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Cork Film Festival Friends Exclusive Preview of Black '47
Cork Film Festival Friends enjoyed an exclusive preview screening of Ireland's latest and most successful film Black ‘47  on Monday 3rd September in The Gate Cinema Cork, ahead of its nationwide release on Wednesday 5th September. Director Lance Daly joined Cork Film Festival Senior Programmer Don O' Mahony for an insightful post-screening Q&A. 
Pictured Left to Right: Festival CEO/Producer, Fiona Clark, Writer/Actor Peadar Cox, Black '47 Director Lance Daly, Writer/Director Peter Foott and Actress Hilary Rose (The Young Offenders) pictured at the preview screening of Black ‘47, Monday 3rd September, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street, Cork.

Black ‘47 is an epic Famine revenge thriller staring James Frecheville, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan and Moe Dunford and has had the highest grossing opening for an Irish film in Ireland since Brooklyn in 2015, taking in €444k during its opening weekend.

Culture Night/Oíche Chultúir 2018:
Cork Film Festival Screening of Idir Dhá Shruth

Cork Film Festival presents a free screening of Idir Dhá Shruth (Between Two Streams), a documentary film about writer Frank O’Connor with introduction by Don O' Mahony, Cork Film Festival Senior Programmer, as part of Cork City's biggest ever Culture Night on Friday 21st September.  

Scannán faisnéise faoin scríbhneoir Frank O’Connor. Insíonn an file Liam Ó Muirthile, nach maireann, scéal O’Connor agus áitíonn sé nach féidir glór O’Connor i mBéarla a thuiscint, gan tuiscint go raibh a ghlór fréamhaithe sa Ghaeilge. Celebrated as one of the masters of the short story, Frank O'Connor was also an important translator of classical Irish poetry. In Idir Dhá Shruth, the late Cork poet and writer Liam O'Muirthile tells O'Connor's forgotten story, arguing that you cannot understand O'Connor's voice in English without understanding his natural writing voice, which is rooted in the Irish language.

Tacaithe ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta. Supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

6.30pm- 7.30pm, Friday 21st September, in The Gate Cinema, North Main Street, Cork. Tickets are free but limited so pre booking is advised:
The Festival Circuit - Irish Films at
BFI London Film Festival

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival kicks off next month on 10th October and will feature four features and two shorts from some of the best in Irish filmmaking talent. Yorgos Lanthimos’ highly-anticipated The Favourite will show as a gala event and the Festival will also include John Butler’s third feature, comedy-drama Papi Chulo, Dave Tynan’s feature debut Dublin Oldschool based on the award-winning play of the same name and Paddy Breathnach’s new film tackling homelessness, Rosie, the screenplay for which was penned by renowned author Roddy Doyle.

Tom Speers’ Boy Saint, which won the shorts award for Best Cinematography at the Galway Film Fleadh, and Katie Dolan’s short Catcalls will also screen at London Film Festival.

Opportunities for Filmmakers

#EUandME Young Film Makers Competition 

#EUandME: Young Filmmakers Award is a fantastic opportunity available to all European filmmakers living in the EU aged 18-35. Five winners will each be mentored by a top European director and receive a grant of €7,500 to create their short.

Submissions Deadline: 31st October.
Visit for more information.

Authored Works and Reel Art Awards

The Arts Council is introducing a new film initiative, Authored Works, as part of its new film policy, to support the making of artist-led authored films for cinema exhibition. In addition, the Arts Council’s long-running arts documentary award, Reel Art, sees an increase in its budget. Prospective applicants for both of these awards are invited to attend an information session in Cork with representatives from the Arts Council on Monday 17th September at 1pm in Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork.

Register your interest for the Cork Clinic:
Awards Application deadline: Thursday 11th October 2018
Further Award Details and Application Guidelines

Munster's First All-in-one Post Production Studio

Half-Light Post- Production Studio is now providing premium picture edit and colour grade facilities, in addition to the existing audio post production studio in Cork's Marina Commercial Park. Find out more about Half- Light's new facilities

Cork Film Festival Partner with Cork Cine Club to Present Crystal Swan (Khrustal)

Cork Film Festival is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cork Cine Club to present Crystal Swan (Khrustal) in The Gate Cinema Cork on Thursday 15th November. This energetic debut from Belarusian Director Darya Zhuk is about young Veyla living in post-Soviet 1997 Minsk. She dreams of moving to America to become a DJ, but her wanderlust is derailed by a typo in a forged U.S. visa application, forcing her to a backwater village where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.

Tickets for Crystal Swan (Khrustal) will be available on from the 16th of October, Cork Film Festival Programme Launch. Cork Cine Club's 19th Season of screenings commences on the 27th of September. 
For more information, visit
Become a Friend of Cork Film Festival 2018
Cork Film Festival Friend and Double Friend packages allow you to avail of the entire 2018 Festival programme of standard screenings, as well as a range of benefits and exclusive Festival access opportunities. Thanks to our valued Friends of the 62nd edition of Cork Film Festival 2017 who completed our recent survey to help us ensure that the 2018 Friends packages continue to deliver a great value experience for our most dedicated Festival-goers.

We’re delighted to announce that, based on their feedback and insights, Cork Film Festival has launched refreshed Friends and Double Friends packages for 2018, which retain all of the benefits which our Festival Friends enjoy the most, with added new benefits to enhance your Festival experience. Visit our website to f
ind out more about our new Friends benefits and become a Cork Film Festival Friend. 
Visit Cork in November for a Feast of Films!

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

Visit Cork 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, we promise 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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