The Cork Film Festival runs 7-16 November in 2014.
Its log line is ‘Films. Music. Ideas’. As well as playing a rich selection of the best of contemporary world cinema, it has a lively and varied music on film programme, and a timely event series which uses films to explore some of the burning issues of our time.
The Festival operates out of the Cork Opera House, the Triskel Christchurch, and the Gate Cinema. In 2013 there were just over 100 events: 80 feature film presentations of which 25 are documentaries; 20 Shorts@CFF events powered by new sponsor Vimeo; and ten Special Events. Both the feature film and Shorts@CFF programmes were a mixture of invited (best of Festivals, work known to the Fest, catch up on films released but which have not played Cork, and previews) and submitted films.
Shorts@CFF was a separate sub-Fest and was a mixture of themed presentations of shorts; programmes of shorts competing for CorkShorts (€500 prize), Grand Prix International (€1,000) and Irish (€1,500); a retrospectives of filmmaker Chris Shepherd; opening and closing parties and a Festival Club in the Triskel presented by Vitaphonic; and a series of learning events. The Festival saw the first presentation in Ireland of Emerge, a three hour conference exploring the intersection of technology and film.