Cork Film Festival
|Corona Cork Film Festival|
The Cork Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Cork City, Ireland. It was established in 1956 and has grown to be an internationally recognised festival, particularly in the area of short films.
Cork Film Festival is one of the oldest European Festivals, celebrating its 55th edition in November 2010. Established in 1956, the festival has enjoyed a steady growth in scale.
In 2007 the festival was retitled Corona Cork Film Festival until 2012 when funding was withdrawn.
The programme is a wide-ranging mix of big budget pictures, world cinema, independent films, documentaries and short films from all over the globe. The festival is a major showcase for Irish film production. Established in 1956, the festival has enjoyed a steady growth in scale, in numbers of admissions and guests, in reputation and in media coverage. The festival has developed an ever-increasing audience of general public, film lovers and filmmakers.
Mick Hannigan was the festival director and C.E.O. for almost thirty years until March 2013. Úna Feely was the festival's creative programmer until March 2013. Seán Kelly is the festival Manager.
- Best International Short Film
- Cork Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards
- Best Irish Short Film
- Claire Lynch Award for Best First-Time Irish Director of a short film
- "Made in Cork" Award for Best Short Film
- Audience Award for Best International short Film
- "Award of the Festival" for Best Short Film
- Outlook Award for Best LGBT Short Film