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Screenings 11am Tickets €4 Gate Cinema Cork Supported by Irish Examiner

(cover image: ‘The Other Side’ by Khen Shalem)


PRIMARY SCHOOL SHORTS PROGRAMME Monday 12th November | 82 mins Fear Of Flying Ireland | 9 mins A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading south for the winter. Pierre and the Spinach Dragon Germany | 4 mins Pierre doesn’t like spinach but it is on his plate beat the angry spinach dragon he becomes a brave knight. Carlotta and the Cloud Germany | 7 mins With the help of a magical gift, Carlotta finds new friends. The Missing Meatballs Sweden | 5 mins Losing sight of Mum and Dad might not be so bad as long as you have good friends with you. The Other Side UK | 22 mins A simple soccer ball sparks an unusual friendship between two young boys on either side of the Israeli and Palestinian separation wall.

Little Ladybird Who Wants To Grow Up Slovenia | 11 mins A little ladybird wants to grow up. Leaving her meadow home, she embarks on a trip but finds that being an adult isn't much fun after all. Just a Little Sweden | 9 mins Little pig is going to the lake...on his way he meets new friends; together they learn that however you look, you are fine just as you are. The Little Bird and the Leaf Switzerland | 4 mins A little bird is in pursuit of a single yellow leaf. My Daddy is a Film Director Spain | 4 mins My name is Alba, I am 4 years old and my dad is a film director. Since I was born he is making life impossible. After You Ireland | 7 mins Spanning 60 years in the life of a Dublin doorman.

POST PRIMARY DOCUMENTARY Trashed | (USA) | 2011 | 100 mins

We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We continue to make things that do not break down so with Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year. In this remarkable documentary, Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This docu–feature is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. “We hope the film will demonstrate that by changing the way we live our lives, we can contribute to our own survival and well-being and ultimately that of the planet.” Jeremy Irons

Cork Film Festival presents Education Programme

11th - 18th November 2012 Gate Cinema, Cork

POST PRIMARY SCHOOL SHORTS PROGRAMME Tuesday 13th November | 78 mins

Hanging Around Germany | 3 mins A leopard meets a sloth that simply doesn’t want to wake up. The Last Statue Maker in Cork Ireland | 19 mins The story of one man’s life and work honouring the shy, gentle Maurice O Donnell and remembering his great talents. BOB Germany | 3 mins A hamster is chasing his love around the globe but will he catch her? The Game Poland | 5 mins A thrilling chess match takes place somewhere between life and death. The stake is high and the sole referee is a daunting figure.

Challenging Behaviour Wales | 13 mins Students are mysteriously disappearing without trace. The new girl, Miranda, is determined to solve the mystery. Dáithí agus Goliath Ireland | 16 mins Time is against Dáithí to save his family from Goliath’s cruel clutches. When it’s sleight versus might, who will win? The Test Wales | 8 mins Tension abounds when elaborate attempts are made to cheat at a school maths test. Fear Of Flying Ireland | 9 mins A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading south for the winter.

Fat Hamster Poland, UK | 2 mins The male hamster wants to eat, but his female mate doesn't want him to be fat. She makes him exercise against his will.


Peter And The Wolf Poland | 2006 | 32 mins

The Magic Piano Poland, Norway, China | 30 mins

Peter is a brave young boy, kept confined to his backyard by his protective grandfather, who lives in fear of the dangers of the outside world. Peter’s only companion is a duck, who goads him into stepping out of his ‘prison’. Joined by the duck and a wounded crow, they manage to cross the fence that has locked them in...but it’s a wolf-eats-duck world.

A thrilling animated adventure about two kids from Warsaw in Poland who discover an old piano amongst a pile of junk which, to their delight, transforms into a magical flying machine. The kids use the Flying Machine to fly across Europe but they have to learn how to fly the magical machine...Set to Frederic Chopin’s Etudes. Short listed for 2012 Oscars.


Wednesday 14th November Moon Man Ireland, France, Germany | 2012 | 92 mins

Co-Produced by Cartoon Saloon, Oscar-nominated for The Secret of Kells. One night, a shooting star zips through outer space towards the moon. Moon Man seizes the speeding comet by the tail and hitches a ride to earth. This visit from outer space alerts everyone in the Presidential Headquarters. The President is utterly incensed...he’s only just defeated all of his his dominion is being attacked by aliens from another planet! Based on the bestselling book by Tomi Ungerer, this is the gentle satire of Moon Man, who leaves his “shimmering seat in space,” and lands on earth, which he has longingly admired from above. Moon Man embarks on a long journey, where he marvels at the many wonders the earth has to offer and finally realizes how much children love and need him.

POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS FEATURE Private Peaceful UK | 2012 | 100 mins

Private Peaceful is a powerful, emotional story of two devoted brothers who struggle through a harsh childhood and adolescence in rural Devon before enlisting in the military for the First World War. Here they experience the terrible realities of the trenches and the killing fields of Flanders. On the home front, it is a story of fierce family loyalty, fraternal bonds and a love triangle. At war, it encompasses heroism, alleged cowardice, brutality and indifference on the part of generals to the loss of life on an appalling scale. The film is adapted from the best-selling novel by former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). Morpurgo describes Private Peaceful as ‘my most powerful book.’

Cork Film Festival presents Education Programme

11th - 18th November 2012 Gate Cinema, Cork

POST PRIMARY SCREENING Thursday 15th November The Odd Life Of Timothy Green USA | 2012 | 105 mins

Oscar-nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (About a Boy) brings enchantment to the screen with this inspiring, magical story. Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), want to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville— learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. Director: Peter Hedges; Producer: Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders, Jim Whitaker; Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams; Script: Ahmet Zappa; Screenplay: Peter Hedges; Print Source:

EXTRA SCREENINGS OF ANY FILM CAN BE ARRANGED SUBJECT TO DEMAND ALL SCREENINGS €4 PER PERSON IN THE GATE CINEMA CORK CITY @ 11AM For information contact: or Tel: (Katherine) 021 427 1711 With thanks to: Margaret Greene and Theresa Murphy and the Gate Cinema team; Niamh Hatchell, EPA; Cartoon Saloon; Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures, Ireland; The Irish Examiner Staff: Festival Director: Mick Hannigan, Festival Manager: Sean Kelly, Festival Programmer: Úna Feely Design: Craig Carry

School Screenings in

CIT BLACKROCK CASTLE OBSERVATORY Mon. 12th - Fri. 16th November 2012

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory is Cork’s fun and exciting location to learn about the Universe. Enjoy a specially selected programme of shorts for primary and post primary school students followed by a visit to Cosmos at the Castle, where students will take a cosmic tour of the Universe and send a message to space. SCHOOL SCREENINGS IN CIT BLACKROCK CASTLE OBSERVATORY A wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy a cosmic experience at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. The Cork Film Festival presents a mix of short films for both Primary and Post Primary school students for this year’s educational programme. The sparkling array of short dramas include an anxious bird that's afraid to fly, an overweight hamster who needs to diet, two reject toys who get lost in the city, a dedicated Dublin doorman, and a courageous young boy who protects his family. Explore the world of science and cinema in one enchanting visit! Films will screened from Monday 12th to Friday 16th November, at various times subject to demand. Limited spaces available. €8 per student - €4 for screening and €4 for Cosmos at the Castle. Please contact Katherine: Tel: 021 427 1711 or CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory: Tel: 021 435-7917

Cork Film Festival Education Programme 2012  
Cork Film Festival Education Programme 2012  

Education screenings and events at 2012 Cork Film Festival