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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 68th edition will take place Thursday 9th – Sunday 19th November 2023.
In October 2022, Cork International Film Festival was delighted to announced Lord David Puttnam as its Patron.
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.
Submissions for the 68th Cork International Film Festival are now open.
Ireland’s first and largest film festival welcomes submissions of features and shorts, and all forms of film production from fiction to documentary, animation to experimental and more. We look for interesting new voices and work that pushes boundaries and takes risks and champion and celebrate emerging talent and excellence in filmmaking throughout our programme.
Filmmakers: Our regular deadline is fast approaching – submit your film by Friday 19th May.
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Our mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a curated selection of the best and latest films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world.
If you share our passion, pride and a sense of community, want to be part of making a real impact for film in Ireland, and like what we’re offering, then why not sign up today?
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 4,000 young people a year, we need support.
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With your help we will continue to discover film and reimagine the world. Thank you for your support.
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 67 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 67 years.