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2018 Cork Film Festival Open For Submissions
09 Jan 2018 :
The 63rd Cork Film Festival will take place from 9th -18th November 2018 and is now open for submissions.

The festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival, showcasing over 200 Irish and International feature films, documentaries and shorts. In addition to the festival, there will be a number of events for the film industry.

Cork Film Festival is accredited by the following Awards Academies:

  • Academy Awards®: winners of the Grand Prix Irish Short and the winner of the Grand Prix International Short categories qualify for the long list of the Academy Awards® for the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category
  • BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television): filmmakers whose British shorts are selected for competition in the Festival’s Grand Prix International Short competition may enter their films for BAFTA consideration
  • European Academy Awards: Cork Film Festival submits a short film nomination to the European Short Film Awards

In competition, Cork Film Festival makes the following awards:

  • Grand Prix Irish Short Award, with the winner eligible for the long list of the Academy Awards® for the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category
  • Grand Prix International Short Award, with the winner eligible for the long list of the Academy Awards® for the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category
  • Gradam Spiorad na Féile / Spirit of the Festival Award, championing feature filmmakers who push boundaries and take risks – bold ideas, well told
  • Gradam na Féile do Scannáin Faisnéise / Award for Cinematic Documentary
  • Best Cork Short Award, with films chosen eligible to compete also for the Grand Prix Irish Short award
  • Documentary Short Award, with films chosen eligible to compete also for one of the Grand Prix Short awards
  • European Film Awards, nomination of a short film

Out of competition, the Festival makes the following awards:

  • Audience Award for feature films, the shortlist nominated by the Festival’s programmers
  • Cork Film Festival Youth Jury Award, in partnership with University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, and St John’s College

The deadline for Early Bird submissions is 16th March 2018– Eary Bird entry fees are at a discounted rate of €10 for Cork Shorts, €15 for Shorts and €25 For Features and Documentary Features. After the Early Bird Deadline, the fee will increase to the Regular price of €20 for Cork Shorts, €25 for Shorts and €25 for Features and Documentary Features. The Regular deadline for submissions is 4th May 2018.

Filmmakers who cannot make either the Early Bird or Regular Deadline may submit until June 29th for an increased fee.

Further information and the link to submit via FilmFreeway can be found here: https://corkfilmfest.org/submissions/




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