Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th May, 2017.


Become a Friend of the Festival


We find it hard to believe that this will be our 8th festival.  With your help we have grown in all areas each year since our inception in May 2009.  This year will see a great leap forward in terms of the line up, if half of what we have planned comes to pass.

We continue to stay true to our mission objective:  To promote, encourage, educate and develop the talents of young, promising and established filmmakers, all the while boosting the economy of the local community.

If you would like to support the festival, we have a level of sponsorship to suit all, from Corporate Sponsor, to Friend of the Festival, and this year’s new options, which will be limited in number: Event Sponsor or advertising in our Festival Programme.

Event Sponsors

Contribution: €1,000
  • Invitation x 2 to the VIP Guest Dinner, Schull Harbour Hotel, Friday 27th May.
  • 2 VIP weekend passes to all events, including Opening Party, Opening Film, Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party on the Sunday evening.
  • Logo on the Fastnet Film Festival website
  • Your name and logo included in the Festival Programme


Corporate Sponsorship options

Contribution: €3,000

Sponsorship of the Fastnet Film Festival offers significant philanthropic and marketing opportunities.  The FFF team will work with you to develop a plan that meets your objectives and aligns your brand with our award-winning international profile.

Corporate sponsors are acknowledged wherever possible on all materials and communications relating to the Festival.  This includes logo credit on printed invitations, annual programme of events, event publications, posters, fliers, press releases, website, TV and online mailings.  Opportunity to create advertising and promotional material featuring the FFF and its guests, to create brand association with this award-winning festival and its world-class Film Experts.

Corporate Sponsors will receive VIP passes to all events, invitations to the VIP Guest Dinner, Launch Party, Opening Party, Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party.

Partnering with FFF will provide interesting marketing, research, corporate social responsibility and philanthropic opportunities.

Contribution: €5,000

Sponsors have the added benefit of presenting an award in their name at the Awards Ceremony and placing an ad in our festival programme.

Business Friends

Contribution: €250.
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Opening film.
  • 2 VIP weekend passes to all events
  • An invitation to the Opening Ceremony at Grove House
  • An invitation to the Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party
  • Logo on the Fastnet Film Festival website
  • Your name in the Festival Programme

Friends of the Festival

Contribution: €50 (single), €90 (couple).
  • 1 complimentary ticket per person to the opening film.
  • An invitation to the Opening Ceremony at Grove House
  • An invitation to the Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party
  • Your name included in the Festival Programme

The festival has grown from 60+ submissions in year 1 to 240 in 2016, with a footfall of 4,000+ film lovers attending the festival in May 2015.  We are a small festival with a very big heart.

Sign up now!

Click here to download the friends-of-the-festival-2016 application form.

Payments may be made through Paypal, please email for details and we would be delighted to talk to you.


Use the form below to initiate the bank transfer process.

Commitment to Becoming a Friend of the Festival

  • Please ensure that once you complete this form, you make the appropriate bank transfer to:

    IBAN: IE17 AIBK 9363 6701 9630 34


    Then look out for a copy of this form in your email. There will be a unique identifier code within it, please use this as the transfer note reference so that we can trace payments from you to us.

    Thank you!




Sincere thanks,

The Fastnet Film Festival Committee

Aidan Stanley, Bridie D’Alton, Helen Wells, Hilary McCarthy, John Kelleher, Julia Zagar, Maria Pizzuti, Maurice Seezer and Pauline Cotter