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Launch of the Cork Film Festival digital archive

9 Oct 2020
The Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork has launched the digital archive of the Cork International Film Festival.
The project, built in Omeka, is a collaboration between UCC's departments of Digital Humanities, Film & Screen Media, and the Cork International Film Festival, with contributions and support from UCC IT Services. The digital archive of the Cork International Film Festival is an open access repository of materials from one of the oldest film festivals in the world. Film festivals are markers of the cultural heritage of a place, so this digital resource represents an opportunity to explore the social fabric and cultural soul of Cork city and county, Ireland, and Europe.
Much of the work was completed by Cecilia Kareem, a graduate of the MA in Digital Humanities at UCC, as well as undergraduates enrolled in CK118, UCC's BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology. The project is a demonstration of what can be achieved by undergraduates through community-engaged, collaborative projects. A video of Cecilia discussing the digitisation aspect of the project can be viewed as follows:
Dr Ă“rla Murphy, Head of Digital Humanities at UCC, announced the archive's launch this week:
A further recording of Dr Ciara Chambers, Head of Film & Screen Media and curator of this archive's first exhibit on "Women and the Archive", where she discusses some of the collection's content, can be viewed here:
The public are now welcome to explore and enjoy the archive at

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Any queries relating to the digital archive of the Cork International Film Festival should be directed to Dr James O'Sullivan at james [dot] osullivan [at] ucc [dot] ie

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