Hey Lovelies, 

As one film festival sadly comes to a close, another one begins, in the form of the 60th Cork Film Festival lovelies, which will be marking a huge anniversary this year, as it marks its diamond event! 

Starting on the 6th and finishing on the 15th of November, the event will be celebrating a number of aspects and welcoming four new venues to its event. As well as keeping within its traditions, of celebrating home-grown talent, as the Festival will screen over 50 Irish Short Films, special events with directors including Claire Byrne and Peadar King, plus for the first time ever the winners of the Grand Prix Irish and, the winner of the Grand Prix International, will automatically be entered into the Oscars longlist for consideration.

Opening with a screening of ‘Steve Jobs’, the festival will show hit films such as Hugh O’Connor’s ‘Children And Animals’, ‘Chocolat’, Gordy Hoffman’s Short Film ‘Dog Bowl’, ‘Home Grown: New Shorts From Cork’, ‘11 Minutes’, ‘Strangerland’, ‘What’s Going On: Taste Live At The Isle Of Wright Festival 1970’, ‘Frozen’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Fiddlesticks’, ‘The Legend Of Longwood’, ‘Illuminate’, ‘Ideas’, ‘Hand Gestures’, ‘Triskel Lates’, ‘Hello, Americans’ And ‘Carol’.

Speaking about the event, Cork Film Festival Creative Director James Mullighan said “The Festival may be 60, but this is a year of firsts. There will be four new venues for the Festival: the Everyman Theatre, St Luke’s Church, the Pavilion and the Ballymaloe Grainstore. The eagerly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender will have its Irish premiere at the Festival. While for the first time in Cork, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will perform the live score to David Lean’s romantic masterpiece, Brief Encounter, on the Cork Opera House stage.”

While, Chairman Denis McSweeney said “On the eve of this landmark anniversary, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the dedicated and innovative Festival staff, the loyal festival goers and critics who have ensured the Festival continues to push the boundaries with films, music and ideas.”

Who’s excited for this film festival lovelies? I AM!

But I am also very excited about this BAFTA news as it has been announced that Ben Smith or Doc Brown as some may know him as will be hosting the British Academy Children’s Awards, which will be returning for its 20th year at the Roundhouse in London on the 22nd November.

Look out for all the nominees in the Film, TV and Game categories very soon lovelies! 

Blog Soon, 
Joey X

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