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Cork International Film Festival’s mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a carefully curated selection of the best films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world.
We welcome submissions of features and shorts, and all forms of film production – fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc – and we recognise filmmakers’ achievements through our 12 Awards, three of which are Academy Award® qualifying.
Submissions to our 69th Festival (7th-17th November 2024) are now open.
Discover film, reimagine the world.
Cork International Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema. CIFF’s mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a carefully curated selection of the best films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world.
The 69th edition will take place Thursday 7th – Sunday 17th November 2024.
In order to present our annual Festival, offer a year-round programme of events, support and promote local and national talent, and enable our Intinn film and mental health programme to reach over 2,000 young people a year, we need support.
Your donation, no matter what the size, makes a huge difference.
With your help we will continue to discover film and reimagine the world. Thank you for your support.
“Film festivals matter. Their purpose is to introduce new and unexpected work to each successive generation of filmgoers. Every 15 to 20 years cinema needs to find ‘new voices’, ones that speak to and illuminate the experience of a new generation of cinemagoers. And that voice needs not just to be discovered but encouraged and supported, ” Oscar®-winning film producer, educator and CIFF Patron Lord David Puttnam.
Lord Puttnam spent 30 years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone, and Local Hero. He is the Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012 that delivers audio-visual seminars to students all over the world.
Proudly presented in association with Founding Archive Partner University College Cork.
Cork International Film Festival’s unique archive, a treasure trove of precious materials tracking the history of modern film and Cork, amassed over 68 years, has been developed in partnership with the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. A unique snapshot of modern film history and the history of Cork’s development, the archive is available to view online at corkfilmfest.ucc.ie containing photographs, programme covers and posters from previous Festival editions over the last 68 years.