We had a great weekend in Cork. Film festivals are as much about meeting people as they are about watching films and the trick is to get the balance right. We mostly went to the shorts screenings - thats what Cork is best known for and does very well. A huge diversity of styles and genres are programmed. I particularly enjoyed two Irish films, The Chronoscope, and The Ballad of Kid Kanturk. Both well worth looking out for and both great fun.
The festival is well organised but always manages to feel relaxed, although I know the staff are working hard behind the scenes.
Cork is also looking great despite the dodgy weather. We had great food in the huge variety of restaurants from traditional Irish to Mexican to Healthy Bakeries. The people of Cork are happy to let us know that the city has been rated in the top 10 cities to visit in the world.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I'm delighted to be able to say that Dust has just received its World Premiere Screening as part of the Irish Shorts Competition at the Cork Film Festival. The screening was at the Opera House and was well received by its first public audience. There was a wonderful reaction from the crowd for Aine's scene. I think they felt the beauty of the moment.
So to everyone who worked on and supported this project, your work has finally found an audience and I hope that this will be the first of many outings for our creation.