Small Nuggets of News

Well , Few things ye may be interested in , Short and sweet

1 Corks very own state of the art Drive in movie theatre !! YaY . Anyone wanna go see Pulp Fiction on the 18th ? check out their website


The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) in partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (IFB) are delighted to present UNTITLED: a unique comedy screenwriting competition where writers can win €12,000 towards the development of their film.

follow the link for the full scoop

Corona Cork Film Festival 2010

Well, Sean actually checking in on the Blog , Wonders will never cease . Last Night I Got to have a look at the Made in Cork Shorts programme 1 . There was high Quality stuff there and it was amazing to see them hold up on a screen bigger than the Kino ( RIP ) but the Gat proved to be an enjoyable venue to have it in . I loved the Sound design in Particular in Kettle , as well as the Acting performance from Casey , ( in that and in Heart too ) I was interested in the Cinematography in SilentGirl , although Mrs W didn’t care for the film . Cheaters was a solid first short with humor ( Ickle Marie had fun doin that one I’d say )

Anyway I’m mad for making Films again , having seen what everyones been up to over the last year or so that I’ve been busy !!See ye all around this week !!

Rock with Your Cork Out @ CIT Arts week !!

Rock with your Cork out! logoOn the 24th of March The Short (27min) version of Rock with your Cork Out will be screened in the Rory Gallagher theatre in CIT as part of the events that evening kicking off at 6pm


For bands and musicians in Cork, we have a special screening of this acclaimed documentary, followed by a music industry discussion with some of the leading names in the business.

Presented by CIT Music Society supported by ArtsFest.

Special guests will include:

Donal Gallagher : Strange Music

Maurice Byrne : Sony BMG

Ashley Keating : The Frank and Walters

book tickets here (free):

IFB Short Shorts Deadline Announced


The Irish Film Board have announced the call for submissions for the next round of the Short Shorts scheme with a new deadline of Friday, May 8th, 2009. Successful short films will premiere at the Cork Film Festival in November.

Short Shorts funds up to seven, 3-5 minute films and aims to encourage the making of ultra short films. The scheme was modified last year so that the films have to conform to a particular genre each year.

The theme for this years short films, whether live action or animated is ‘Films with No Dialogue’. Not specifically meaning silent films, films where the soundtrack can contain anything except audible dialogue such as the Mr. Bean television series is a good example of this type of genre. By packaging the shorts together under this specific genre, this will allow the IFB to market the Short Shorts more effectively internationally.

Some recent shorts to be funded by the scheme include Declan Cassidy’s ‘Whatever Turns You On’ which picked up the Best Film awards at the Florence Film Festival in Italy and Filmstock Film Festival in Britain last November; ‘Atlantic’ directed by Conor Ferguson and starring Liam Cunningham which was released in cinemas nationwide in front of the feature film ‘32A’, a

nd the short horror film ‘Shapes’ by Alan Brennan, which was officially selected for the renowned Palm Springs International Film Festival 2008.

more info here

Cork Film Festival 2009 Dates announced

logobannerThe Corona Cork Film Festival announces new dates for its 2009 event, moving two weeks from it’s traditional slot to November 1st to 8th 2009.

International entries deadline is June 26th 2009
Irish entries deadline is July 31st 2009

Festival Director Mick Hannigan, making the announcement 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.”

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