Selected International Film Festivals

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival
Emmet House
Emmet Place
phone +353-21-4 27 17 11
fax +353-21-4 27 59 45

Festival Producer
Mrs. Fiona Clark

Program Director
Mr. Michael Hayden

Year of Foundation 1956

Event Date from 05 November 2020 till 15 November 2020

Event Date

in Cork, Ireland

Sections Short Film Competition, Documentary Panorama, New Irish Cinema, Tributes, UnReel (young audiences), Outlook Program (Gay/Lesbian), International Feature Films

Category Short, Feature, Documentary, Student Film

Terms of Entry No prior screening in Ireland, there is no limit on the length of features and documentaries. To be eligible for the short film competitions, films must have been completed after 1 July 2019 and be 35 minutes or less in duration / feature films: 36min or longer in duration.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Early: 08.03.2020
Regular: 03.05.2020
Late: 05.07.2020

Fees Features 45 USD/55 USD/70 USD; International Shorts 25USD/ 35 USD/45 USD; Cork Shorts 15 USD/25 USD/35 USD; Irish Shorts 20 USD/ 30 USD/ 40 USD

Attendance Figures 20,000

Participants of the Film Industry about 350 Irish (predominantly), UK and European distributors, sales agents and exhibitors

Prizes/Awards In competition:
Grand Prix (Irish Short Award, International Short Award, Documentary Short Award )
Spirit of the Festival Award
Award for Cinematic Documentary
Best Director Irish Short
Best Cork Short Award
Out of Competition:
Audience Award
Cork International Film Festival Youth Jury Award

German Films


Ciné Concert: THE GOLEM (DER GOLEM, WIE ER IN DIE WELT KAM) by Paul Wegener (PAGU), music accompaniment by Stephen Horne

THE CAVE by Feras Fayyad (DK/DE, Filmproduktion)

SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)

International Shorts
DÜRRENWAID 8 by Ines Christine Geißer, Kirsten Carina Geißer
LAKE OF HAPPINESS by Aliaksei Paluyan (DE/BY)
MUSTERERKENNTNIS by Thorsten Fleisch
RIAFN by Hannes Lang
THE DIVINE WAY by Ilaria Di Carlo
TUTORIAL by Dennis Todorovic

A HIDDEN LIFE by Terrence Malick (DE/US, Studio Babelsberg)
ORAY by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (filmfaust Filmproduktion, Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
THE GOLDEN GLOVE (DER GOLDENE HANDSCHUH) by Fatih Akin (DE/FR, bombero international, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)
THE ORPHANAGE by Shahrbanoo Sadat (DK/DE/LU/FR/AF, Adomeit Film)
THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu (RO/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)

School Screenings
A JAR FULL OF LIFE (VIELMACHGLAS) by Florian Ross (Pantaleon Films)
THIS CRAZY HEART (DIESES BESCHEUERTE HERZ) by Marc Rothemund (Constantin Film Produktion)

Number of Films Shown over 300 films

Media Coverage primarily Irish media and UK/Europe and USA coverage

Specific Characteristics The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation Ireland's premier film festival. Cork is a showcase for the Irish film industry with a comprehensive program of New Irish Cinema, ranging from students' works to premieres of the latest features. Cork is especially committed to supporting the short film. Each year they screen over 100 contemporary shorts. Cork is only competitive for shorts and prizes are awarded to the directors of the best international, European and Irish short films, among other categories in their short film competitions.

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