What role can Cork play in the Irish audiovisual economy?
What can local filmmakers do to affect policy change to ensure Cork has a viable film culture?
We invite those working in film in Cork – in production or in film culture - to the Blacknight Festival Centre to discuss possible ways to ensure that policies are put in place to nurture and retain talent in the city and county.
At IndieCork, we are conscious of the potential that Cork has in the film sector. Cork production, Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders, is set to be the Irish cinema hit of the year. Film In Cork is working hard to attract productions to Cork City and County and is also advancing training and other initiatives to support indigenous talent.
Yet where is Cork in the national framework of film development? Limerick has announced the new Troy Studios and the €2.25 million training initiative to service that studio; Galway, UNESCO City Of Film, has the Irish Film Board, TG4, Galway Film Centre and the soon to be opened Picture Palace cinema; Dublin has the population base and the infrastructural advantages of a capital city.
If the city loses its filmmaking talent to other population centers the possibilities for Cork as a creative city are diminished.
It’s important that the voices of creative Cork are heard to ensure that filmmaking in Cork is green-lit. Join us in this discussion.