Jazz, film festival luminaries are Cork Persons of the Month

Jazz, film festival luminaries are Cork Persons of the Month

Fiona Clark, director and CEO, Cork International Film Festival, and Jim Mountjoy, founder of the Cork Jazz Festival, are the Cork

Two custodians of the arts in Cork have been named as the Cork Persons of the Month for August.

Cork International Film Festival Director and CEO Fiona Clark, and Cork Jazz Festival founder Jim Mountjoy, received the accolade for last month.

The award marks the contributions Fiona and Jim have made to Cork’s most successful and longest running festivals, The Cork Jazz Festival and the Cork International Film Festival.

Speaking on her success, Cork International Film Festival CEO Fiona Clark said:

“Being a part of our International Film Festival is hugely rewarding. A lot of hard work goes into the festival each year, but it’s the people of Cork that make the Film Festival so special.” At the awards presentation Cork Jazz Festival Founder Jim Mountjoy said:

“It is an honour to be part of a Cork tradition that has added so much to the city’s rich cultural heritage. Every year the festival goes from strength to strength, and I am proud to have played a part in its foundation.” Awards organiser Manus O’Callaghan said, “Despite Covid-19 interruptions this year, these festivals continue to be Cork’s premier events.

“The Cork International Film Festival’s 65th birthday and the Cork Jazz Festival’s 42nd birthday should be celebrated by all Corkonians everywhere."

Fiona Clark and Jim Mountjoy’s names will now go forward for possible selection as Cork Persons’ of the Year. Sponsors of the awards scheme are the Irish Examiner/The Echo; RTÉ; Southern; Lexus Cork; AM O’Sullivan PR; Cork Crystal; Tony O’Connell Photography; CAVS; Musgrave MarketPlace.

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