Cork Film Festival
Mrs. Fiona Clark
Mr. Michael Hayden
Year of Foundation 1956
Event Date from 09 November 2018 till 18 November 2018
in Cork, Ireland
Sections Short Film Competition, Documentary Panorama, New Irish Cinema, Tributes, UnReel (young audiences), Outlook Program (Gay/Lesbian), International Feature FilmsCategory 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 since July 1st 2013 and be 30 minutes or less in duration / feature films: 60min or longer in duration.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Registration Deadline Late Deadline: 29 June 2018
Fees feature and documentary feature (60 USD), shorts (40 USD)
Attendance Figures 23,000
Participants of the Film Industry about 350 Irish (predominantly), UK and European distributors, sales agents and exhibitors
Prizes/Awards Grand Prix International short (Academy Awards® qualifying); Spirit of the Festival Award (Best feature length film), Award for Cinematic Documentary, Best International Documentary short, Creative Director´s Award (Best feature film), Youth Jury Award, Audience Award.
NOSFERATU (NOSFERATU – EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS) by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof (CH/DE, zero one film)
STYX by Wolfgang Fischer (DE/AT, Schiwago Film)
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (UK/DE)
THE SATANIC THICKET – TWO (DAS SATANISCHE DICKICHT – ZWEI) by Willy Hans (HFBK Hamburg)
WISHING WELL (WUNSCHBRUNNEN) by Sylvia Schedelbauer
Number of Films Shown 239 films with 120 filmmaker guests
Media Coverage primarily Irish media and UK/Europe and USA coverageSpecific 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.