IFB Shorts Win At Corona Fastnet Film Festival
The Corona Fastnet Film Festival, which takes place annually in the village of Schull in Co. Cork, came to an end on Sunday 24th of May and there were a number of Irish Film Board funded shorts among the prize winners.
These included the Best Irish Short Film award for Cutting Grass, directed by John Kennedy and Ruairí O’Brien (the film also won Best Cinematography), the Best Screenplay Award for Sophie at the Races written by Alan Friel, and the Best in Cork award for Dave Tynan’s Rockmount.
There were prizes for animation too, with Best Original Music going to Mathew Nolan, Lioba Petrie, and Cameron Doyle of 3epkano for their score to Julien Regnard’s Somewhere Down the Line.
The Corona Fastnet Film Festival is an independent festival dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the 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. The festival’s commitment is to screen as many of the short films entered into competition as is possible, by streaming them to venues all over the village of Schull