Podcast Interview with Anna Kopecká: In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh chats to Anna Kopecká, Director of Programming at the Cork International Film Festival (8 – 15 November 2020). The festival runs online this year and Anna gives us an inside look into Ireland’s oldest film festival, explains the challenges this year’s festival faced and previews the Irish films on offer this year.

Take a look at the 65th Cork International Film Festival 2020 programme (8 – 15 November)

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About the Festival

Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s largest and first film festival and one of Cork’s most significant and popular annual cultural events. The 65th Edition takes place online from the 8th – 15th November 2020.

Cork International Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running annually for eight days in November. Award-winning films from the international film festival circuit, new discoveries and cinema classics are selected by our experienced curatorial team, to be premiered online via the Festival Digital Platform, available to viewers nationwide

The Festival presents nine awards, including Gradam Spiorad na Féile / Spirit of the Festival Award, (presented by The Gate Cinema), Gradam na Féile do Scannáin Faisnéise / Award for Cinematic Documentary, and the Audience Award. Its awards for Grand Prix Irish Short (presented by RTÉ), Grand Prix International Short and Grand Prix Documentary Short Award are Academy Award® qualifying, ensuring that the winners in Cork automatically join the Oscars’ longlist.

The Festival is proudly supported by principal funder the Arts Council, along with Cork City Council, Screen Ireland, Creative Europe MEDIA, Cork County Council, Screen Skills Ireland, Creative Ireland, Rethink Ireland and ESB Energy for Generations Fund. Principal Media Partner is RTÉ and Media Partners are the Irish Examiner and Red FM.

The Festival is led by Fiona Clark, Festival Director and CEO and Anna Kopecká, Director of Programming,  reporting to the Board.


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