7th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival Schull Wed 20st-Sun 24th May 


The Highlights

Here we are again, another year and another amazing line-up for the festival in May. Over 30 guests have confirmed their participation and the 2015 programme is spectacular. There is so much going on throughout the five days of the festival that the question always is “What to choose?”  With so many special guests, gala screenings, workshops, seminars, forums, round table discussions, green room interview screenings and this year’s Competition shorts screened in up to 15 venues around Schull, it is so hard to choose. So the highlights of this year’s Festival in short are here.



All day everyday submission short screenings in venues throughout Schull

Wednesday, May 20th

11am – 2pm: Hour long programmes of shorts for National and Secondary School children. Transition year film screenings.

5pm: Opening Party at Grove House, Drinks Reception, Canapés and live music. All Welcome.

20.00: Screening of ‘Life’s a Breeze”, followed by Q&A with leading Actress Kelly Thornton hosted by Carmel Winters.

Thursday, May 21st  

All day world cinema screenings, the best short films from Mexico, Spain and Sardinia.

4pm: Screening of ‘Worst Case Scenario’ followed by Q&A with Director Frank Mueller, hosted by Aidan Stanley. German / Polish collaboration.

7pm: Pat Shortt in conversation with Lenny Abrahamson, showing film clips and covering Pat’s very extensive career, from comedian, actor and musician to producer, writer and male model!

Friday May 22nd

11.00: Screening of young filmmaker’s shorts chosen from the BFI Future Film Awards, introduced by BFI Festival Director Noel Goodwin.

2pm: Screening of ‘The Hit Producer’ post Q&A with Director and Producer Kevin de la Isla O’Neill, hosted by Producer Hilary Durman.

5pm: Screening of ‘The Ocean of Helena Lee’, Q&A with Producer Maria McKee, hosted by Aidan Stanley.

6.30pm: Lenny Abrahamson in Conversation with Gerard Stembridge.

7.30pm: Screening of ‘In the Bell’s Shadow’ Q&A with Director Mary Wycherley hosted by Maurice Seezer and Maria Pizzuti.

8pm: Screening of Lenny Abrahamson’s award winning film ‘Frank’.

Saturday 23rd

10.00am: The Art of Self-Taping Course and Critique with Top Irish Casting Director at Bow Street, Maureen Hughes and Director of Corcadorca and Gaiety School of Acting Tutor Pat Kiernan.

1.30pm – 4.30pm: Windmill Lane Studios post production workshop, led by head of Windmill Lane VFX Ciaran Crowley.

2.15pm: UCC Film and Media Students 2015 Graduation Screening and Reception, introduced by Lenny Abrahamson.

5pm: ‘Film Music in Focus’, with Award winning Composer of many of Lenny Abrahamson’s Film Scores, Stephen Rennicks and Lenny himself, hosted by Composer Maurice Seezer.

7pm: John Carney and Jim Sheridan in conversation.

8.30pm: Screening of ‘Once’.

8.30pm: Fun Film Quiz, hosted by BBC Presenter Nick Knowles.

Sunday 24th

All day screenings of shortlisted submission films.

10am: Limerick Film Trilogy introduced by Gerard Stembridge.

10.30am: Premiere of Conor Slattery’s first feature, ‘Beau Diablo’. Shot within 48 hours on a budget of €700.

11.30am: Local Interest Programme of shorts.

11.45am: ‘The Little Big Tour of Ireland’, Myles O’Reilly will premiere his latest music documentary following Glen Hansard on a tour of Ireland.

1pm: Session with Robert Cullen, founder/creative director, Boulder Media.

3pm: Screening of John Madden’s ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

5.30: The Big Interview. John Madden in conversation with Greg Dyke.

19.30. Prize Giving, Closing Ceremony and Wrap Party with Corona, Wine, Canapés and live music till late. All welcome.


Fringe events Friday to Sunday 

Children’s activities include, puppet making, Batik, film animation workshops for children, storytelling, drama workshops, Children’s Cinema Club, T-shirt Painting, Cinema Trail with ‘Schull and Fitbones’ and more.

Lie down at the Lido and enjoy animated shorts projected up onto the ceiling, take the 10 minute ferry ride to Long Island to visit the most isolated cinema in Ireland, visit the ‘choose your own programme’ venue, enjoy live music at several pubs in town, or a café viewing experience in one of the many restaurants and pubs in Schull.

For the chance to win #Corona goody bags: take a photo with our commissioned 3D Street artwork at the launch & tweet using hashtag #cfsffcomp 

For further information please log onto the website www.fastnetshortfilmfestial.comfastnet

For bookings please contact the box-office on 028 28600

Hilary McCarthy / hilary@fastnetshortfilmfestival.com / 0851588309

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