The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is a unique short film festival which takes place in the beautiful seaside town of Schull in West Cork, annually over the last weekend in May. We like to encourage those who attend the festival as well as watching films, to take part in the workshops and audiences with our guest directors. Over the past three years we have had Q&A audiences with Jim Sheridan, Pat McCabe, Gerard Stembridge, Jack Gold, Kirsten Sheridan, Steve Coogan, Greg Dyke, Tony Barry, Ian Power, David Puttnam (pictured above), Sandy Lieberson, Chris O’Dell, Carmel Winters, Juanita Wilson and many others.
A town such as ours without a Cinema provides those who attend the festival with alternatives. Distributed Cinema, Schull’s very own intranet network dedicated to short film. From a horse box to a micro cinema with eyepiece, a school bus, to a cycling cinema at the tented fringe, from a bookshop, to the village hall and to numerous local pubs and restaurants, Schull’s network connects, through Ethernet cable and wireless links, to its own short film archive on a dedicated server.
Having received over 500 short films from all around the world we have created a local, 1 GB intranet network and show all of the submitted films in all of the 12 venues in the village of Schull. Events taking place in the Main Venue can be streamed to any of the network connected venues. There are also 9 dedicated film festival intranet wifi spots in Schull, which enable access to the short film archive.
Films and interviews from the archive are available to stream free from within the network of Schull to anyone with a laptop, an iPad or a smart phone any day of the year. See information signs in situ.
Programme for 2012 will be announced at the Cinematographers Party at the Bodega, Cork City on Wednesday 18th April.