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What's all this then?

On the last Wednesday of the month, we screen locally-made short films, sketches, music videos, animation, and experimental film at The Pavilion. At the Picturehouse, we ask submitters to present their work in person, so attendees and other filmmakers might get the chance to connect and collaborate in future. The event is more relaxed than your typical festival programme (the on-site cocktail bar probably helps). Our goal is to offer a platform for anyone to have their work screened (even if you're not from Cork).

If you’ve got something you’d love to screen, we want to see it! We would prefer films under 15 minutes, but we may make exceptions. 

Who are we, when we're at home?

Picturehouse Cork is a community-driven project that's run by an incredible committee of volunteers, many of whom have backgrounds in UCC's Film and Screen Media, MTU, and Douglas Street Campus, and together they've managed to make Picturehouse an unmissable monthly fixture.

If you'd like to get in contact, chuck us a message at

The Pavilion - Cork's Historic Cinema

The Pavilion Cinema was opened on 10th March 1921 with D.W. Griffith’s “The Greatest Question”. It was the first cinema in Cork to be equipped for ‘talkies’ on 5th August 1929 with Al Jolson in “The Singing Fool”. 

The Pavilion ceased operation as a cinema in August of 1989, its last showing being Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade starring Harrison Ford. The Pav was then converted into a bar and nightclub operating under the same name until July of 2014.

After a long period of careful renovation and restoration, in October of 2022, The Pavilion opened again in spectacular fashion. The Pav returned to its architectural roots, now with a twist. Intermission on the lower floor harks back to the grand era of lounge bars, while upstairs The Pavilion has been restored to its full glory as a cocktail bar and multifunctional arts space. The stunning interior will bring you back to a golden era in Cork City’s heritage, its glorious vaulted ceiling has been decorated in a true reflection of the building's original cinematic form and the projection screen remains at the venue's core. A refined craft cocktail bar sits at the back of the venue near the projector.


Submit Your Film

We accept any genre or medium of film up to 15 minutes in length

Your submission has been sent! We will be in contact shortly!

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