Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 26th to 29th May, Schull

| May 25, 2011 | Comments (1)


Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 26th to 29th May, Schull

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival opening party is on Thursday 26th May at 7pm in the Village Hall in Schull and will be followed at 8pm with a screening of Mexican Short Films presented by the Mexican Institute of Cinematography.

Events continue through the weekend with a host of short films from around the world screening in the Village Hall along with interviews, and masterclasses with filmmakers such as the IFTA winning Juanita Wilson ‘As IF I’m Not There’ and Rebecca Daly whose ‘The Other Side of Sleep’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month.

Wednesday 25th May 7pm, Village Hall

The Runway Movie, shot in and around Schull and Goleen, summer 2009. Admission €5, Pay at the door.


Thursday 26th May, Village Hall

10am – 6pm: All day screening of the 132 films submitted to the competition.

6.30pm: The Gracie Blue. A people’s History by Students of Schull Community College.

7pm: Opening Party for the 3rd Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, all welcome.

8pm: Programme of Mexican Short Films. Presented by the Mexican Institute of Cinematography,  7 short films from the best of IMCINE’s 2010 catalogue.


Friday 27th May, 10am – 12.30pm, Village Hall

Continued screening of the 132 films submitted to the competition.

Friday 27th May, 1pm

Local Interest Film: “Sign Magic”, David Shaw-Smith’s documentary of third generation sign-writer Tomás Tuipéar in his colorful town of Clonakilty.

Friday 27th May, 2pm

Post Production Sound in Film with Killian Fitzgerald.

When shooting a film one of the most common casualties of the budget can be location recording. Sound post production is usually the very last thing in the post production chain and almost always suffers from budgets running dry. For anyone interested in learning how to plan sound in their film, whether dialogue, sound effects, music or mixing, this presentation is a must.

Friday 27th May 330pm

Programme of Japanese Short Films from The Sapporo Film Festival. Do not miss this rare opportunity.

Friday 27th May 5.30pm

Screening of “As if I Am Not There“(2010) followed by Q&A with the Director Juanita Wilson, chaired by Marika Griehsel. (Over 18s adult content.) Set during the Bosnian War, this powerful drama is based on true stories brought to light at the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, winning best Film, Best Director and Best Script at the Irish Film and Television Awards this year.  Friday 27th May, 8.15pm

Introduction to the screening of  “Resolution” (2011) by Joan Giller with reference to her own experiences working in Africa among survivors of sexual violence, followed by screening of the film and Q&A with the director Marika Griehsel chaired by Joan Giller & Juanita Wilson.


Saturday 28th May, 10.30am – 1pm, Village Hall

From Script to Screen: A Masterclass with Jack Gold

“A workshop to see the process a director makes in transforming a text to the screen. It involves understanding the words, making choices as to meaning and performance and composing for the camera. It is NOT a lecture but an open discussion with the actors and the audience participating.” Jack Gold (2011) DOP: Chris O’Dell,B.S.C. Actors: Pat and Joan Bracken.

Saturday 2pm

Understanding The Pitch: With Fran Keaveney, Short Films Executive with Bord Scannán na hÉireann. One of the more important elements, after coming up with a brilliant idea, is to sell it. Fran will go through the application process and explain the importance of getting it right. For anyone interested in developing an idea from script to screen, Fran Keaveney’s talk is not to be missed.

Saturday 4.30

Stripburger in Motion, Stripburger is a Slovenian journal of comic art running for the last 18 years. Boris Dolenc is the director charged with taking eight of the stories from the pages of Stripburger and compiling them into this thirty minute animated short, based on comic strips by authors of different nationalities.

Saturday 5.30pm

“Snap” (2010 – Over 18’s adult content) With an introduction by John Kelleher, who will also hold a questions and answer session with the Director Carmel Winters following the screening. Snap is a dark and unsettling meditation on issues within three generations of a family that are so painful for a mother and her son to face, that they have assumed them to be normal and unworthy of comment, until a line is crossed and the demons confronted. Snap is a worthy winner of Best Irish Film and Best Irish Director at the Dublin Critics Circle Awards 2011.

