Cork International Film Festival is thrilled to be shortlisted with its partners for the third year in a row at the Business to Arts Awards.
The Festival is shortlisted in two categories: ‘Best Small Sponsorship’ Supported by Kmend with our valued partner, Future Planet, and ‘Judges’ Special Recognition’ Award supported by Accenture Ireland with our esteemed partners Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, Future Planet and The Gate Cinema.
‘Best Small Sponsorship’ Supported by Kmend: CIFF and Future Planet:
Driven by the belief that everyone is good, Future Planet’s mission is to equip people and companies to do right by the planet and each other as they continue on their journey of commercial growth. Film is a powerful medium to tell stories and entertain, raise awareness of important issues, and promote debate and action.
CIFF and its Sustainability Partner, Future Planet have joined forces to improve climate literacy, encourage climate activism, and deliver positive impacts by engaging with audiences/stakeholders through film.
‘Judges’ Special Recognition’ Award supported by Accenture Ireland: CIFF and Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, Future Planet and The Gate Cinema:
The Festival has been shortlisted for this award for our portfolio of partnerships, recognising our innovative and creative collaborations with: BOI Begin Together Arts Fund for our Look@Me primary school filmmaking programme, successfully piloted in 2022 through this partnership; ESB EFG for our unique Intinn Youth Film and Mental Health Programme which has engaged over 7,000 Transition Year students since 2019; Future Planet, our Sustainability Partnership established in 2022, for our commitment to create positive impacts in our communities; and the Gate Cinema for our long standing strategic partnership to provide cultural and diverse cinema in Cork.
The Business to Arts Awards recognise businesses, philanthropists, artists, and arts organisations that develop compelling creative partnerships. This year’s shortlist represents a mix of innovative, new partnerships initiated as organisations emerged from the pandemic, as well as a clear intention to provide new pathways and opportunities for underrepresented artists and communities.
The Judging Panel featured representatives from Accenture, The Irish Times, Community Foundation Ireland, ESB, RTÉ, daa, Irish Life, the Arts Council, TileStyle, Kmend, and Children’s Books Ireland, and was chaired by Luke Reaper, Managing Director of Behaviours and Attitudes.
The 2023 Business to Arts Awards will take place on Tuesday, 12th September at the National Concert Hall.