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Wednesday 24th June 2020. Time: 18:00 to 21:00 [THIS IS A FREE ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT]

We’re delighted to be Hijacked for our latest programme by the longest serving and largest Film Festival in Ireland: The Cork International Film Festival.  

During this session  Paul Butler Lennox, Paul Webster and Ray Mongey will be hosting a series of industry round tables over a three hour period and we are delighted to announce will be joined by two Feature Film key note speakers as well as a discussion with notable short film filmmakers, all of which reflecting on their cinematic journeys thus far.

There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions and as always there will be the popular one on one 2 min round networking.

About the Festival

Cork International Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running annually in November each year in Cork. The 64th edition took place from 7th – 17th November 2019. Award-winning films from the international film festival circuit, new discoveries and cinema classics are selected by our experienced curatorial team to be shown on the big screen in Cork. The Festival showcases the latest and best international and Irish features, documentaries and shorts, and includes programmes for schools, families, a focus on film and mental health (Illuminate) and specialist Industry Days, including Doc Day, cementing the Festival as the destination festival for documentary in Ireland. GUESTS TBC.



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