Film fes­ti­val puts spotlight on young au­di­ences

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A spe­cially-cu­rated Schools and Fam­ily Pro­gramme is in the spotlight for Cork Film Fes­ti­val 2017.

Com­menc­ing this Fri­day, for ten days, the fes­ti­val is packed with cin­ema events aimed at young au­di­ences.

It is part­ner­ing with the Ir­ish Film In­sti­tute Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment to present a trio of new films for younger au­di­ences and their fam­i­lies, all to be screened at the Gate Cin­ema.

They in­cludes Joel Sois­son’s charm­ing Thai drama Buf­falo Rider (Novem­ber 18, 2.15pm); along with Aus­tralian com­edy Red Dog: True Blue (Novem­ber 19, 2pm).

We’re Go­ing on a Bear Hunt, an adap­tion of the much-loved best­selling book by Michael Rosen, will also be screened on Novem­ber 18 at 11.30am, along with an in­ter­ac­tive read­ing of the book with lo­cal sto­ry­teller Deirdre Ryan.

The fes­ti­val will screen the 40th an­niver­sary re-re­lease of Steven Spiel­berg’s cult sci-fi clas­sic Close En­coun­ters of the Third Kind on Novem­ber 12 and there is a spe­cial event to mark Padding­ton 2 on Novem­ber 11 from 10am at the Gate Cin­ema.

This will in­clude an ad­ven­ture around the city in cel­e­bra­tion of the mar­malade­lov­ing bear which will be fol­lowed by a screen­ing at 11.30am.

Also, the 2017 pre­sen­ta­tion sees the in­tro­duc­tion of a new fam­ily ticket pass. Priced at €25, the fam­ily ticket pass pro­vides ad­di­tional value for fam­i­lies at­tend­ing the fes­ti­val. The ticket is valid for two adults and two chil­dren for any film within the fam­ily pro­gramme.

Mean­while, Fam­ily Friendly Shorts re­turn this year on Novem­ber 19, with the pro­gramme in­clud­ing nine shorts from five coun­tries – Ire­land, Ger­many, Rus­sia, USA, and Aus­tralia.

Cork Film Fes­ti­val’s schools’ pro­gramme, pre­sented in part­ner­ship with Ir­ish Film In­sti­tute Ed­u­ca­tion, runs from Novem­ber 12-16.

The seven hand-picked films in­clude the award-win­ning French drama Fanny’s J o u r n e y ( L e Vo y a g e d e Fanny); Ger­man 2016 com­e­dy­drama film Good­bye Ber­lin (Tschick); Span­ish drama The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro); and Academy Awards®nom­i­nated an­i­ma­tion My Life as a Cour­gette (Ma Vie de Cour­gette). Another Academy Awards®-nom­i­nated film, Brook­lyn, directed by John Crow­ley, will also be screened for Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents, along with Ir­ish roller derby d o c u m e n t a r y R e vo l u t i o n s , and Aus­tralian com­edy Emo the Mu­si­cal.

Cork Film Fes­ti­val pro­ducer and CEO Fiona Clark said: “We hope to en­cour­age the au­di­ences of the fu­ture through our young peo­ple’s pro­gram­ming.

“We want Cork Film Fes­ti­val to be in­clu­sive and ac­ces­si­ble, where ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of age or in­ter­ests, will find some­thing that will ex­cite, en­gage and en­ter­tain.”

The schools’ pro­gramme takes place at The Gate Cin­ema, the prin­ci­pal venue part­ner.

For full de­tails of all films and book­ings see cork­film­, call 021 4271711, or visit the Cork Film Fes­ti­val box of­fice at 119 Pa­trick Street, Cork.

For so­cial me­dia see – Face­book: @CorkFilmFes­ti­val Twit­ter: @Cork­Film­Fest In­sta­gram: @Cork­Film­Fest

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