This year’s Cork Film Festival opens tonight, running across a number of venues in Cork between through to November 18th, beginning with Carmel Winters’ award-winning Float like a Butterfly, the story of an Irish girl from the Travelling community and her dream to become a boxer. Speaking recently at the festival launch, Director of Programming Michael Hayden referred to the festival programme as representative of many timely issues including those concerning the patriarchy, travelling community, LGBT issues along with those involving ‘refugees, environmentalism, revenge porn, online harassment and Donald Trump… and that’s just the comedy’. There is a focus on ‘films about filmmakers and films…
Bursting with genre-spanning documentaries, features, short film and special events, Cork Film Festival will transform Cork Opera House, Gate Cinema, Triskel Christchurch and Farmgate Cafe into a bustling, heady cinematic fête from November 6 to November 15. Officially Ireland’s oldest film festival and Cork’s flagship cultural happening, the festival will celebrate its grand 60th outing by playing hosting to a wonderfully rich and diverse selection of documentaries, contemporary world cinema, animated films, a talent development campus and categories focusing on music, mental health and food. Check out the official Cork Film Festival 2015 trailer and brochure below.