The Corona Cork Film Festival was first established in 1956 and is one of Ireland’s premier cultural events. Year-on-year the festival has seen continued growth and success, attracting more and more interest from locals and visitors.
This festival is well thought of locally, nationally and internationally, and has a growing audience following of culture and film enthusiasts, which includes many well known and budding filmmakers.
Taking place between 11th-18th November 2012 and now in its 57th year, the Corona Cork Film Festival is a major showcase for Irish film production and the festival programme of events this year is as broad, eclectic and international as ever with a fantastic mix of big budget films, world cinema, independent films, feature documentaries and short films.
Opening the festival this year on 11th November – The Great Flood shall be the Film Festival’s opening event. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, this film-music collaboration by Bill Morisson and Bill Frisell is inspired by the Mississippi River Flood of 1927. Showing at Cork Opera House at 8:30pm, this is the only Irish date of this special performance.
There is an abundance of fantastic restaurants and hotels in and around Cork, and many top attractions and beautiful surrounding scenery to be enjoyed, so visitors in Cork for the festival that are looking for other things to do on their Ireland Vacations will find plenty of things to do during breaks in film screenings.