March is finally here and what a month February was for Irish film! Things are hotting up at the Festival Box Office, the programme is coming together nicely and is packed full of the most sought after guests and their films. As soon as we have things ‘set in stone’ we will let you know exactly what will be happening and who will be in Schull in May!

Wild Atlantic Way 2 minute Short Film Competition

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The Wild Atlantic Way is not a destination it’s a journey.

Share your journey on film in under 2 minutes with the Fastnet Film Festival. Be it a treasured memory, an experience you’ve had, your best moments, sights you’ve seen or friends you’ve made along the way, it is up to you.

walkClosing date for entry is Sunday 17th of April. Films will be screened at the festival in May and the winning film will be shown at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 29th of May. Films will be judged on cinematography, editing, storytelling and creativity.

The winning film will receive a cash prize of €500

Simply upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo, visit our website and fill out the application form including the link to your film. It’s as simple as that.
No fee required, sponsored by Fáilte Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Check out for further details.


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‘After 16’ – Irish Film Board Shorts

We are delighted to have the Irish Film Board’s shorts series ‘After ’16’ for the festival.

This initiative, is the IFB’s cultural contribution to the 1916 Rising centenary commemorations. They have funded nine short films to commemorate, celebrate and ruminate on 1916 and how the events of Easter Monday and beyond forged the landscape of the following century. Filmmakers were to give their response to 1916 and the hundred years since. The films tells stories, both fact and fiction, which illuminate, surprise and even provoke on the wide subject of 1916 and what is has left in its wake.