The Alliance Française de Cork is proud to present the 30th Cork French film festival, a city-wide event bringing the best of French cinema to Irish audiences.
This year's festival invites a famous director and DJ's to Cork to join in the celebration, ensuring it is the biggest event to date.
Commencing Sunday the 3rd of March, it will run until Sunday the 10th of March. The festival will be packed with exciting screenings, events and more. Our outstanding programme for the 30th edition is most definitely not one to be missed.
This year the opening night film is Sink Or Swim (Le Grand Bain), which was one of this year’s box-office hits in France. Following the screening, we are delighted to welcome legendary French beatmaker, producer, turntablist and DJ- Jean du voyage, who will be playing for the opening night gala in St. Peters.
In addition to our screenings we have a host of wonderful events including food events and focus on environmental
in partnership with the Cork environmental forum. With our screenings catered for schools and families, there is something
for everyone to enjoy.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to our partners and also sponsors Amarenco, Dassault Systems, Ambassade de France en Irlande, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork Airport, The River Lee, Hederman, Ballymaloe House, Irish Distillers - Pernod Ricard, Stonewell, Hederman, Fondation Alliance Française, Ville de la Rochelle, On teh Pig's Back, The Parlour café, Brittany ferries and University College of Cork.
An enourmous thank you to our dedicated festival team and to all our wonderful volunteers who helped to bring the festival to life.
The 30th edition
Ambassador of France to Irlande, Stéphane Crouzat said:
"Dreaming, learning, laughing, understanding: this is the promise of the 30th anniversary edition of the Alliance Française de Cork French Film Festival.
A few days after The César Award ceremony, the most important celebration of French cinema, join us and discover new films made in France, all in their original versions with English subtitles. Immerse yourself in the programme and find what best suits you at this rendezvous with French films. The French Embassy in Ireland is proud to support the Alliance Française de Cork in organising this festival and promoting French language & culture in Cork all year round.
This 30th edition not only brings you the best of French cinema to Cork but represents a milestone in the cultural relations between our two countries!"
President of the Alliance Française de Cork, John Mullins said:
"As President of the Alliance Française de Cork, may I extend to you a wonderful Cork welcome to our 30th French Film Festival.
The Festival promises to provide a miscellany of fine film and master classes. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the whole team at the Alliance Française de Cork on providing us with an excellent programme for 2019. I wish to thank on your behalf all of the sponsors, who without their help these events cannot happen. We are very grateful of the support of the Embassy of France in Ireland and to Cork City Council for their generous support of this 30th Festival.
I hope that you all enjoy the great shows that are on offer this week."
Directeur of Alliance Française de Cork, Jean-Christophe Trentinella said:
"The shadow of Brexit looming over us is making us feel more acutely than ever this sense of interdependence and reinforces even more the strong ties between Ireland and France. We are hoping this year’s festival will appeal to people of all ages. Some of the films might be difficult, with themes such as unemployment and social struggles, because these films give us a glimpse in other people's life, their hopes and their challenges. There will be comedies of course, as well as family movies and classics. I am very proud of this year's program, as it is a very sensitive account of what it means to be human.
The theme of this year's festival is “Together” or “Ensemble” and organisers say having this theme aims to explore the various ways in which we are interconnected, in which we try to address life's challenges and make sense of life together in this era of uncertainty. "
- Jean-Christophe Trintinella (Alliance Française)
- Marie-Pierre Richard (Guest Festival Programmer)
- Mick Hanningan et Una Feely (Green Ray Film Agency)
- Flore Ducasse (Alliance Française)
- Monsieur Graphic (Design)
- Sophie de Kermenguy (Alliance Française)
- Katie Nolan (Alliance Française)
- Josselin Le Gall (Alliance Française)
- Oliver O'Hanlon (Alliance Française)
- Diane Durey (Alliance Française)
Sorry but all of our volunteer positions have been filled.
Design by Monsieur Graphic