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Welcome to FFF 2023

Call for Entries with a Prize
Fund of €20,000

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Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
Fastnet Film Festival 24-28th May 2023
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Our Village is our Screen

After a two-year hiatus, we are back and expecting a happy return to our pre-pandemic glory. Welcome to FFF 2022.

FFF is a short film festival without a cinema that provides those who attend with many alternatives, from the ferryman’s bedroom, the village hall and to café viewing in numerous local pubs and restaurants.

Over 500 short films from over 40 countries are entered into competition each year for a share in the cash prize fund of €20,000. The Festival focuses on the craft of filmmaking hosting seminars, workshops and masterclasses with industry experts on all aspects of the film industry. Fringe events include film quiz, live music, family entertainment and much more.

We are an independent festival dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers in a forum that celebrates short film. The element of competition is not paramount and while the prizes are significant, it’s the taking part and screening of entrants’ films in a public arena that counts. Short filmmakers work is rarely shown in the cinema. Our commitment, therefore, to screen as many of the short films entered into our competitions as possible throughout the village of Schull during

Reviews

Fastnet's communication and online viewing platform where great during a difficult festival.
It's my goal to be there in person in the future. Highly recommend
Mark Davis
Even though this festival was online, they still managed to pull it out of the bag. What a fantastic 4 days with a brilliant line up of judges and mentors. I loved having my short, The Widow, as part of Fastnet! Obviously the networking aspect suffered a bit because it couldn't be a live event but I still felt very welcome! Thank You x
Ailish Castillo
Wonderful festival ran by people who really appreciate and support filmmakers.
Noel Brady
Fastnet Film Festival continues to be my favourite Irish Film Festival, and this year was no exception. Helen, and the whole team behind FFF, were kind, encouraging and compassionate throughout. The whole experience was a complete joy, not least because of the efforts made to make this year's online festival as exciting (and accessible) as possible, which screened films of a particularly high standard. I absolutely adored my time at Fastnet and can't wait to attend again and again in years to come.
Pippa Molony
In terms of festivals which have dealt with the world's current predicament well, Fastnet tops the list for me. The viewing function for all of the outstanding films was user-friendly and smooth, and the selection of films was just as fantastic. The festival felt like an explosive celebration of the jaw-dropping Irish (and global!) talent in visual storytelling and I was left with a striking sense of being inspired having viewed all of the films. Of course, it was also a huge honour to be selected and awarded, which brings me to the final point - the awards show was seriously well done, and I am a big fan of the structure this festival takes with its early nominations and then the awards show, with a full day of viewing still available afterwards. I will definitely be submitting again in the future!
Sean Treacy
A BIG thank you to Helen, Hilary, and the Fastnet crew for their perseverance and professionalism during these trying times. It was an honor to be a part of the festival and we hope to be back in person one day!
Pat Battistini
Fastnet's communication and online viewing platform where great during a difficult festival.
It's my goal to be there in person in the future. Highly recommend
Mark Davis
Even though this festival was online, they still managed to pull it out of the bag. What a fantastic 4 days with a brilliant line up of judges and mentors. I loved having my short, The Widow, as part of Fastnet! Obviously the networking aspect suffered a bit because it couldn't be a live event but I still felt very welcome! Thank You x
Ailish Castillo
Wonderful festival ran by people who really appreciate and support filmmakers.
Noel Brady
Fastnet Film Festival continues to be my favourite Irish Film Festival, and this year was no exception. Helen, and the whole team behind FFF, were kind, encouraging and compassionate throughout. The whole experience was a complete joy, not least because of the efforts made to make this year's online festival as exciting (and accessible) as possible, which screened films of a particularly high standard. I absolutely adored my time at Fastnet and can't wait to attend again and again in years to come.
Pippa Molony
In terms of festivals which have dealt with the world's current predicament well, Fastnet tops the list for me. The viewing function for all of the outstanding films was user-friendly and smooth, and the selection of films was just as fantastic. The festival felt like an explosive celebration of the jaw-dropping Irish (and global!) talent in visual storytelling and I was left with a striking sense of being inspired having viewed all of the films. Of course, it was also a huge honour to be selected and awarded, which brings me to the final point - the awards show was seriously well done, and I am a big fan of the structure this festival takes with its early nominations and then the awards show, with a full day of viewing still available afterwards. I will definitely be submitting again in the future!
