Recent News

Festival Awards Night 2024

May 28, 2024

Screening of Chariots of Fire followed by Q&A with Producer David Puttnam

May 18, 2024

Nathan Nugent and Lenny Abrahamson at FFF

May 14, 2024

Music in Film at FFF 2024

May 11, 2024

Irish Language Day on Cape Clear. Thurs 23rd May

May 11, 2024

Double Blind FFF Focus on Horror

May 8, 2024

Bloody Sunday & An Irish Goodbye at FFF 2024

May 7, 2024

That They May Face the Rising Sun' screening at Fastnet

April 28, 2024

Ransom '79's first festival screening at Fastnet

April 27, 2024

Evil Dead Rise screening at Fastnet in Schull

April 25, 2024

Nosferatu Reimagined: A Gothic Symphony at Fastnet Film Festival

April 14, 2024

One Night in Millstreet for Fastnet

April 1, 2024

A Night with King Frankie: Screening and Insightful Q&A with Peter Coonan, Olivia Caffrey, and Dermot Malone

March 24, 2024

Daisy Edgar Jones and Lenny Abrahamson latest highlights announced

March 18, 2024

Songs for While I'm Away' added to the line up in May.

March 9, 2024

The untold story of poet, organiser and hero Mary Jane O’Donovan Rossa

February 26, 2024

Oscar winners Ross White and Tom Berkeley announced as guests for FFF 2024

February 13, 2024

Festival Image Revealed, First Guests Announced.

February 3, 2024

Sponsor announced for Irish Day on Cape Clear 2024

Sponsor of the 2024 Irish Language Day on Cape Clear!

January 4, 2024

Sending our Very Best Wishes

Short Film Competition prize fund for 2024 is €24,000

December 18, 2023

Announcing new Best Irish Student of Film & Media Studies Award

October 29, 2023

Announcing The Winners at Fastnet Film Festival 2023

May 28, 2023

Four Finalists announced for the €25,000 Puttnam Script Award Live Pitching Event

May 15, 2023

Screening of An Cailín Ciúin with special guest the quiet girl herself, Catherine Clinch in attendance.

May 11, 2023

Full 2023 Programme Revealed

May 6, 2023

Score Composition

April 30, 2023

Casting, Screen Acting and Finding an Agent all part of FFF 2023

April 28, 2023

Focus on Ukraine

April 24, 2023

Schull to say Hello to 'An Irish Goodbye'.

April 20, 2023

Please join us for at the Cinematographers' Party, 3rd of May at the Crane Lane 18.00 - 20.00

April 15, 2023

Clair Dix

April 6, 2023

The Sparrow

April 3, 2023

How to Finance Your Film with Producer David Clarke

March 30, 2023

'Filming the Light' a masterclass by Kate McCullough

March 23, 2023

The Art of Screen Acting 2 - Day Masterclass

The Art of Screen Acting2 - Day Masterclass

March 20, 2023

Foley Lab workshop announced for FFF in May

March 2, 2023

Celebrating 15 Glorious years

February 27, 2023

First Guest for FFF 2023 Revealed

February 5, 2023

2023 Festival Image Revealed

January 31, 2023

Season's Greetings from Schull

December 23, 2022

€25,000 Puttnam Script Award Announced

November 9, 2022

Welcome to FFF 2023 which promises to be the best festival yet!

We are delighted to announce our 15th Call for Entries with a prize fund of €20,000.

September 22, 2022

Fastnet Film Festival 2022 Winners Announced.

Awards 2022

June 11, 2022

Pauline McLynn and Paddy Breathnach

May 29, 2022

2022 Shortlist Announced

May 29, 2022

Irish Language Day on Cape Clear

May 26, 2022

Pocket guide to FFF 2022

May 25, 2022

Opening Party

Please join us on Wednesday 25th of May at the Opening Party at Grove House Schull

May 25, 2022

Paul Mescal announced as guest for FFF in May

April 21, 2022

Please join us on Thursday 21st April for the Cinematographers' Party Crane Lane Cork.

All Welcome to the Crane Lane, Cork.Thurs 21st April, 6pm-8pm

April 5, 2022

Ciarán Hinds & Stephen Warbeck

During the festival Ciarán Hinds will be in Conversation with Siobhán McSweeney of Derry Girls fame. This will include the screening of clips of film from Ciarán career so far.

March 31, 2022

Special guest Stephen Rea

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Stephen Rea to the line up.

March 29, 2022

Breaking Out and Interference

March 24, 2022

Scotland News

March 14, 2022

Fastnet Film Festival hotting up!

March 8, 2022

Conversations with Friends Stars to Take Part in Fastnet

March 3, 2022

First Guest News

March 1, 2022

Human Rights Award

February 15, 2022

Happy New Year

December 31, 2021

Culture Night 2021

September 9, 2021

The Winners 2021

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM Cash Prize of €5,000Category Panel: Sue Howes, Sandy Lieberson & John Kelleher A Sister Delphine GirardBelgium | 16:29 | Drama SPECIAL MENTION Charlie SurferPia StrømmeNorway | 15:30 | Documentary BEST IRISH FILM Cash Prize of...

May 30, 2021

The Shortlist 2021

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM Cash Prize of €5,000Category Panel: Sue Howes, Sandy Lieberson & John Kelleher A SisterDelphine GirardBelgium | 16:29 | DramaCharlie SurferPia StrømmeNorway | 15:30 | DocumentaryDetoursChristopher YatesBelgium | 18:06 |...

May 29, 2021

3 days to lift off…

For five days from Wednesday, we will stream 350 competition short films from 50 countries, which includes Drama, Documentary, Animation, Scannain as Gaeilge, and more. From today you can join us in our secure screening room, sign up now for free, browse the...

May 24, 2021

Exciting News! In Short with the Experts

We are so excited to introduce this year's craft element...... Workshops and masterclasses with leading industry professionals have always been a welcome feature of our festival. Although Covid-19 has seen us having to put these on hold, for now, we are delighted about this...

May 14, 2021

Submission Selection Process for May 2021 Now Complete

We are delighted to announce that 350 of over 700 submission films are through to the next stage of the competition and will be screened as part of our online festival in May. Click here for the full list of competition shorts. 350 short films will be...

May 10, 2021

FFF 2021 Award’s Ceremony Hosted by Gerard Stembridge

Join us for our first virtual FFF Awards Ceremony – May 29th at 7pm. We would love to have celebrated with you in person in Schull, but that will have to wait untill May 2022. We are however delighted to announce this year’s Award Ceremony host, the...

April 29, 2021

€20,000 Puttnam Award Finalists announced

Four Finalists have been chosen by a panel of industry experts, from over 60 entries. There were so many excellent submissions the judges had a very difficult time choosing the shortlist. Those shortlisted will take part in a live pitching event which will be screened...

April 14, 2021


We are delighted to announce that 350 of over 700 submission films are through to the next stage of the competition and will be screened as part of our online festival in May. Many congratulations. NoYear EnteredFilm TitleDirector12020134Sarah-Jane...

March 11, 2021

Fastnet Film Festival 2021 to go online

Organizers of the Fastnet Film Festival confirm that their 2021 festival will go online from May 26-30. As with 2020, most events this year are being forced online and the future seems unclear as to when they may return but technology is providing an...

February 22, 2021

Fastnet Film Festival Announces New €20,000 Short Film Award

Fastnet Film Festival is pleased to announce The Puttnam Award, which will provide €20,000 to fund production of a live-action short film to be made on the Wild Atlantic Way in Cork with a theme reflecting ‘The New Normal’. Full details and application requirements...

October 31, 2020

Fastnet Film Festival 2020 – CANCELLED

March 21, 2020


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February 13, 2020


Having been voted best festival in West Cork, we're preparing for a record breaking Festival in 2020.

January 12, 2020


December 21, 2019


The FFF Team is Preparing for an even better festival in May 2020... The Winners of this year’s Southern Star West Cork Business & Tourism Awards have been announced, chosen from 111 businesses and organizations throughout the region. We are honored and...

December 9, 2019

Fastnet Film Festival Call For Entries

A focus on Social Rights at FFF 2022