FIRST TAKE / DOC DAY LIVE / DOC DAY ONLINE
First Take is a training and development platform for newly established film professionals, film and media students and the wider film industry, which comprises case studies, presentations and panel discussions. Its intention is to promote fresh thinking amongst emerging and working filmmakers, inspiring them to be proactive in creating and promoting their own film work. The event takes place on Thursday 16th November, 12pm – 4pm in St. Peter’s Cork. Tickets: €15.
This year’s event will include collaborations with Screen Greening, an important new sustainability initiative for the Irish film industry, as well as the National Talent Academies, with whom there will be a discussion on diversity and inclusion in the Irish screen sector.
There will also be a profile of Irish Short Filmmakers appearing in this year’s programme and a special career interview with filmmaker Paul Duane, whose new feature film All You Need Is Death screens at this year’s Festival. A networking reception co-supported by National Talent Academies will conclude the event at 4pm.
DOC DAY LIVE
Cork International Film Festival continues to develop its focus on high-quality Irish and international documentary cinema with Doc Day, connecting emerging and established non-fiction filmmakers with industry professionals and the wider documentary sector, with the objective of helping to inform, inspire and develop opportunities within the global documentary landscape. The live event will take place on Friday 24th November, 12pm – 5pm, St. Peter’s Cork. Tickets: €20 / €15.
Doc Day 2023 will focus on artist filmmakers and their work in the non-fiction space, include a conversation on personal documentary filmmaking with the director, producer and editor of My Friend Lanre (screening in the CIFF2023 documentary selection), and a case study of leading Irish doc production house, Venom Films. The event will conclude with a keynote conversation with Ella Glendining, director of this year’s Documentary Gala Is There Anybody Out There? A networking reception, co-supported by Creative Europe Media Desk Ireland from 5pm to 6.30pm, will conclude the event and will be followed by the Documentary Gala, Is There Anybody Out There? at 8pm at the Triskel.
DOC DAY ONLINE: 24 NOV – 31 DEC | FREE OF CHARGE
In addition to the in-person offering for Doc Day 2023, the Festival will host a series of online sessions complimenting this year’s nonfiction programme and encompassing in-depth filmmaker conversations and case studies. Visit corkfilmfest.org/industry for further details and to book.
Cork International Film Festival Industry Days are presented in partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland
Supported by Coimisiún na Meán
IGNITE – DOCS
IGNITE – Docs is a bilingual talent development programme led by Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland and directed towards emerging Irish and Northern Irish documentary filmmakers embarking on their first or second non-fiction feature film.
A joint initiative of Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland, Belfast, supported by TG4, the Arts Council of Ireland, Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Screen Skillnet, Northern Ireland Screen, and Arts & Business NI.
The 68th Cork International Film Festival runs until Sunday 26th of November, 2023. For more information and to view the full programme, and to stay up to date with the latest news and programme announcements, visit corkfilmfest.org.
About Cork International Film Festival
Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival and celebrates its 68th anniversary edition in November 2023. The Festival is proudly supported by Principal Funder the Arts Council, along with Cork City Council, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Creative Europe MEDIA, Coimisiún na Meán, Cork County Council, Culture Ireland, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, Future Planet, Ford, Murphy’s and UCC. Media Partners are RTÉ Supporting the Arts and Irish Examiner. Cork International Film Festival is a member of the Cultural Cinema Partnership which includes the Irish Film Institute, Galway Film Fleadh, Dublin International Film Festival and access>CINEMA.
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