Aidan Stanley


Aidan, an independent documentary-maker, was born and educated in Cork before leaving for Canada in his early twenties. From there he moved to Washington D.C. and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Maryland a few years later.

On returning to his hometown, he joined RTÉ and presented and produced radio programmes. In conjunction with Ian Wilson of Radio 2FM, he ran The Lark by the Lee, an annual free concert series in Cork’s Lee Fields. He directed and produced Four Big Days in the Life of Dessie Banks, a radio play by Enda Walsh, which won the BAI National Drama Award in 2001. He also represented Ireland at the Prix Europa Awards in Berlin.

Beginning with The Butter Road, he presented and produced many television documentaries. He has always had a passion for the arts, joining the boards of the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Film Festival, Everyman Palace Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival. Aidan began working with the Fastnet Film Festival in 2010 as an interviewer with the Green Room project as well as being tasked with looking after the Festival archive. He joined the Festival Committee two years ago and is responsible for International Liaison and Programming.

Currently, he divides his time between Schull and Cork City.

Aidan Stanley
Programmer/International Liaison
Fastnet Film Festival
Schull, West Cork

+ 353 (0) 86 313 6241