also hosts a Michael Collins exhibition and items relating to Thomas MacCurtain and Terence McSweeney, two martyred Lord Mayors of Cork.
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
An award winning building, the Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational building that promotes the creation, research and exploration of the visual arts. Pop into the gallery shop for a browse or relax and enjoy a bite to eat in the riverside restaurant.
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Located in the heart of the city centre the former Custom House of Cork provides a home to a vast collection Irish art from the 18th century onwards.
Cork Butter Museum
For a unique cultural experience visit the Cork Butter Museum. Located in the historic Shandon area of Cork city this museum celebrates the success story that is the Irish butter trade exploring the central role of the dairy trade in Ireland and it’s journey through history leading up to the modern success of the Kerrygold brand.
The Firkin Crane is a focal point for dance in Ireland aiming to present the work of professional and emerging as well as local, national and international dance artists.
Cork Civic Trust
Founded in 1989, Cork Civic Trust is a non-profit making voluntary organization, dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our architectural heritage and environment. Located on North Main St in the city’s centre it hosts many diverse exhibitions throughout the year.
Cork City Gaol
This Cork heritage centre is renowned for its wax figures. Step back in time to see what 19th / early 20th Century life was like in Cork – inside and outside the prison walls. Amazingly lifelike wax figures, furnished cells, sound effects and fascinating exhibitions.
The Official Festival Restaurant
Luigi Malones, close to the festival offices, is where we eat ourselves. With friendly and efficient staff, comfortable surroundings and excellent food, this Bistro-style restaurant is conveniently located opposite Cork Opera House.
On-line bookings are available.
Book your table at luigimalones.com or Tel: (021) 450 9000.
This is the website for Failte Ireland and provides comprehensive advice for visitors to Ireland regarding accommodation, where to go and things to see.
A Guide to Cork City and County
A detailed website which lists useful information on all the best accommodation and restaurants as well as a comprehensive listing of cultural events and gigs in the city.
Cork City Tourism guide with details on all accommodations with online reservations, Visitor Attractions, Cork City Walking Tours, Events and Festivals, Restaurants and Pubs, make this guide a Must Visit.
Georgina Campbell’s Ireland
Well-known independent guide with detailed recommendations for places to eat, drink and stay.
Another comprehensive source for independent recommendations – accommodation, restaurants and bars.
Cork City Council’s visitor website
Maps of Cork City and County
Cork Film Festival is one of Ireland’s premier cultural events. 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.