A Fast trip to the Fastnet Film Festival
We have been busy recently setting up a new partnership with The Fastnet Film Festival, which is based in Schull, County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.
The festival has been running since 2009 with the aim of bringing together established and first-time filmmakers to celebrate short film and short film-making in the convivial and relaxed atmosphere of an Irish village. They show the competition films in the village hall, pubs, restaurants, shops, galleries and on the sides of buildings and in almost every concievable space where a film can squeeze into! The Festival essentially asks the question “What is a cinema, anyway?” and find answers in every corner of the village.
Supported by a range of illustrious names, including David Puttnam, Mike Leigh, Jim Sheridan, Steve Coogan and many others, the FFF has grown into a fabulous celebration of short film, in all its forms and we are priviliged to have been asked to participate.
We’re very much looking forward to screening our films at the Fastnet Film Festival this year and we’re hoping, (shift patterns permitting,) to head over for a few days and check it out for you, so watch this space for some video, stills and a an article or two, I’m a bit partial to the old Jameson’s myself so just hope I make it back to work on the Friday!
We’re screening a clutch of short films based around the Festival theme of ‘Light From the Land’ on Thursday 25th May – the Festival wants to set up an intriguing project intending to create a European Peripheral Festivals Network so we hope to learn more about that and of course, we’ll be reporting back with updates and we’re publishing some more info on our programme shortly.