Film in Cork

Are you going to Cork Film Festival’s Talent Campus?

This year’s Cork Film Festival announces the inaugural year of the Talent Development Campus – an unmissable opportunity for budding filmmakers! Keep your diaries free for this from 11th to 15th November. Find out more here

The Talent Campus has been designed to offer unique training to its participants, highlighting key areas of interest for filmmakers who are serious about their craft. An array of young experienced and talented international filmmakers from both Europe and abroad will participate, which adds an international twist and makes the networking opportunities even more tempting. There are four main aspects of the campus:

Fund: Training will cover everything you need to know about financing your film- from commissioning tips to DIY initiatives such as crowdfunding; as well as tangential elements regarding clever tactics to reduce your movie budget from the get-go. With speakers and panellists from the IFB, RTE, BAI and the Polish film institute, this event is a must for emerging film-makers!

Incubate: So you’ve made your movie, now what? Many film-makers fall into the trap of focusing solely on the production span of the project without planning ahead. This series of events will cover topics such as release strategies, how to build audiences, marketing campaigns and how to approach festivals. Once again, there’s a stellar line-up including representatives from the New Horizons Film Festival in Poland, UK-based Metronome distribution, Irish-based Wildcard Distribution and the Artistic Director of the Sheffield documentary Film Festival.

Listen: This series of events has the aim of gathering sound artists, filmmakers and composers under one roof to explore the aural side of filmmaking. Presenting a number of case studies and guest speakers, including the composer of The Babadook and this year’s Macbeth, Jed Kurzel, the symposium will allow participants to garner a deeper understanding of sound in film.

Interactive@Cork: Part show, part conference, Interactive@Cork will reflect on the transmedia space and the nexus of film and digital. There will be exhibitions and demonstrations of sophisticated small inexpensive cameras which can produce broadcast-quality work as well as talks on the world of cross media content.