Courthouse Cinema

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Midleton Arts Festival is once again thrilled to showcase a selection of short films and animations produced by local, young filmmakers from the East Cork area.

Curated by local filmmaker, Kara Sweeney of ‘Twenty4Films’ this year’s Courthouse Cinema promises a jam packed schedule, fun for all the family, full of some very creative and imaginative short films and animations, finishing with a 40min documentary from Inch Foróige.

Screenings will take place from 10am until 2pm, on Saturday 18th May at Midleton Courthouse. FREE ENTRY for all ages!

Cork Young Filmmakers

This screening focuses on films made at the Cork Film Centre workshops that took place in East Cork in 2018/2019. Participants include St. Mary’s High School, Midleton CBS, St. Colman’s Community College, Carrigtwohill Community College, My Place Community Centre two-day workshop and Midleton College summer week workshop.


This year’s animation screening includes some very clever and witty examples of creative story-telling from groups such as Bloom Midleton, Tinga Tinga Childcare, Educate Together, tutored by visual artist Belinda Walsh. 

Also featuring this year is a selection of clay and hand drawn animations from Paper Panther Productions’ workshops, that took place in Gaelscoil Choráin, Kyle National School, Bunscoil Mhuire, South Abbey National School, Park National School, Clonpriest National School and Pobalscoil na Tríonóide.


‘A Village Full of Colour’ is a 40min feature documentary, by members of Inch Foróige, about the past, present and future of the Inch/Killeagh community.

The revival of the Killeagh May Sunday Festival in 2018, by Greywood Arts’ Creative Killeagh project, inspired the young people of the parish with a new curiosity. Why was this festival so loved and so missed? What did it mean to the community? And what other stories could they unearth about the place where they live?

Including 8mm footage of the 1996 May Sunday Festival, an original poem recital, written by some of the participants of Inch Foróige and music by Bobby Lee, this film is a must see for story lovers of all ages.

Open Call for Submissions

Calling all filmmakers, videographers, animators and musicians!If you have a short film, video, music video or animation with a running time of 15mins or less and would like to see it on the BIG SCREEN, please contact: