Many of us are looking forward to the Fastnet Short Film Festival this year which is to take place between the 14th and 17th of May. The festival welcomed entries from all levels of filmmaking, giving short filmmakers a new opportunity to see their work on the big screen.
A number of local filmmakers have had their work accepted to the festival, and a few of these projects have been mentioned before on this blog. To start with, (in a rare moment of self-promotion..!), ‘The Bottle‘, co-directed by myself, Fiona Riordan (long time Stub contributor), James Sullivan and Hayret Abdula of Gifted Babies blog fame, is to be screened along with ‘Tom‘, a film by Fiona Riordan, and two other Gifted Babies projects: ‘True Love Leaves No Traces‘ and ‘Trippers Through Time‘ which you can read about here.
The official site for the festival, which can be found here, has yet to post it’s full programme of events, but outside of screenings, there will be a number of workshops and classes to attend. Not only that, but every filmmaker who has a film screened will receive a certificate (woo!) while other outstanding films will also receive awards before being screened for a second time on Saturday 16th of May.