In the centenary year of film Cork is also celebrating a landmark as the city hosts its 40th film festival.
The 1995 Cork Film Festival is opened by Vida Breen wife of the late Dermot Breen festival founder. In the centenary year of film festival director Mick Hannigan outlines the ambitious programme.
Genuinely our best festival yet. More films than ever before. More sections than ever before and more visiting film makers than ever before.
The festival will take place in three cities across the city and will include a Buster Keaton retrospective. Director Roger Corman is in town to screen some of his films. As well as looking back the festival is thinking of the future and there are 33 Irish short films being shown. One of these is 'Out of the Deep Pan' directed by Kieron J Walsh and is an indication of the resurgence of film making in Northern Ireland.
An RTÉ News report broadcast 2 October 1995