IndieCork Festival announced the line up for the forthcoming festival at Cork Airport today.
Today at Cork Airport, IndieCork Festival announced the international line up in the forthcoming festival taking place in Cork from October 9-16..
Now in its fourth year, IndieCork is a festival of independent film and music and very much dedicated to all the emerging and upcoming talent in short film, music, performance, documentary and all types of filmmaking from around the world. The festival will showcase films from Germany, England, Austria, France and South Korea amongst other destinations.
IndieCork is the biggest festival in Ireland for short film and this year’s international line-up of films will see many of the featured filmmakers visit Cork and to experience the festival at firsthand.
Taking place at the Gate Cinema, this year IndieCork is also introducing a new venue, the Blacknight Festival Centre, also known as the Kino Cinema. IndieCork attracted investment from Blacknight Solutions, the Irish independent web hosting company, and the new centre means that IndieCork will have a base for all its networking and ancillary activities during the festival week.
“We are delighted to announce the international films at this year’s festival,” commented Festival Chairperson, Úna Feely. “IndieCork is all about nurturing upcoming talent, and in the past four years, we have seen the value of a festival such as IndieCork.
“Of course this year is special, with the addition of the Blacknight Festival Centre – we can offer more opportunities to filmmakers and the public alike to come and experience the full flavour of the festival with a dedicated space.”
She added: “Over the festival week, we are looking forward to all the international guests arriving, all of whom will arrive through Cork Airport. Having this gateway to the south makes the trip possible. It keeps everyone on the map and is important in a business sense so that all Cork businesses can thrive and have that lifeline of accessibility.”
Mick Hannigan, Co-Director of IndieCork, commented: “We’re thrilled that our opening night film, Dead Along The Way, is already sold out two weeks before the festival. There is so much to see and do at the festival of course, though, so we hope to see people take a chance, join us at the Gate Cinema or Blacknight Festival Centre and enjoy the buzz of this year’s IndieCork.”
Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport praised the great work the festival organisers have done to promote the city and county. “It’s great to see the passion and enthusiasm of those behind IndieCork. It is a great festival and has building an international reputation for quality film, music and performance. We are delighted to host the launch of the international line-up here at Cork Airport and look forward to welcoming visitors from many of the countries represented by the festival’s films, which are also destinations we’re proud to serve.”