4th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival an Amazing Success

(Winner of Best of Festival Ruan Magan and Michael Barry on left)

The village hall in Schull was packed to the rafters this Sunday for the Award Ceremony of the 4th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival. Over 200 people were there to see Director Ruan Magan win the Best of Festival and Best Drama awards for his film Angel.

Ruan was presented with a cheque for €2,000 and a beautiful Pat Connor sculpture by Title Sponsor Michael Barry of Barry & Fitzwilliam. Best Irish Short Film Downpour, directed by Claire Dix was presented with a cheque for €2,000 by Greg Dyke. Best Young Filmmaker Caleb Slain from America, who directed The Lost and Found Shop also won €2,000. Best in Cork, The Hatch directed by Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern were presented with a cheque for €500 by the Cork Screen Commissioner Niall Mahony.

Following the Award Ceremony, the wrap party celebrations carried on into the small hours at the newly opened Courtyard on Main Street. ‘The over whelming sentiment is that it has been by far the most successful festival yet and we are already looking forward to next year, said Chairman Maurice Seezer.

Congratulations to all our winners, who were announced last night at the Awards Ceremony.

BEST OF FESTIVAL

Cash Prize of €2,000 and an original Pat Connor sculpture

Angel – Ruán Magan – 9m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST IRISH SHORT FILM

Cash Prize of €2,000

Downpour – Claire Dix – 4m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (U22)

Cash Prize of €2,000

The Lost & Found Shop – Caleb Slain 9m/USA/U22 – WINNER

 

BEST IN CORK

Cash Prize of €500 – Sponsored by Cork County Council

The Hatch – Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern – 12m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST DRAMA

Cash Prize of €200

Angel – Ruán Magan – 9m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST COMEDY

Cash Prize of €200

Small Time – Ged Murray – 12m/Ireland/Comedy/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Cash Prize of €200

Bei Yao Wan, Shanghai – Shiyan Feng – 11m/USA/Documentary/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Cash Prize of €200

Alterego Y La Máscara Del Miedo

Martha Cristiana Merino – 9m/Mexico/Experimental/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST DANCE

Cash Prize of €200

Painted – Duncan McDowall – 5m/Canada/Dance/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST ANIMATION

Cash Prize of €200

Mutatio – León Fernandez – 8m/Mexico/Animation/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST DIRECTION

Cash Prize of €100

Chit Chat – Piet Sonck 13m/Belgium/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Cash Prize of €100

The Voorman Problem – Mark Gill and Baldwin Li – 12m/UK/Comedy/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

Cash Prize of €100

The Hatch – George Brennan – 12m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cash Prize of €100

Downpour – Piers McGrail – 4m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

 

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