Line-Up for Industry Days at Cork Film Festival Announced

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Line-Up for Industry Days at Cork Film Festival Announced

Posted: 1st November 2018

The 63rd Cork Film Festival, which takes place from 9 – 18 November, will play host to a series of Industry Days which will provide invaluable opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers to connect. Through a series of events and panels, supported by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Screen Training Ireland, the Industry Days will also offer participants the chance to explore all aspects of the film industry.

First Take, Thursday 15 November
First Take is a training and development event aimed specifically at newly established film professionals, emerging filmmakers, and film and media students. Case studies and panel discussions will promote fresh thinking amongst attendees and to inspire them to be proactive in promoting their own film work. First Take is upported by Screen Training Ireland.

Doc Day, In Partnership with Screen Ireland, Friday 16 November
Cork Film Festival’s annual documentary-focused Industry Day, Doc Day is a major event that engages and connects Irish and international documentary filmmakers and industry leaders, it provides a vital platform to promote Irish documentary film and filmmaking talent. Doc Day is presented in partnership with Screen Ireland/Fís Éireann, with support from Screen Training Ireland. 

Focus: Filmmaker Forum,  Saturday 17th November
This new event compliments the Screen Ireland-supported Focus Shorts World Premiere programme at The Everyman. It will provide attending filmmakers with the opportunity to take part in informal networking  and a series of roundtable sessions, which will help guide participants through the process of developing their first feature; from development and financing, through production, festival strategy and distribution.

Participants will sign up to partake in five 20 minute sessions, where key Irish and international film sector professionals will take their questions and advise on the vital components of making the transition from short to feature filmmaking, and explore strategies to efficiently produce and exploit their film.