Call for Entry

68th Cork International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmakers, the Cork International Film Festival (Ireland) is accepting films until July 14, 2023.

About the festival:
Cork International Film Festival’s mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a carefully curated selection of the best films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world.

Cork International Film Festival is rightly positioned and valued at the forefront of Ireland’s film culture. By curating and presenting a programme of exceptional films, our vision is for a film festival recognised and respected around the world for its record of launching and nurturing the careers of the filmmakers of tomorrow. We celebrate award-winning films alongside emerging talent, providing a unique festival experience in Ireland, delivering a depth of engagement for audiences through the medium of film in all its diverse forms, and the opportunity to see these films first in Cork.

Cork International Film Festival is accredited by the following Awards Academies:
Academy Awards®: winners of the Grand Prix Irish Short, Grand Prix International Short and Grand Prix Documentary Short categories qualify for the long list of the Academy Awards® for the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film and Documentary Short categories.
BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television): filmmakers whose British shorts are selected for competition in the Festival’s Grand Prix International Short competition may enter their films for BAFTA consideration
BIFA (British Independent Film Awards): filmmakers whose British shorts are selected for competition in the Festival’s Grand Prix International Short competition may enter their films for BIFA consideration.
European Academy Awards: Cork International Film Festival submits a short film nomination to the European Short Film Awards.

Eligibility (International Films):
– The festival accepts feature films (over 30 minutes) and short films (below 30 minutes) from all genres (narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental). Promotional films (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.)⁣⁣ and music videos are not eligible.
– Films must have been produced after July 1, 2022.
– All films require Irish Premiere (Country Premiere).
– Films that are available to purchase are NOT eligible; this includes DVD/Blu-ray/VOD formats.
– Films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in Ireland will NOT be considered.
– ms should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary.
Submission Fees and Deadlines:

Notification Date: September 22, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://www.corkfilmfest.org/submissions/

To submit to the festival please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/CorkFilmFestival

We remind readers that the 68th Cork International Film Festival will take place from November 9 – 19, 2023 in Cork, Ireland.

To see other Calls please follow the next link: “Call For Entries”.

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