Take a European cinematic journey with Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) this year as it hosts the CIFF Film Club: European Shorts Season from April to September.
CIFF is delighted to welcome audiences in person for a diverse and exciting programme of short films from different European countries, comprising films nominated for the European Film Awards (EFA) and programmes curated by its accredited partner festivals from the EFA Short Film Award network (of which CIFF is a member). CIFF’s European Shorts Season will take place on the last Tuesday of each month with partner The Gate Cinema, Cork City.
CIFF Film Club: European Shorts Season – April through September
Throughout the European Shorts Season, which runs until September at The Gate Cinema, filmgoers can travel the length and breadth of Europe from the comfort of their seats through invited programmes guest-curated by international film festivals. Forthcoming programmes in the season include:
- April Programme (26th April) – Diverse shorts nominated for European Film Awards.
- May Programme (31st May) – A delightful selection of Greek short films from Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece.
- June Programme (28th June) – International Short Film Festival of Cyprus selected short films.
- July Programme (26th July) – A collection of great short films from Krakow Film Festival, Poland.
- August Programme (30th August) – An immersive picking of films from Film Festival Cologne, Germany.
- September Programme (27th September) – The season will conclude in September with a sequel programme of shorts nominated for European Film Awards, selected by CIFF programmers.
Post Film Club Discussions at the Franciscan Well Bar
As part of CIFF’s monthly Film Club, audiences are invited to join the CIFF team for some convivial and enlightening discussions about European film and more at the Franciscan Well Bar on the North Mall, Cork City following each screening. Film Club-goers can relax over a drink in the legendary vaulted pub and discuss the themes raised in each shorts programme along with members of the CIFF programming team who will also share their thoughts and updates about forthcoming events. A special 2-For-1 Cocktail deal is available on presentation of your Film Club e-ticket.
CIFF Film Club: European Shorts Season Tickets
- Standard Tickets €11 (Concessions/Students €9.50)
- Festival Friends may avail of concession price tickets
CIFF Film Club: European Shorts Season – September Programme
A selection of short films from several European nations, nominated for the European Film Awards (EFA), make up the sixth and final programme of the CIFF Film Club: European Shorts Season.
Join us at 6pm on Tuesday, 27th September, in The Gate Cinema, Cork City and discover creative and distinctive short films such as a story following a young transgender woman and her group of friends experiencing a rave and life around them in Dustin (by Naïla Guiguet); a unique and beautifully animated quest of two bored teenagers in Easter Eggs (by Nicolas Keppens); the difficulty development of a long-term friendship and growing up in Marlon Brando (by Vincent Tilanus); a story of facing and uncovering the past of one’s life in My Uncle Tudor (by Olga Lucovnicova); and an innovatively observative animation about the absurdity of our healthcare system in Push This Button if You Begin to Panic (by Gabriel Böhmer). Read on below for more information about the programme and to book tickets now.
The European Film Awards (EFA) have been presented annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy to recognise excellence in European cinematic achievements, through 26 different categories.
The creation of the European Film Academy was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards ceremony held in November 1988. The European Film Academy was founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. The European Film Academy seeks to support and connect it’s now 4,400 members (including Cork International Film Festival) and celebrates and promotes their work. Its aims are to share knowledge and to educate audiences of all ages about European cinema. Positioning itself as a leading organisation and facilitating crucial debates within the industry, the Academy strives to unite everyone who loves European cinema, culminating annually in the Month of European Film and the European Film Awards, and by launching the European Film Club in fall 2023.
6pm, Tuesday, 27th September 2022
Directed by Naïla Guiguet
In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one to 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender woman and her crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.
(France (French) 2020 | 20’ | Fiction)
Directed by Nicolas Keppens
In a small town, word goes around that Mister Ping’s exotic birds are on the loose. Two bored teenagers go on a quest to find them. During their adventure, they find that escaping daily life isn’t quite the same as escaping each other. Easter Eggs is a short animated film about finding extraordinary things in ordinary places.
(Belgium/France/Netherlands (Dutch) 2021 | 15’ | Animation)
Directed by Vincent Tilanus
In the last weeks of being high school students, Cas and Naomi, both out of the closet, prefer to spend their days together. As “brother and sister” of other parents, they experience a security and love that they cannot find elsewhere. But when their future plans seem to drive them apart, their relationship will be put at risk and the affectionate Cas must dare to be alone.
(Netherlands (Dutch) 2020 | 19’ | Fiction)
My Uncle Tudor
Directed by Olga Lucovnicova
After 20 years of silence, the filmmaker travels back to the house of her great-grandparents, where she passed through harmful events that left a deep imprint on her memory forever. The long-awaited family gathering runs counter to her attempts to overcome the past.
(Belgium/Portugal/Hungary/Moldova (Romanian/Russian) 2020 | 20’ | Documentary)
Push This Button if You Begin to Panic
Directed by Gabriel Böhmer
Bartholomew Whisper went to the doctor today. There he met administrators keen on experimental surgery, and lonely MRI machines. At least the growing hole in his head was becoming quite beautiful.
(United Kingdom (English) 2020 | 13’ | Animation)