Helen Wells


Helen was born in London and studied Kent.  She worked as Head of Private Client Administration at Global Asset Management, a London-based portfolio management company for 17 years.  In 2005 Helen and her family moved to Schull and all have embraced beautiful West Cork.  She volunteered as Festival Coordinator for the Art in Schull Festival in 2007 and 2008 and was Event Manager for the inaugural Belling West Cork Artisan Food Awards in 2011.

Born to organise, she relished the challenge of helping to set up a film festival in Schull in 2009 and has been part of the Committee ever since.  Helen was Co-Chair alongside Maurice Seezer from 2010 and was Chairman for the 2014 and 2015 Festivals before handing over the mantle to Hilary in 2016.

Helen manages the competition entries submitted to the Festival, coordinates the judging process and programmes the selected films into one hour programmes.  In addition, she programmes the festival events, oversees the Box Office and is also the Administrator for the Festival – she just loves spreadsheets!

During the Festival you will find her in the Festival Office with Pauline and Hilary, chained to her desk!  However, this year she is determined to escape and see some events…!

Helen Wells
Submissions Director & Programmer
Fastnet Film Festival
Schull, West Cork

+ 353 (0) 86 795 3501