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Andrzej Bartkowiak Director of Photography on three films to receive Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, ‘The Verdict’, ‘Terms of Endearment’ (which won 5 Oscar Awards), and ‘Prizzi’s Honor’ will run a one day cinematography workshop at the Festival in Schull in May.

Bartkowiak made his directorial debut with ‘Romeo Must Die’ a martial-artsaction film starring Jet Li, which was a huge hit at the box-office and a year later he made the action-comedy film ‘Exit Wounds’ starring Steven Seagal.He provided the very natural look of James L Brooks’ glossy Oscar-winning Best Picture in “Terms of Endearment” and crafted the comic noir look for John Huston’s “Prizzi’s Honor” and the crisp, clean visuals for Ivan Reitman’s “Twins”.

2010 saw Andrzej’s return as Director of Photography on the thriller ‘Trespass’, directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage as a married couple taken hostage by extortionists.

“We are honoured and delighted to welcome Andrezj to Schull for our 5thAnniversary. Many thanks to the Polish Ambassador Marcin Nawrot for creating this opportunity. For anyone involved in film this will be an experience not to be missed.” Said Director of the Festival Maurice Seezer.

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 six marquees (with projector & screen), from a bookshop to the village hall (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 4 years of submission films any time of the day or night.

Over 5 days at the end of May, visitors can view this year’s 150+ Competition films which will be screened in every corner of the village, attend Q&As, Premieres, Workshops and Discussions, enjoy family entertainment at the Tented Fringe all in the beautiful seaside town of Schull.

Further information on www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com