Back for its 10th anniversary, IndieCork has officially begun.
IndieCork is Ireland’s premiere festival for independent film, and the largest festival for short film. The festival supports Irish and international filmmakers and in 2021, was awarded BAFTA status as a nominating festival in recognition of its importance to the world of short film. The in-person festival takes place in the Gate Cinema from the 2nd to the 9th of October, while the online version extends to the 16th of October.
Over the past two months we saw the brochures and posters with wonderful artwork by Cork artist, Craig Carry. You can pick up one of these brochures in the Gate Cinemas, and Cork libraries and coffee shops. The full Programme was later released with a list of what to expect each day and at each venue. A trailer for the festival was also posted with snippets of some of the films you can see during the festival.
The First Day
It all kicked off on the 2nd of October with ‘World Shorts 1’ which included six short films of varying themes. The first evening ended with the premier of ‘Vicky’ in The Gate Cinema. This inspiring film gave an insight into Vicky Phelan’s fight to expose the truth of what happened during the CervicalCheck cancer scandal, but also into her own personal fight to stay alive.
The event isn’t just for watching films and listening to music. There’s also awards up for grabs. The categories are Best Emerging Irish Female Director, Best Made In Cork Film, Best Irish Short Film, Best International Short Film, Louis Marcus Award for Best Documentary, IndieCork Music Award, and Best art(ist)FILM award. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the winners!
The Creators Programme
Another aspect of IndieCork that is unlike other music and film festivals is their Creators Programme. We took the opportunity to support this programme as we love the idea of helping current and future filmmakers as much as we can. There are different sessions and learning opportunities throughout the programme, but it also takes some time to focus on ‘Women Making Films and Curating Films by Women’.
How We Support IndieCork
We’ve loved sponsoring IndieCork as we want to support ambitious music and film makers and help them grow their careers as much as we can. Not only that but giving people of all backgrounds an opportunity to use their voice through such a diverse medium is an opportunity we do not want to miss.
This year, the Roundy serves as the Blacknight Festival Club adding to the music and the social mix necessary for a vibrant festival. There are so many activities taking place here from a live ‘Tank’ session to ‘CineCeoil’. Read the Programme line up for more. We’re also supporting IndieCork Online throughout the festival, so you don’t miss out by not being in Cork. As broadband providers, we know how important online events have become over the past couple of years, so we’re happy to help the online aspect of such an amazing festival.
What’s to Come
The in-person festival doesn’t end until Sunday the 9th of October, and there’s a whole host of different films and activities going on each day. Have a look at the Programme, and keep an eye out on IndieCork’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for live updates. Head to IndieCork.com for more information.