Fastnet Film Festival

The 10th Fastnet Film Festival will run from Wednesday the 23rd to Sunday the 27th of May 2018 in the beautiful seaside village of Schull in County Cork. In celebration of the festival’s 10th year, they will screen 10 Feature Films, run 10 workshops and 10 Seminars in 10 pop-up cinemas around the village. One of their most popular events is the Long Island Cinema, the most isolated cinema in Ireland. Cinema-goers will take the 10-min ferry ride to Long Island, followed by a 2-minute walk to Cinema Paradiso. Refreshments are followed by an hour-long programme of short films. Visitors will then have some time to soak up the island beauty before returning by boat to Colla Pier.

There will be over 60 participating guests in this year’s line-up including David Puttnam, Rebecca Daly, Jim Sheridan, Lenny Abrahamson, Ken Wardrop and Lance Daly. The festival will also feature in excess of 400 screenings; local interest films and world cinema programmes.

The Fastnet Film Festival is a major showcase for Irish and International short film production, focusing on the craft of film, held in high regard on a national and international level for several years now.  The Festival this year will run a series of Seminars, Masterclasses and Workshops covering such crafts as stunt acting, screenwriting, casting, auditioning, creating content on your mobile phone, shorts to feature, costume, special effects, funding, distribution among many others. Fringe events include the filmmakers’ hub, live music, drama, book readings, movie quiz and high quality, free family entertainment for all.


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