9 Nov 2023

Cork International Film Festival marks 68 years of movie magic

The 2023 Cork International Film Festival will showcase global stars, local talent and panel discussion at an event first held in 1955.  The long running celebration of cinema will enjoy a bumper calendar of events as it contributes again to the culture in Cork.

The opening night gala will see the red carpet rolled out for a screening of Poor Things in The Cork Opera House, while Irish acting sensation Paul Mescal will celebrate the international Gala of his latest All Of Us Strangers feature.

In addition to exciting international features, the festival is famed for its identification and inclusion of moving cinematic pieces. Excitment is building this year for Ken Wardrop’s So this is Christmas, which examines the lives of 5 young Irish people from rural backgrounds. While director Patrick Hough & writer Owen Corrigan’s Whale Fall examines the fall out for two Irish women of discovering the unexplained remains of a whale carcus in a remote Irish peat bog.

Venues for screenings and events can be found right across the city and county, including Cork City, Ballincollig, Bantry, Midleton, Mallow and Youghal.

Learn more and see the full calendar of events at – Cork International Film Festival – Cork International Film Festival (corkfilmfest.org)

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