Sean Treacy
A BIG thank you to Helen, Hilary, and the Fastnet crew for their perseverance and professionalism during these trying times. It was an honor to be a part of the festival and we hope to be back in person one day!
Pat Battistini
I was unable to attend Fastnet but my Soundscape Artist, Johnny Kelleher, attended and had an enjoyable and productive experience. Helen and the team were great to work with and I was honored that our project, "Ma", was part of the festival. Nothing will keep me away if our next project gains acceptance. Best of luck to all who connected at the festival and to the future works of art they create together. Thanks to all involved. Anne Marie Kelly
Anne Marie Kelly
Great communication. Very well attended.Supported by RTE, national broadcaster. Accommodation can be difficult to find. Book as soon as your film is selected.
anthony breatnach
Loved every minute! So well run and everyone was extremely friendly. Excellent films to boot.
Jenny Wilson
i wasn't able to attend unfortunately, however the team were very responsive with any queries!
Alexander Deitsch
Unfortunately I couldn't attend. But communication with the festival and Helen was superb. They are passionate about looking after your film and getting it to an audience, we had 3 screenings. There's clearly a need for this festival in Schull. Thank you Fastnet.
Kristin Watson
Unforgettable experience at Fastnet Film Festival. Our favourite festival so far. Will certainly be back!
Ciaran Crudden
I was unable to attend Fastnet but my Soundscape Artist, Johnny Kelleher, attended and had an enjoyable and productive experience. Helen and the team were great to work with and I was honored that our project, "Ma", was part of the festival. Nothing will keep me away if our next project gains acceptance. Best of luck to all who connected at the festival and to the future works of art they create together. Thanks to all involved. Anne Marie Kelly
Anne Marie Kelly
Great communication. Very well attended.Supported by RTE, national broadcaster. Accommodation can be difficult to find. Book as soon as your film is selected.
anthony breatnach
Loved every minute! So well run and everyone was extremely friendly. Excellent films to boot.
Jenny Wilson
i wasn't able to attend unfortunately, however the team were very responsive with any queries!
Alexander Deitsch
Unfortunately I couldn't attend. But communication with the festival and Helen was superb. They are passionate about looking after your film and getting it to an audience, we had 3 screenings. There's clearly a need for this festival in Schull. Thank you Fastnet.
Kristin Watson
Unforgettable experience at Fastnet Film Festival. Our favourite festival so far. Will certainly be back!
Ciaran Crudden
I was unable to attend Fastnet but my Soundscape Artist, Johnny Kelleher, attended and had an enjoyable and productive experience. Helen and the team were great to work with and I was honored that our project, "Ma", was part of the festival. Nothing will keep me away if our next project gains acceptance. Best of luck to all who connected at the festival and to the future works of art they create together. Thanks to all involved. Anne Marie Kelly
Anne Marie Kelly
Great communication. Very well attended.Supported by RTE, national broadcaster. Accommodation can be difficult to find. Book as soon as your film is selected.
anthony breatnach
Loved every minute! So well run and everyone was extremely friendly. Excellent films to boot.
Jenny Wilson
i wasn't able to attend unfortunately, however the team were very responsive with any queries!
Alexander Deitsch
Unfortunately I couldn't attend. But communication with the festival and Helen was superb. They are passionate about looking after your film and getting it to an audience, we had 3 screenings. There's clearly a need for this festival in Schull. Thank you Fastnet.
Kristin Watson
Unforgettable experience at Fastnet Film Festival. Our favourite festival so far. Will certainly be back!
Ciaran Crudden
I was unable to attend Fastnet but my Soundscape Artist, Johnny Kelleher, attended and had an enjoyable and productive experience. Helen and the team were great to work with and I was honored that our project, "Ma", was part of the festival. Nothing will keep me away if our next project gains acceptance. Best of luck to all who connected at the festival and to the future works of art they create together. Thanks to all involved. Anne Marie Kelly
Anne Marie Kelly
Great communication. Very well attended.Supported by RTE, national broadcaster. Accommodation can be difficult to find. Book as soon as your film is selected.
anthony breatnach
Loved every minute! So well run and everyone was extremely friendly. Excellent films to boot.
Jenny Wilson
i wasn't able to attend unfortunately, however the team were very responsive with any queries!
Alexander Deitsch
Unfortunately I couldn't attend. But communication with the festival and Helen was superb. They are passionate about looking after your film and getting it to an audience, we had 3 screenings. There's clearly a need for this festival in Schull. Thank you Fastnet.
Kristin Watson
Unforgettable experience at Fastnet Film Festival. Our favourite festival so far. Will certainly be back!
Ciaran Crudden
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