Summer is here and preparations for the 68th CIFF are well underway. Later this month, our programmers will be attending the 76th Festival de Cannes, viewing and selecting the latest and best films to bring to Cork so you can see them first at our Festival.
Filmmakers, our Regular Deadline for submissions to CIFF2023 is fast approaching (Friday 19th May). Next Tuesday is Europe Day and, to celebrate, the 2022 EUNIC Short Shorts from Europe programme will be available to watch for free in person and online. We are also delighted to share that CIFF has been awarded the Investors in Diversity Bronze Award and that several films that premiered at CIFF2022 have been nominated for this year’s IFTAs.
Finally, don’t forget to rate the LUX Audience Award short-listed films and be part of the biggest audience award in the world.
For more details on these and other industry news, read on below.
CIFF is a world-renowned film festival that celebrates and champions filmmakers by providing unique access to a globally attended cultural event in November and 11 prestigious awards, three of which are Academy Award® qualifying. See here for more information or submit your films now via the online submission platform FilmFreeway.
Images by Jed Niezgoda: 67th CIFF 2022.
This unmissable collection features European short films from ten EUNIC Ireland members, ranging from action, comedy, animation, and drama, including Snooze by Adam Collins, presented by CIFF.
Book now to attend the in-person event at Alliance Française Dublin, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 9th May at 6.30pm or book here to watch the films online from 6.30pm on Tuesday 9th May to 6.30pm, Friday 12th May 2023.
Bronze is the first of the three stages in the Investors in Diversity EDI Mark, providing organisations with a framework to put in place a strong foundation to embed EDI into wider organisational systems. CIFF is now focused on achieving its Silver Award.
CIFF2022 FILMS NOMINATED FOR IFTAS
As a Festival dedicated to showcasing the latest and best Irish and international films, we are thrilled to see so many filmmakers and artists who premiered their work at the 67th CIFF being recognised by the IFTAs, which take place on Sunday, 7th May.
Frank Berry’s powerful feature Aisha, the Opening Gala of the 67th CIFF, has been nominated for several IFTAs, including Best Film; Director – Film; Script – Film; Best International Actress – Film for Letitia Wright; and Best International Actor – Film for Josh O’Connor, among other categories.
Additionally, films that premiered at CIFF2022 have been nominated for various awards, including Lead Actor – Film for Paul Mescal (Aftersun); Lead Actress – Film for Alisha Weir (Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical) and Seána Kerslake (Ballywalter); Live Action Short Film for Call Me Mommy and Lamb; George Morrison Feature Documentary for The Ghost of Richard Harris; Editing forNocebo; and Original Music for Nothing Compares by Irene Buckley and Linda Buckley, the score composers of our special Cine Concert events A Trip to the Moon in 2022 and Metropolis in 2021.
Best of luck to all nominees.
RATE THE LUX AUDIENCE AWARD FILMS
We were delighted to partner with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland to present the five films shortlisted for the 2023 LUX Audience Award to packed cinema houses at our free LUX Audience Award Weekend (24th-26th March), with the support of The Gate Cinema.
Rating for these fantastic films is open until Monday 12th June 2023 and we invite you to become a part of the largest audience award in the world by rating the films via a simple LUX Audience Award star rating, available here or on corkfilmfest.org.
Screen Ireland’s Minding Creative Minds Programme
Earlier this year, Screen Ireland launched their Minding Creative Minds campaign which was to raise awareness of the service to the screen industry.
After two successful campaigns covering career advice and mental health support, Screen Ireland has launched their third edition covering financial and legal advice.
Arts Council Authored Works and Reel Art: Applications Now Open
Calling all film artists… The Arts Council’s Authored Works Fund provides creative and editorial freedom to produce a feature-length, authored cultural film work from a strong artistic point of view.
Reel Art provides film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition.
Deadline (for both): 5.30pm, Thursday 8th June 2023.