As we soak up the last days of summer sun, the CIFF team is busy finalising this year’s Festival programme. Having received almost 4,500 film submissions in 2023, we can’t wait to present an ambitious and exciting programme for our expanded 68th edition this November. Make sure to save the date for Wednesday, 11th October when we will officially launch our CIFF2023 programme.
In the meantime, catch up on news and opportunities this month: CIFF2023 Festival Friend packages are now on sale; we celebrate Oíche Chultúir/Culture Night on 22nd September; we are recruiting for Festival seasonal roles; and IGNITE Year Four applications are open. Full details below.
BECOME A FESTIVAL FRIEND
The expanded and exciting CIFF2023 is just around the corner and, as a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our patrons alongside public funding investment to support us in developing and delivering our diverse and ambitious artistic and outreach programmes.
As a Festival Friend, you can enjoy an array of benefits to enrich your experience at this year’s Festival, including complimentary tickets, discounts, and exclusive events, while playing a pivotal role in supporting Ireland’s first and largest film festival by enabling us to help thousands of young people (over 7,000 to date) through our unique film and mental health outreach programmes among many other initiatives.
Images by Jed Niezgoda: 67th CIFF 2022.
IRISH LANGUAGE SHORTS + Q&A WITH CIFF OÍCHE CHULTÚIR/CULTURE NIGHT 2023
We are proud to present a special online programme celebrating the Irish language on film with two shorts selected from our 67th Festival edition followed by a filmmaker Q&A for this year’s Oíche Chultúir/Culture Night on Friday, 22nd September. Book your free ticket now to enjoy:
Tar Anseo’, directed by Zoe Ní Riordáin. When Carmen turns up on Micaela’s doorstep, 8-months pregnant and seeking refuge, Micaela has no choice but to take her in. (Special Mention – Grand Prix Irish Short Award, CIFF2022)
‘Bean Feasa’, directed by Daniel Butler. Tthe sceptical daughter of a traditional healer has her certainties challenged when she encounters one of ‘the Good People’.
Tá an-áthas orainn na gearrscannáin seo a chur i láthair a cheiliúrann an Ghaeilge. Is ceiliúradh tábhachtach é Oíche Cultúir ar na healaíona agus ar chruthaitheacht in Éirinn agus táimid bródúil as a bheith mar chuid de arís i mbliana.
Ar fáil chun féachaint saor in aisce ar líne ó 5in go 10in Dé hAoine, 22 Meán Fómhair. Le tacaíocht ó An tOireachtas.
Available to watch for free online from 5pm to 10pm on Friday, 22nd September. Supported by An tOireachtas.
SEASONAL ROLE OPPORTUNITIES
CIFF, one of Cork’s most significant and popular annual cultural events, will return with our 68th edition from 9th to 26th November.
We are now recruiting for seasonal roles across box office and venue management. Join our team and help to deliver our most successful Festival yet.
Image by Jed Niezgoda: 67th CIFF 2022.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YEAR FOUR OF IGNITE
Are you an Irish or Northern Irish documentary filmmaker embarking on your first or second non-fiction feature film? Submit your project now to IGNITE, a bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging Irish and Northern Irish documentary filmmakers, a joint initiative of CIFF and Docs Ireland.
Closing date for applications: Friday, September 29th 2023 5pm.
The IGNITE Documentary Talent Development programme is supported by TG4, Arts Council Ireland, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Arts & Business NI and Screen Skill Net.
We are delighted to announce that CIFF is a finalist in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2023 in the ‘Best Digital Marketing Team‘ category.
These awards, which will be announced on 6th October, provide a platform for Cork businesses to showcase their recent digital successes and achievements. It is an opportunity to be recognised for the digital, social and online work carried out by organisations in our local digital community.
Women in Film and Television Ireland is partnering with Screen Ireland to conduct a comprehensive survey focused on the prevalence of harmful behaviors within the Irish screen industries.
Take the survey here.
Survey Deadline: 10th September, 2023.