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Published on November 1st, 2009 | by Niamh


Corona Cork Film Festival

Cork Film FestivalThe 54th Corona Cork Film Festival is kicking off today 1 November in Cork for 7 days, ending next Sunday 8 November. In venues such as the Cork Opera House, Gate Cinema and Kino Cinema, this festival looks like it will have something for everyone with a huge variety of galas, features, shorts and documentaries to be enjoyed.

There are a huge number of elements to this festival, here’s a quick look at them:

Documentaries: in all, 33 documentaries will be shown over the week on subjects as diverse as Eddie Macken, the horse rider (Eddie Macken: True Legend) and ‘a searing indictment of the Coca Cola empire in ‘The Coca Cola Case’.

From 'The Coca-Cola Case' by German Gutierrez & Carmen Garcia

From 'The Coca-Cola Case' by German Gutierrez & Carmen Garcia

Made In Cork Short Films: a series of sixteen short films made in Cork, shown over two nights Monday 2 November and Tuesday 3 November in the Kino Cinema.

From 'Eddie Macken-True Legend' by Damon Winters

From 'Eddie Macken-True Legend' by Damon Winters

Irish Shorts: a collection of 32 Irish made short films being shown over Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Cork Opera House and Kino Cinema.

Irish Film Board Shorts: two collections of shorts, one ‘Reality Bites‘ of short documentaries and non-fiction film-making, the other ‘Signatures‘ of live-action fiction pieces. Here’s a little taster of one of the pieces from ‘Signatures‘. Directed by Liam Galvin and called ‘Jericho’, it’s about a man recently widowed, unable to cope and suicidal until his imaginary childhood friends return to show him that the world is beautiful.

International Shorts: a series of 46 shorts to be shown over 7 afternoons (with a double showing on Thursday) in Kino Cinema.

Indian Focus: in association with the Enlighten Film  Company of Mumbai,  the Cork FIlm Festival present three programmes of award-winning Indian short films. The films showcase varying aspects of lifestyles, some unique to India, some universal.

From 'Printed Rainbow' by Gitanjali Rao

From 'Printed Rainbow' by Gitanjali Rao

EuroCineMed-New Cinema: a selection of new features, documentaries and shorts from a programme focusing on new films from Mediterranean and Arab countries.

From 'Ajami' by Scandar Copti & Yaron Sahni

From 'Ajami' by Scandar Copti & Yaron Sahni

Outlook 2009: this is the nineteenth year of this festival of Irish and international gay filmmaking.

Humpday - Lynn Shelton

From 'Humpday' by Lynn Shelton

There is so much more going on at the film festival, showings, talks, master classes with world-renowned film makers, family programmes, awards. You should take a look at the entire programme on Corkfilmfest.org. You can book tickets on the film festival website, by calling 021-4271160 or by going to the Festival Box Office in the foyer of the Cork Opera House.

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One Response to Corona Cork Film Festival

  1. Thanks for posting this. I’ve got a film playing at the festival and I can’t make it to the screening (due to my sister-in-law’s wedding). Please post more about the festival so I can live it vicariously…!

    By the way, my movie– which I made with my wife, photographer Courtney Bent over a period of 10 years, is called SHOOTING BEAUTY. Here are a couple of brief videos– please feel free to post!



    Thanks again!!

    George Kachadorian

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