€50,000 for Cork Film and Jazz Festivals – Buttimer

12 February 2015
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the
announcement of €50,000 in funding for Cork Film Festival and Cork
Jazz Festival.

“Both Cork Film Festival and Cork Jazz Festival are an integral part
of Cork’s events calendar for and the announcement by Minister for
Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, of €50,000 in funding
is really welcome. This funding will help to ensure that 2015 is yet
again another successful year for both festivals.

This year will be the 60th year that Cork Film Festival showcases the
best of local, Irish and International cinema. Over 10 days it will
bring 185 different events to the city and provide an opportunity to
watch a diverse range of screenings and live events. The €20,000
funding announced by Minister Donohoe will help to ensure that the
60th anniversary will be a festival to be remembered.

“Cork Jazz Festival will get €30,000 to help put on a programme of
jazz that will once again make Cork the place to be for the October
Bank Holiday Weekend. This is an iconic festival that brings
thousands of people to Cork and provides a great boost to our local
economy.

“Festivals such as these are great for local communities, but are also
crucial in terms of attracting increased visitor numbers. They are an
integral part of our tourism offering in this country.

“The funding for both Cork Film Festival and Cork Jazz Festival is
part of the €320,000 in funding approved by Fáilte Ireland under its
National Festivals and Events Programme for 11 key national festivals
and events to take place later this year. This follows an announcement
of almost €2m last November for larger events (such as the St
Patrick’s Festival) and those festivals due to take part in the first
six months of 2015.”

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