Director of award winning ‘His & Hers’ Ken Wardrop to take part in this year’s Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival.

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival has announced that Ken Wardrop will take part in a Q&A following the screening of a selection of his work at this year’s Festival, which takes place in Schull in West Cork from Thursday, 24th to Sunday, 27th of May.

Ken studied filmmaking at the National Film School, IADT. His short films have screened at many of the worlds most prestigious festivals including Sundance and Cannes. In 2008, his work received the Grand Prix Award at Sapporo. His short film ‘Undressing my Mother’, one of Ireland’s best known short films, won European Film Academy Award, Special Jury Mention at Sundance and an IFTA for Best Short Film. His Documentary on Circumcision Ouch and Bongo Bong, were both nominated for an IFTA. ‘Farewell Packets of Ten’ won Best Short Documentary at Toronto.

His & Hers, his first feature debut acquired phenomenal success winning the Audience award at the Dublin International Film Festival, the Feature Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, an IFTA for Best Feature Documentary and the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2010. It is a creative documentary exploring woman’s relationship with man, by visiting moments in the lives of 70 female characters. Shot in the hallways, living rooms and kitchens across the Irish Midlands, the story moves sequentially from young to old to deliver a unique insight into sharing life’s journey.

‘Along with this year’s strong line up of international films and the emerging voices of the filmmakers within the competition, the festival offers incredible access for filmmakers to high profile Directors and Cinematographers right through to post production sound and colour processing professionals.’ said chairman Maurice Seezer. ‘This year’s workshops will be challenging, inspiring and a must do for film enthusiasts. We will be announcing details at our launch at the Bodega in Cork next Wednesday, 18th May.’

Further details of this year’s workshops, programmes, guest speakers and fringe events check out Facebook.com/fastnetshortfilmfestival or out fastnetshortfilmfestival.com in the lead up to the festival.

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