Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival asks 'What is a cinema?"

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Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is a four-day cultural experience, set in the picturesque seaside town of Schull over the last weekend in May. The event brings together, industry veterans as well as first time filmmakers, Academy-Award winners and film lovers of all ages. Filmmakers have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals, at workshops, master classes, panel discussions, screen talks and many other live events, exploring the craft and business of filmmaking.

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is held annually, from Thursday 26th May through to Sunday 29th, drawing an estimated 2,000 attendees and screening over 200 films. This year we challenge the notion of ‘what is a cinema’ and seeing as Schull doesn’t have one, in the face of adversity, we will be looking for the answer in every corner of the village. This year for the first time, all of the submission films will be broadcast to pubs, restaurants and every available venue in town through an intranet server, set up by our local broadband provider. There will be several carefully selected short programmes for various age groups and for all tastes. They will range from 1st time directors, to award winning, local, national and international filmmakers with a wide mix of genres including drama, comedy, horror, thriller, animation, experimental and dance. For four days Schull will become a true festival of film.

‘Once again we’ve got an amazing line up this year, exploring the areas of Production, Direction, Sound and Cinematography and with the revolutionary innovation of broadcasting films to the whole village we expect the festival to be the best yet,’ said festival Co-Chair Helen Wells.

Further information available online http://www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com

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