The Cork Film Festival opens at the Savoy cinema in Cork, with a ceremony at the Metropole.

The week long festival which has a total of 16 full length feature films and 63 short films has 3 world premières with 'Royal Hunt of the Sun', 'I Can't I Can't', and 'Tomasa'.

Stars such as Sylvia Syms, Hattie Jacques, Barbara Mullen and Jack Palance, are expected to make personal appearances at the festival.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 September 1969. The reporter is Vincent O'Sullivan.