Cork International Film Festival Programme

Saturday 12th, 4.30pm
The Regal Cinema

Cork International Film Festival, Ireland’s first and largest film festival, has selected a curated programme of shorts from its 2021 programme. These films provide inspiration and new perspectives for our festival attendees. CIFF will also present an award to a film from the First Cut! open call.

What a joy it is to return to the cinema. Even during lockdown, filmmakers continued to tell stories, and now they can be shared and experienced on a large screen, and in comfort and safety. Most of the films in this programme are student works, and encompass drama, documentary and animation. I am loath to single out any, but I must draw attention to three films made by students of IADT/ The National Film School. We were so impressed by Ian Fallon’s diary film, Last Letter, which screened last year at First Cut! that we gave it an award. So we are so pleased to screen his light-hearted follow up here. We presented Reuben Harvey’s L’Argomento in last year’s programme and we are overjoyed with his suspenseful and hilarious new film. And we are also honoured to screen Josh O’Caoimh and Mikai Geronimo’s stunning animation, which premiered in glamorous Venice! Anything is possible!” – Don O’Mahony, Senior Programmer, Cork International Film Festival

Shots For Monday Morning (Emily Power, Eliot Burke, Geraldine Boyle, Lucie Krieger, Ciara O’Donnell, Robert Dyson, Damon Walsh, Aisling O’Connell)
Faitíos (The First Fear) (Martha Fitzgerald)
Morning Beat (Ian Fallon)
As Easy As Riding A Bike (Ronan Burke)
Fall Of The Ibis King (Josh O’Caoimh, Mikai Geronimo)
FLASH_THUNDER93 (Reuben Harvey)

A panel discussion will follow the screening with Ian Fallon, Ronan Burke and Reuben Harvey and moderated by Don O’Mahony.