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2020 – NEWSLETTER 3

2020 – NEWSLETTER 3

First guest announced for FFF 2020..... Masterclass with Award winning actress Kerry Fox Collaborating with Actors Award winning actress Kerry Fox first qualified as a teacher of drama and in recent times has become expert in delivering masterclasses to directors,...

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2020 – NEWSLETTER 2

2020 – NEWSLETTER 2

The FFF Team are preparing for an even better festival in May 2020.... …..and we are off to a cracking start. Having sent out a call for entries on the first of the month we now have 170 submissions from 29 countries including the Ukarine, Lebanon, Vietnam, India and...

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2020 – NEWSLETTER 1

2020 – NEWSLETTER 1

The team are working hard in preparation for an even bigger and better FFF 2020...   Fastnet Film Festival, is delighted to announce film and television producer John Kelleher as Festival Director for the 2020 festival. A former Director of IFCO (the Irish Film...

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Graham Norton Gin Inspiring Awards 2019

Graham Norton Gin Inspiring Awards 2019

Helen Wells – Director, Submissions & Programming, has made the final nomination list for the prestigious Graham Norton Gin Inspiring Awards 2019 as one of Ireland's most inspiring women. We need your votes! If you feel so inclined please can you send an email to...

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IT’S A WRAP – ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS FOR 2019

IT’S A WRAP – ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS FOR 2019

As announced at our Awards Ceremony this evening in Schull, I have great pleasure in listing below the winners of each category.  Congratulations to you all. Hope to see you all next year…! Helen Wells - Festival Director, Submissions & Programming   BEST...

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THE SHORTLIST FOR 2019

THE SHORTLIST FOR 2019

BEST IRISH FILM Cash Prize of €5,000 Category Panel: Sue Howes, Sandy Lieberson & Gisli Snaer   Day Out Virginia Gilbert Ireland | 13:23 | Drama Johnny Hugh Rodgers Ireland | 07:33 | Documentary The Vasectomy Doctor Paul Webster Ireland | 10:47 | Documentary The...

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March 2019 newsletter

March 2019 newsletter

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY   It is with great pride and affection that we bring to FFF 2019 ‘FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY’ followed by post screening banter with cast, crew and those involved.     Carmel Winters' second feature ‘Float Like a Butterfly’ is the powerful...

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February 2019 newsletter

February 2019 newsletter

Now that submissions have closed judging continues. The final tally is 469 short films, up 26% on last year.   We are delighted to announce our first focus for FFF 2019 A Focus on... RODDY DOYLE To say we are delighted to share the good news with you would...

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February 2019 newsletter

January 2019 newsletter

Happy New Year to all of our friends near and far. With just over four months to our 11th Festival things are hotting up at the Festival office, with all sorts of wonderful events in the pipeline. Don’t forget to put the dates in your diary……Wed 22nd to Sun 26th May...

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Demember 2018 newsletter

Demember 2018 newsletter

And the wait is over.... After much debate the 2019 festival image has been chosen from over 740 images. It's from the New Zealand Drama, ‘A Woman’s Right to Shoes', Directed by Robyn Grace. Photographer: Matt Klitscher. We hope you like it.   It's not too late.....

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Best Irish Shorts / RTÉ Player

Best Irish Shorts / RTÉ Player

In Association with RTÉ Culture, we are delighted to showcase the best Irish Shorts of 2018, featuring them on The Short Film Channel, created in association with RTÉ Player. This will be an ongoing honour offered to all of our Irish Shortlisted films in future....

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A Masterclass with Maureen Hughes – 2018

A Masterclass with Maureen Hughes – 2018

We are delighted to welcome back renowned casting director, Maureen Hughes, for a 2-Day Self Taping Masterclass. An essential tool in the actor’s canon, this workshop will develop the actor’s skills in mastering the self-taping technique, benefiting those hoping to...

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Nick Kelly’s Return to Fastnet Film Festival

Nick Kelly’s Return to Fastnet Film Festival

Nick Kelly, director of the acclaimed Irish feature film, The Drummer and the Keeper, directed the Best Irish Short Film at Fastnet in 2011. Nick will return to Schull at the end of May to screen both his short film, Shoe, and his debut feature The Drummer and the...

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Practical Workshop with Stunt Actor, Peter Dillon

Practical Workshop with Stunt Actor, Peter Dillon

Former school teacher, Peter Dillon decided to trek the Himalayas, teach scuba diving in the South China Sea, and study Chinese Martial Arts in Malaysia and China. In 2001, while in New Zealand, he made the transition into stunt acting, beginning with none other than...

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Prize Fund almost doubled!

Prize Fund almost doubled!

This year's prize fund has surpassed all expectations, with an overall value of €20,000, almost double what is was last year. The Festival will celebrate its 10th year in the village of Schull, from Wednesday the 23rd to Sunday the 27th May 2018 and the plans are big!...

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We Are Now a Registered Charity!

We Are Now a Registered Charity!

We are delighted to announce our biggest milestone yet. On Friday 27th of October 2017 we received notice from the Charity Regulatory Authority of Ireland, that the festival had been approved to be included on the official register of charities in Ireland (Registered...

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