Myles O’Reilly, arguably Ireland’s best music documentary filmmaker has joined the line up for this year’s festival, which will run from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th of May in Schull, West Cork. Winner of several iMTV Awards, his work will be familiar to anyone who watches contemporary Irish music on YouTube. His film documenting last year’s performances in the Mitchelstown Caves, by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special and James Vincent McMorrow premiered at the Cork Opera House last month, with rave reviews. His films are shot from his signature perspective of someone going to the gig, “Myles O’Reilly is an Irish director of exquisite live music films. No other director makes you feel like you’re right there at a gig” – The Irish Times

Myles has worked with the best in Irish music, filming live performances, music videos and documentaries with Glen Hansard, Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Villagers, Liam O’Maoinlai, Julie Feeney and Katie Kim to name but a few. He is a visual vigilante for Irish music, capturing extraordinary moments very naturally. This is documentary making in its truest form. ‘As soon as I point a camera at a performance I feel like I am part of it.’ Says Myles.

Each year, over the last weekend in May, the now five‐day Festival plays host to in excess of 200 short films. The commitment in Schull is to screen all of the short films entered into competition during the festival in as many different venues throughout the village as possible and to have them available on our archive for Wi-Fi viewing on smart devices within the network of Schull. The Tented Fringe will have amazing fun for all ages from Children’s Films, Puppet Shows, Puppet Making Workshops, Stop Frame Animation Workshops, Storytelling, Drama, the Cycle Cinema and much more.

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The Corona Fastnet Short Film would not be possible without the support of our Title Sponsor Barry & Fitzwilliam importers of Corona Beer and our Festival Associates William and Judith Bollinger, Benny and Cliona McCabe, Michael Satke, Frank Daly, Vivian Edward Nathan, Subaru Ireland, Mary & Denis Ryan and Digital Forge among others.

The Festival is grant aided by Cork County Council, West Cork Development Partnership, Fáilte Ireland, Culture Ireland, The Irish Film Board and The Arts Council.


The Festival is very much an ‘up close and personal’ experience. Filmmakers, directors, producers and invited guest speakers all share their experiences, giving shape and direction to each year’s challenging programme. This Short Film Festival without a Cinema invites you to explore alternatives throughout the village of Schull, providing those who attend with alternatives. Distributed Cinema is Schull’s very own intranet network dedicated to short film. From a horsebox (with HD streaming) to a micro cinema (with eye-piece), marquees (with projector & screen), from a bookshop to the village hall (720 HD Projection) and to numerous local pubs and restaurants. Schull’s network connects, through Ethernet cable and wireless to its own short film archive on a dedicated server. Anyone with a smartphone, laptop or iPad can access the server through Wi-Fi anywhere on the main street and watch any of the 5 years of submission films any time of the day or night.

* Winner ‘Video of The Year’ *2011 iMTV Awards*

* Winner ‘Best Irish Music Video Director’ *2010 iMTV Awards*

* Winner ‘Best Video for a Female Artist’ *2011 iMTV Awards*

“Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Julie Feeney, Villagers, Sinéad O’
Connor and a long-arm list of other names have had their performances and
downtime documented by O’Reilly in a style far removed from what we’re
used to seeing on our screens, small or otherwise”
– The Irish Times *Tony Clayton Lea Read full feature

“Myles O’Reilly is the finest music documentarian Ireland has right now”
– The Irish Independent *Nialer9

“Myles O’Reilly is an Irish director of exquisite live music films…
No other director makes you feel like you’re right there at a gig”
– The Irish Times *Una Mullally

Off-stage, on-stage, new or familiar, Arbutus Yarns is a
collection of documentaries and live music events
where if you like one artist, you’ll like them all.


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