The Cork Film Festival celebrates its 61st edition in 2016. Its motto, 'Films, Music, Ideas' is reflected in its presentation of a rich selection of the best of contemporary world cinema, a lively and varied 'music on film' programme and an event series which uses films to explore some of the burning issues of our time.
The Cork Film Festival operates out of the Cork Opera House, the Triskel Christchurch, and the Gate Cinema. Over two hundred film producers from over fifty countries participated in 2015. Competition includes awards for features, shorts and documentaries. Culture Ireland supports the festival through the 'See Here' scheme which is specifically designed to promote the inward travel of international promoters and programmers to see work in Ireland with a view to booking the work for their venue or festival.