Another Video from Cork, I’m just gonna keep making these till someone tells me to stop!

Learning a lot in the process..

Signatures & Reality Bites Deadlines Announced

ifblogo07-fWANTED: Short Film Scripts for the SIGNATURES and REALITY BITES Schemes

The deadlines for the Irish Film Board’s flagship short film scheme SIGNATURES and the short documentary scheme REALITY BITES have been announced. Applications will now be accepted until Friday, July 17th for Signature applications while Reality Bites applications will be accepted until Friday, August 7th.

SIGNATURES is a short film scheme for the making of live-action, fiction films that act as a proving-ground for Irish creative talents which aims to encourage strong, original storytelling, visual flair, and production values appropriate to the big screen.

The first round of Signatures shorts premiered last year at the Cork Film Festival and included Rory Bresnihan’s The Man Inside which won The Best European Short Film at the European Independent Film Festival earlier this year.

The scheme is an opportunity for producers, directors and writers to work in a professional environment that will allow them to further their experience.

REALITY BITES aims to encourage experimentation and a fresh approach to short non-fiction filmmaking. We are looking for something new in the use of the documentary form, whether the projects are journalistic or creative, observational or aesthetic, objective or personal.

The successful short films will premiere at the Corona Cork Film Festival next year.

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):

Rock with your Cork out DVD goes on Sale!

dvd-rock-caseRock with your Cork out, the feature length documentary about the Cork Rock Scene goes on sale today at Plugd Records.

Price: €15

The southern enclave of Ireland has long had the reputation for rebelliousness and when it comes to music we hate to disappoint. This happy band of rockers dedicate themselves to music with scant regard for trends, haircuts or market demographics. Despite tough times they’ve managed to create a scene where there is now a thirst for live music, an audience for diversity and, in a world where it’s all been done before, a fierce desire to hear something new, something real.

ROCK WITH YOUR CORK OUT includes live gig
footage and interviews with the people who make the scene happen including Stanley Super 800, Snowman, Exit the Street, Anacrusis, Hope is Noise, Fred, Neon Flea Circus, The Frank and Walters, Fight Like Apes and many more.

This film is a must for anyone with an interest in New Irish Music or indeed any musician with hopes of being heard. This is the story of facing insurmountable odds and doing it anyway.
For those of you about to Rock…
We Salute You!

Seán Le Sleán


Seán Le Sleán, the award winning documentary (Tuam 2008) on traditional turf cutting, by our very own Seán Breathnach, is to be shown at the Seachtain Na Gaeilge film fest – which is being shown in venues both nationwide, in London and New York.

Seán Le Sleán tells the story of one of the last men to perform the art of Turf cutting. It demonstrates an art that is truly almost lost forever. What was once a field covered with men digging for turf has become a place of silence and solitude.

The full venue listings can be found here: