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
Despite the picturesque town’s remoteness, the wonderful international spread of countries represented by short films at the Schull festival is perfect testament to the imaginative resourcefulness of its organisers. The small town of Schull has proved itself perfectly capable of being the active hub of an energetic and sprawling global medium.” Barry Monahan lectures in the history and aesthetics of Irish and other national cinemas, and film theory, at University College Cork.