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Only one more sleep until the 63rd Cork Film Festival begins! The best of Irish and international features, documentaries, shorts and more, presented across 10 dazzling days in Cork. With more than 240 films to choose from, there is something for everyone. Read on for our Opening Night line-up and Opening Weekend Highlights.
STOP PRESS: Two chances to see Float Like a Butterfly
A limited number of extra tickets have just been released for our Opening Night Gala, the European premiere of Float like a ButterflyTaking place tomorrow evening, Friday November 9th (Doors: 7pm) in The Everyman, this award-winning Irish film will be attended by a host of cast and crew including writer and director Carmel Winters.

An inspirational coming-of-age story about an Irish girl from the Travelling community and the pursuit of her dream to be a boxer, Float Like a Butterfly won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize for the Discovery programme at the Toronto International Film Festival last month.
We're delighted that writer and director Carmel Winters will be joining us for a Q+A session after the second screening of Float Like a Butterfly this Saturday, November 10th at 15.45pm in The Everyman.
Limited availability for both screenings - book now to avoid disappointment.
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A Late Night Fix for Music Lovers: Lords of Chaos 

Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, and based on the nonfiction book of the same name, Lords of Chaos hurls us into black metal year zero with the formation of the legendary band Mayhem and its opportunistic founder Øystein ‘Euronymous’ Aarseth (Rory Culkin). His mission: to sell music via any exploitative means. When his new friend Varg Vickernes (Emory Cohen) starts to believe his rhetoric, things quickly spiral into a burning, bloody climax.

Book Now: Fri  9th Nov, 22.30, Triskel

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Family Fun at Cork Film Festival's
Opening Weekend
The Tower (Tarnet)
11-year-old Wardi is a Palestinian refugee living with her family in Beirut. She learns about her family’s history through stories told by three generations of refugees. Filled with moments of bittersweet humour and shreds of hope, The Tower is a beautiful animated film that tells a personal story of the Middle Eastern crisis in an accessible manner that both children and adults will take to their hearts.
Book Now: Sat Nov 10th, 16:15, Gate

Tito and the Birds
10-year-old Tito lives with his mother and loves making machines, just like his scientist dad who invented a device to help pigeons communicate. When an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared, Tito and brave sidekick Sarah set out to find a cure, with help from their pigeon pals and their beautiful birdsong.
Find out more - play the game on the app here.

Book Now: Sat Nov 10th, 14.15, Gate

More Family Films
On Your Mind: Trauma is a Time Machine

As part of our unique mental health film programme Illuminate, Cork Film Festival presents Trauma is a Time Machine. This debut feature by Angelica Zollo takes on the challenging subject matter of rape within a relationship and the subsequent journey of it's main character Helen (Augie Duke) as she struggles to come to terms with her ordeal. The incident throws up painful memories from her past and Helen has to confront her anger and self-destructive instincts in order to get through her trauma and liberate herself. A frank, fearless exploration of the emotional consequences of sexual abuse and a timely and impactful statement from an auspicious filmmaker on the rise.

This special screening of Trauma is a Time Machine, as part of the Illuminate series on mental health, will be followed by an 'in conversation' with director Angelica Zollo on the issues raised in the film. 
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How to Book Tickets
  • Book Online:
  • Call: +353 (0) 21 4271711 (Booking fee applies to telephone sales) Open 10am - 5pm Daily. 
  • In Person: Drop into Cork Film Festival Box Office, open daily from 10am - 5pm at the entrance to The English Market, Market Buildings, Grand Parade  Kindly supported by Cork City Council.
Visit Cork in November for a Feast of Films!

63rd Cork Film Festival - 9th-18th November 2018

Visit Cork, named most culturally vibrant city in Europe by the EU, and explore our historic city, the gateway to Ireland's Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Voted one of the top 20 European festivals to visit in 2017 by, Cork Film Festival promises you a feast of films in Ireland's cultural capital, so why not make a weekend of it? Direct flights to Cork from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon and many more - take a city break and discover Ireland's cultural gem.

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