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Thank you for supporting our blended Festival, we hope you had a wonderful experience. We would be delighted to hear your feedback which will help us plan for the next year's Festival. Please complete our Audience Feedback Survey and tell us what you thought. We're delighted to partner with our friends at The Montenotte Hotel who have sponsored an extra special prize for our CIFF Audience Survey:⁠ win dinner for two guests at the Panorama Bistro at The Montenotte Hotel and enjoy the nightly movie in the Cameo Cinema on that evening. We'll also add in a CIFF Festival Friend membership for 2022 too! ⁠ Take the survey and enter the competition now. Closing date for entry is Friday 3rd December 2021.⁠

That's a Wrap on CIFF2021!

The 66th Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) wrapped up on Sunday 21st November following the presentation of a world-class programme, featuring in-cinema screenings from Friday 5th to Friday 12th November, followed by a nine-day digital programme available nationwide on from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st November. Our ambitious programme showcased 85 features, including 4 world premieres, alongside 131 Irish and international shorts, and a series of industry and special events.

CIFF2021 Award Winners Announced

For 66 years, Cork International Film Festival has celebrated excellence in filmmaking, championing new and emerging voices, as well as established filmmakers, through its prestigious awards. Three of our awards – the Grand Prix Irish Short, the Grand Prix International Short and the Grand Prix Documentary Short – are Academy Award®-qualifying, ensuring that the winners in Cork will be automatically long-listed for the Oscars®. We were delighted to also announce this year's Audience Awards winners: 'Lyra' directed by Alison Millar (Features) and 'Seanie Barron: Only in Askeaton' directed by Michael Holly (Shorts). Find out the full list of CIFF2021 winners here.
View 66th Cork International Film Festival 2021 schedule.


Cork International Film Festival’s mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a carefully curated selection of the best films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world.

CIFF is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, and will run for 17 days, 5th – 21st November 2021, in Cork City, County and online via our Festival Digital Platform. The full programme and tickets will be available here and via the myCIFF app from Thursday 14th October.

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Our mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a curated selection of the best and latest films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world.

If you share our passion, pride and a sense of community, want to be part of making a real impact for film in Ireland, and like what we’re offering, then why not sign up today?

Donate to Cork International Film Festival and support our outreach and education programmes

Cork International Film Festival is a non-profit organisation presenting and promoting the art of film through our annual Festival and a Year-Round programme of events – in person and online.

Thank you to all our patrons who have kindly donated to our education and outreach programmes. In 2020, your generosity helped us to support the wellbeing of 4,000 young people through our film and mental health programme, Intinn.

If you are able to, please help us to continue this work in 2021 and beyond, by making a donation today. Thank you.

Free online programme for TY students extended

We are delighted to announce that our digital youth film and mental health programme, Intinn, has been extended until Friday, 26th November.Intinn is our free online programme that offers Transition Year students the opportunity to explore mental health, personal well-being and strategies of resilience through film, Q&As with filmmakers and a well-being workshop led by Dr. Johnny Goodwin, mental health lecturer at UCC’s School of Nursing & Midwifery. For booking/enquiries please contact: schools@corkfilmfest.orgProudly supported by ESB Energy for Generations Fund

Explore our history in the CIFF Digital Archive

Proudly presented in association with Founding Archive Partner University College Cork.

Cork International Film Festival’s unique archive, a treasure trove of precious materials tracking the history of modern film and Cork, amassed over 65 years, has been developed in partnership with the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. A unique snapshot of modern film history and the history of Cork’s development, the archive is available to view online at containing photographs, programme covers and posters from previous Festival editions over the last 65 years.

The launch of the digitised archive in September 2020 mounts a public call-out for further contributions of items and oral histories. Members of the public are invited to share your stories, photographs and Festival memorabilia with the archiving team by completing the contact form here.

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