Cork Film Festival January Newsletter

Submissions Open for 63rd Cork Film Festival
9th -18th November 2018

Submissions are now open via FilmFreeway. Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and submit by 16th March. Our awards for Grand Prix Irish Short and Grand Prix International Short are ACADEMY AWARD® qualifying, ensuring that the winners in Cork automatically join the Oscars long list.
Further details here: & Best of Luck!

Award Season Irish Winners and Nominees

Awards season kicked off last week with the 75th Golden Globes, which saw Martin McDonagh (Best Screenplay, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Saoirse Ronan (Best Actress, Ladybird) take home awards.

McDonagh and Ronan’s successful run continues with next month’s Baftas which again sees them nominated for Best Director and Leading Actress, respectively. Find the full list of Irish talent nominated here.

Anyone hoping for Irish Oscar glory this year will have to wait until January 23 when this year’s Nominations Announcement will take place.

Closer to home, The Irish Film and Television Awards will take place on 15 February. Alongside a plethora of nominated Irish filmakers and acting talent, we’re delighted to see Cork FIlm Festival 2017 favourites Michael Inside and Song of Granite (both up for Best Feature Film), with Frank Berry (nominated in the Director and Scriptwriter categories for Michael Inside), Dafhyd Flynn (Actor in a Leading Role- Film), and ‘No Stone Unturned‘ directed by Alex Gibney (George Morrison Feature Documentary). We wish all the nominees the best of luck!

Cork Film Festival Films on Release

Catch up on films from the Festival, as these titles go on general release in 2018:

Downsizing – 24 January 2018
Loveless – 09 February 2018
Dark River – 23 February 2018
A Fantastic Woman – 02 March 2018
The Square – 16 March 2018

RTÉ Player – Festival by the Fire!

Don’t forget, you can still view four of the 2017 Cork Film Festival ‘Best of Fest‘ Irish shorts featured on the RTÉ Player here thanks to our Principal Media Partner, RTÉ Supporting the Arts. So light the fire, make the tea, grab some popcorn and settle in for an evening of fine Irish film.

Sell Out Screening of ‘Loving Vincent’

Spotlight on Mental Health awareness with First Fortnight

Thank You to everyone who attended the sold out screening of ‘Loving Vincent‘ directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman at the Triskel Christchurch last week as part of the First Fortnight Festival. First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. Keep an eye out for further events in our ‘Illuminate‘ series of film and discussion events, presented in association with Arts + Minds and the HSE Cork Mental Health Service.

Buy Cork Film Festival GIFT Vouchers Online

Early Bird Vouchers Available

Stuck for a birthday/Anniversary/Good Luck gift? For film lovers a Cork Film Festival Voucher should do the trick! Redeemable against any 2018 Cork Film Festival screenings, we have vouchers ranging from €25 – €290 to suit all budgets. Find them here on our ticketing website