Saturday 8.30pm

From Short to Feature: Gerard Stembridge will interview Carmel Winters, Juanita Wilson and Rebecca Daly. Are short films industry demos paving the way towards feature film making, or are they works of art in their own right? Three Irish directors will talk about some of their past work in short film, what interests them and continues to motivate and inspire their work. Along the way they will show us some of the short films they have made.

Saturday 11pm

‘See Hear’ with Nick Kelly. Alien Envoy is the new musical alter ego of former front man with The Fat Lady Sings, and in recent years award winning short film maker, Nick Kelly. Nick will showcases three short films he has written and directed, and between the screenings and live music there will be a short audience discussion on the links between making music and making movies.


Sunday 29th May, 10am – 1.30pm, Village Hall

Screening of Short-listed Submission Films

Sunday 2pm

The Role of the Colourist.

Eugene McCrystal will discuss the role of a colourist in the creation of a piece of drama. Grading a film is an essential part of the post production process. Eugene will explain why.

Sunday 3pm

Mike Ahern of Team D.A.D.D.Y. One of our own, an amazing design animation filmmaker from Schull, who has won too many awards to mention, none more important than our ‘Best of Festival’ last year with ‘Mr. Foley’ which has gone on to win, the Melies D’Or and Audience prize at Strazbourg and Melies d’Argent.

Sunday 5pm

Goodtimes Enterprises: Greg Dyke Former Director General of the BBC will interview Sandy Lieberson, Former President of Production at 20th Century Fox and David Puttnam CBE, FRSA film producer and politician and former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Pictures. Don’t miss what will prove to be one of the highlights of the 2011 Festival.

Sunday 7pm

Red Sandstone Varied Productions will  have, over the 4 days of the festival created a short film, from concept to screening. At 7pm they will present the completed project.

Sunday 8pm: Award Ceremony

Sunday 9.30pm – Midnight

It’s a wrap……..Street Party with DJ and films projected onto various buildings along Main Street, everyone welcome.


School behind the church: Thursday – Sunday Red Sandstone Varied Production Workshop, Festival and Local Community involvement welcome in the creation of this short documentary to be screened on Sunday at 7pm.

Main Festival Car Park Thursday – Sunday

Gavin Harte’s amazing Cycling Cinema Tent,

Media Artist David Bickley’s Extraordinary ‘Dans Maen’.

Horse Box Cinema, School Bus Cinema,

Story Telling Tent for children.

Chapter One Book Shop Saturday 2pm  Steve Baker Reading from ‘Slabscape’.

Saturday 4 pm Gerard Stembridge Reading from ‘Unspoken’.

Hackett’s Bar “Soundtrack At Hackett’s”

Movie music all day and evening in Hackett’s, featuring a tribute to the late great John Barry

132 Short Film Submissions streaming to the following venues:

The Bunratty, Courtyard Crafts (Upstairs), Chapter 1, The Black Sheep, Hackett’s (Upstairs), The New Haven, Regan’s, Newman’s West (Upstairs) and the Village Hall.

Programme of children’s films in @Your Leisure.

Silent Films at the Library.

There is something for everyone as audiences will have a wide range of films and events to choose from including audiences with our special guests as well as our strong line-up of films in competition and a record number of countries represented which all combine to make this a leading international film festival.

Further information from

Or contact our Box Office Main Street, ‘@ Your Leisure’ 028 28600.

Booking & Tickets

Membership to the Festival is nominally priced and heavily subsidised and allows free access to the Village Hall for all events on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately there is no facility to reserve seating. All other festival activities are free of charge. We thank you for supporting Schull’s very own ‘Distributed Cinema’, an Intranet network dedicated to Short Film.

Festival 4 day membership                                              €40
(For an additional €10, become a friend of the festival.)
Student 4 day membership  (Student ID required)                   €25
Submitters 4 day membership                                        €25
1 Day Adult membership                                                         €15
1 Day Student and Submitters membership                             €10
The Box Office will be open daily from Monday 23rd May from 10:00am to purchase tickets.



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  1. […] The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival was launched last night in the Village Hall in Schull, Co Cork and will continue through the weekend.  For a list of events see here. […]

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