The 54th Corona Cork Film Festival has announced its new dates for the 2009 event, moving two weeks from its traditional slot to 1 – 8 November 2009.
On making the announcement, Festival Director Mick Hannigan, commented: “The September/October period of the global film festival calendar has become congested in recent years and vying for films about to be premiered in Locarno, Toronto and London has become increasingly difficult. Moving to November will allow us to programme with more freedom.”
“The Cork festival is committed to programming innovative and independent Irish and International cinema. We look forward to focusing on a true celebration of short films, documentaries and independent cinema in November. We believe the November dates will be attractive to both the national film community and to the festival’s large and loyal local audience.”
Submissions are now open for the festival with the International submissions deadline on June 26th 2009 and the Irish titles deadline on 31st July 2009. Entry forms are now available online at www.corkfilmfest.org