Record num­ber of en­tries in sixth IndieCork Film Fes­ti­val

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Sean O’Rior­dan

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.

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