Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival Winners Announced

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Lenny Abrahamson and Pat Shortt.

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival finished on Sunday, 24th May after screening over 350 short films across 15 different venues, from the Ceiling Cinema, Mirror Cam and screenings on Long Island to pub and café viewings all over town.

The festival also included gala screenings, workshops and forums with some of Ireland’s top producers and directors including Maureen Hughes, Pat Kiernan, Hilary Durman, Rob Cullen, Ciaran Crowley, Carmel Winters, John Kelleher and Gaby Smyth. The 34 participating guests also included John Madden (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Pat Shortt, Jim Sheridan, Lenny Abrahamson, Greg Dyke and John Carney (Once).

The winners were announced on Sunday night:

Winners – 2015

BEST OF FESTIVAL

An Der Tür – Miriam Bliese (3m/Germany/Drama)

BEST IRISH SHORT FILM

Cutting Grass – John Kennedy & Ruairi O’Brien (12m/Ireland/Drama)

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (U22)

Pockets  – Lochlainn McKenna  (11m/Ireland/U22) – WINNER

BEST IN CORK

Rockmount – David Tynan (13m/Ireland/Drama) – WINNER

BEST JUNIOR FILMMAKER (U17)

It’s A Thing – Meredith Morran, Sage McCommas & Sebastian Crank (5m/USA/U17) – WINNER
An Evening of Culture – Jacob Goode (7m/Ireland/U17) – RUNNER UP

BEST DRAMA

An Der Tür – Miriam Bliese (3m/Germany/Drama)

BEST COMEDY

Dating Eliza – Peter Lydon  (13m/UK/Comedy)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Hangar B – Thomas Beug (7m/Ireland/Documentary)

BEST ARTHOUSE

Domoj – Simona Feldman (9m/Germany/Arthouse) – JOINT WINNER
Karaoke Queen – Dan O’Connell (4m/Ireland/Arthouse) – JOINT WINNER

BEST ANIMATION

Bar – Pascal Flörks  (8m/Germany/Animation)

BEST DIRECTION

An Der Tür – Miriam Bliese (3m/Germany/Drama)

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sophie At The Races – Alan Friel (16m/Ireland/Drama)

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

Somewhere Down The Line – Matthew Nolan, Lioba Petrie and Cameron Doyle of 3epkano (10m/Ireland/Animation)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cutting Grass – Ruairi O’Brien (12m/Ireland/Drama)

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