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.