Record number of entries in sixth IndieCork Film Festival
A record number of entries will feature in the sixth IndieCork Festival of independent film and music, commencing on Sunday next.
Running until October 14, the festival has grown year on year, emerging as an important showcase for independent film and music.
The line-up will include a number Irish premieres of many new international features including opening night film, which won the Best Feature Film award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the closing night’s warm-hearted Italian feature,
Dalí club (the old Pavilion cinema) in the heart of the city centre, will be the location for the Blacknight Festival Centre, the venue for music events, socialising, workshops, talks and screenings. Each year Blacknight sponsors this important facet of the festival.
Budding filmmakers will be invited to take part in a series of masterclasses from feature director Rebecca Daly
and music video director, Brendan Canty
Organisers will be introducing an award for the Best Emerging Female Irish Director, in the light of the gender imbalance of only 15% of Irish films submitted being directed by women.
“We’re very pleased with the richness of this year’s programme across all sections. I’m particularly excited to present new creative Irish documentaries which I believe represent a new trend in Irish filmmaking,” festival co-director Mick Hannigan said.
“We feel it’s the strongest year yet for our world features, and of course, there’s great excitement among the Cork filmmaking community to see their work screened at the Gate Cinema.”
Music programmer Tony Langlois said the line-up features a mix of musical styles and influences, with each night having a different flavour.
IndieCork co-director Mick Hannigan, chairperson Eileen Hogan, music programmer Tomny Langlois, and co-director Una Feely at the launch of IndieCork Film Festival 2018.