CIT to Host Second Annual International Student Documentary Festival
Published on: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Story?, the Annual International Student Documentary Festival, is taking place in Cork from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019, attracting young documentary makers from around Europe to showcase their talent.
Public Relations and New Media Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) are organising the event, inviting students from Ireland, the U.K and The Netherlands to display their films, which range from documentaries to animations.
“This will be the second year of the festival, which was established to promote CIT and develop links with other international universities, as well as showcasing the talent CIT students have to offer,” said Journalism lecturer, Frank O’ Donovan.
“The festival was very successful in attracting quality films from a number of different international universities last year and this year we hope the event will be even bigger and better,” said CIT student Matt Finnerty, one of the organisers of the event.
The 36 documentaries that have been submitted will be evaluated by a panel of experts, who will create a shortlist. The awards ceremony will be held on April 5th in the Rory Gallagher Theatre in CIT, with awards being presented for Best Film and a number of other categories.
All of the films submitted will be screened over the three days (April 3 to 5) in both the Rory Gallagher Theatre in CIT and the Gallery on No. 46 Grand Parade in Cork City. As well as film screenings there will also be a number of workshops throughout the week, focused on documentary making, given by international experts.
“This is Ireland's first film showcase of its kind, so it will be very exciting to see how it grows this year and hopefully into the future” said Mr. O’ Donovan.