Mick Hannigan, former director of the Cork Film Festival, said about 80 short films will be slected for the Indie Cork Film Festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

One of the founders of a new short film festival in Cork, Mick Hannigan has expressed astonishment at the positive response both in Ireland and intern(...)

 Mick Hannigan, Cork Film Festival director since 1986 and chief executive since 2009, rejected any suggestion that the issue was down to funding and said he believed the festival board simply wanted a change of team. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cork Film Festival director Mick Hannigan and festival programmer Una Feely have expressed their dismay after being informed that they are to b(...)