FESTIVAL DIRECTOR & CEO
Welcome to the 68th edition of Cork International Film Festival, we are excited to share the programme with you. This year, we offer you an extended Festival over 18 days, in 14 venues across Cork City, suburbs and county, as well as online. Alongside much-anticipated award-winning films in Gala presentations, there are many original new voices represented, both local and global, telling stories that provide fresh perspectives, challenge and inspire, delight and entertain.
We want your Festival to be welcoming to all; whether you choose a film in the cinema, embark on our Cork Film Trail,join a Q&A discussion after a screening, or try out one of our festive culinary cinema events, there are many ways to enjoy the magic of cinematic storytelling, during the Festival and year-round.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
From the shortest of shorts to the finest of features, from facts- oriented documentaries to the wildest of fantasies, from close and far… we are both happy and proud to bring to Cork and Ireland, for a remarkable 68th time – the best and most important films that were made (not only) in the past year. We are equally delighted to bring to you for the first time our Best New Irish Feature competition.
We hope you will feel the same joy we had in selecting the films when you look through these pages and spot films and events that spark your curiosity, and fill you with festive expectations. Thank you for joining us this November.