The Corona Cork Film Festival ended Oct 21 with a sold-out screening of Ang Lee's Lust, Caution. The festival estimates that more than 35,000 people attended films during the seven days of the festival, pushing box office takings up 9% from 2006.

Several films sold out including the opening and closing films, the Slow Food screening of Babette's Feast, the Oscailt Irish language shorts, Made in Cork shorts and a wide range of documentaries.

The latter included the locally produced The Shed and Sir Henry's which were screened three times due to unprecedented demand.

A highly competitive event for short films, with about 3,000 entries, the main awards went to Israel's Rodeon Brodsky who won Best International Short Film for Tolya. The UK's James Lees won the Best European Short Film, the Prix UIP Cork, for The Apology Line.

The Absolut Award for Best Irish Short went to Darren Thornton for Frankie and the Claire Lynch Award for best first-time Irish director went to Keith Mannix for Death In The West.

The Audience Award for Best International Short Film went to Steph Green of Ireland for New Boy. And the Audience Award for Best Irish Short Film went to Peter Foott for An Creatúr.