Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed the announcement of €21,750 support for the Corona Cork Film Festival.  Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring TD has today (Thursday) announced €180,000 to support ten festivals taking place all around Ireland this year.
“The funding announced by the Minister will help develop and promote the Cork Film Festival.  It will ensure that it continues to be a successful event on Cork’s calendar of festivals.
“This year’s festival will be the 57th time the annual event takes place.  It has become an event to look forward to each year.  I’m confident that with this funding, continued local support and the dedication of the staff and volunteers this year’s Cork Film Festival will be another resounding success, continuing to build on its reputation as a premier festival for screening short films.
“Cork is a festival city, all through the year there are different events and festival attracting tourists to the city.  These festivals give the city an unrivalled vibrancy, they make it a great place to spend a weekend and to socialise with family and friends.
“Locally and nationally tourism is an important contributor to our economy, supporting festivals and events that attract visitors is vital to developing the tourism industry.  Festivals can act as an incentive for people to visit and spend money which adds to the local economy.”