For over 60 years Cork 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 automatically join the longlist for the Oscars®.

We have not currently announced the awards for this year. Please come back later! Below lists the winners from 2019

Cork Film Festival Youth Jury Award - Winner

The Cave
Director - Feras Fayyad

Cork Film Festival Candidate For The European Film Awards 2020 - Winner

Things That Happen In The Bathroom
Director - Edward Hancox

Best of Cork Short Award - Winner

Presented By: Red FM
Director - Olivia J Middleton

Best Director: Irish Short - Winner

Supported by Screen Directors Guild Ireland
Michael-David McKernan

Audience Award - Winner

Presented By: The River Lee
The Last Right
Writer and director - Aoife Crehan

'And Then We Danced' - Levan Akin
'The Cave' - Tom Waller
'JoJo Rabbit' - Taika Waititi
'The Lighthouse' - Robert Eggers
'The Nightingale' - Jennifer Kent
'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire' - Céline Sciamma
'To Live To Sing' - Johnny Ma

Gradam na Féile do Scannáin Faisnéise - Winner

(Award for Cinematic Documentary)
The Cave
Director - Feras Fayyad

'143 Sahara Street' - Hassen Ferhani
'Collective' - Alexander Nanau
'In Our Paradise' - Claudia Marschal
'Lost Lives' - Dermot Lavery, Michael Hewitt
'Mother' - Kristof Bilsen
'Scheme Birds' - Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin
'Tiny Souls' - Dina Naser

Gradam Spiorad na Féile - Winner

(Spirit of the Festival Award)
Presented By: The Gate Cinema
Director - Carlo-Mirabella Davis

The August Virgin' - Jonás Trueba
'Atlantis' - Valentyn Vasyanovych
'Knives and Skin' - Jennifer Reeder
'Land of Ashes' - Sofía Quirís Úbeda
'The Painted Bird' - Václav Marhoul
'Tito' - Grace Glowicki
'The Unknown Saint' - Alaa Eddine Aljem

Grand Prix International Short Award - Winner

Academy Award® Qualifying Category
Director - Christopher Andrews

Grand Prix Irish Short Award - Winner

Academy Award® Qualifying Category
Presented By: RTÉ
Cíunas (Silence)
Director - Tristan Heanue

Grand Prix Documentary Short Award - Winner

Academy Award® Qualifying Category
Horse Riders
Director - Anna Gawlita