Announcement! New cinema programmes, free masterclass & exhibition at 67th Cork International Film Festival 2022

Published date: 12 Oct 2022

aemi is delighted to launch curated new programmes at this year’s 67th Cork International Film Festival, coming up next month at venues across Cork! We’re proud to be a part of ‘Parallax’, CIFF’s wider established festival strand that gives prominent focus to the importance of artists’ films and experimental work.

Highlights within aemi’s five upcoming programmes include the world premiere of Frank Sweeney’s film 2 Channel Land, aemi/ Sirius Film Commission 2022; Fern Silva, aemi’s Artist-in-Focus at CIFF will lead a free masterclass and there are opportunities to see his films across aemi’s cinema programmes as well as the free exhibition in collaboration with Sample Studios; and don’t miss the world premiere of aemi’s 2023 Tour ‘Súitú’.

Below is a short summary of what’s coming up in Cork:

Thursday 17th November
aemi @ CIFF: Experimental Shorts 1 ‘Súitú’,
The world premiere of our aemi’s 2023 Tour screens at The Gate Cinema at 6pm, featuring recent and new work by Fábio Andrade (Brazil), Susan Hughes (Northern Ireland), Morgan Quaintance (United Kingdom), Bárbara Lago (Argentina), Sofia Theodore Pierce (USA), Lisa Freeman (Ireland), and Holly Márie Parnell (Ireland). Many of the filmmakers, Irish and international, will be in Cork for the screening and Q&A.

Friday 18th November
aemi @ CIFF: Masterclass with Filmmaker Fern Silva ‘Environment Awareness’
Designed for participants interested in social and environmental issues, reportage, travelogue, and other forms of non-fiction art making, this practical workshop will be led by aemi’s Artist-in-Focus Fern Silva at CIFF. It’ll be a day-long masterclass at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh on Friday 18th Nov, 11:30am – 4pm. Places are limited, please contact [email protected] to book a place.

Saturday 19th November
aemi @ CIFF: Experimental Shorts 2 ‘Figure Ground Perception’
New programme curated by aemi  + Q&A that includes two works by Portuguese-American filmmaker Fern Silva, aemi’s Artist-in-Focus at CIFF; the premiere of a newly commissioned film by Irish artist Frank Sweeney (aemi/ Sirius Film Commission 2022); and recent works by international filmmakers Sky Hopinka, Morgan Quaintance, and Christiana Perschon.

aemi @ CIFF: Rock Bottom Riser – Fern Silva
The Irish premiere of Fern Silva’s dynamic feature debut + Q&A. Rock Bottom Riser is an experimental documentary that takes viewers on a psychedelic tour of Hawaii, exploring the tension between scientific inquiry and Indigenous preservation.

Running throughout the festival, 11th – 20th November
aemi @ CIFF: Exhibition by Fern Silva ‘Wayward Fronds’
A free exhibition in collaboration with Sample Studios and CIFF of Fern Silva’s seminal film Wayward Fronds exploring worlds colliding in Florida’s Everglades. Wayward Fronds runs for the duration of the festival at the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park. November 11th to 20th, 11am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday

aemi’s activities are funded by The Arts Council and these programmes upcoming in Cork are made possible with the support and partnerships of Cork International Film Festival, Sirius Arts Centre and Sample Studios

Hope to see many of you in Cork, and if you have any questions about any of the programmes above, email us at [email protected]

Fern Silva, Rock Bottom Riser, 2021, 70 minutes