Students here at the end of May will love Schull’s SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & GET FREE TICKETS!


A very special way to improve your English, mingle with local people & visitors while enjoying the best of film entertainment.

Students who are attending our school during Schull's famous short film festival in May will be offered free tickets to watch the films and enjoy the fun festival atmosphere. The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is a four-day cultural experience, set in the picturesque seaside town of Schull over the last weekend in May. The event brings together, industry veterans as well as first time filmmakers, Academy-Award winners and film lovers of all ages. Filmmakers have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals, at workshops, master classes, panel discussions, screen talks and many other live events, exploring the craft and business of filmmaking.

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is held from Thursday 26th May to Sunday 29th 2011, drawing 2,000 attendees, screening 200 films.

 Actor and comedian Steve Coogan (Festival Patron) enjoys this unique event.Actor & Comedian Steve Coogan - Festival Patron


 ‘’What is a cinema?”

This year we challenge the notion of  ‘what is a cinema’ and seeing as Schull doesn’t have one, in the face of adversity, we will be looking for the answer in every corner of the village. This year for the first time, all of the submission films will be broadcast to pubs, restaurants and every available venue in town through an intranet server, set up by our local broadband provider. There will be several carefully selected short programmes for various age groups and for all tastes. They will range from 1st time directors, to award winning, local, national and international filmmakers with a wide mix of genres including drama, comedy, horror, thriller, animation, experimental and dance. For four days Schull will become a true festival of film.

Once again we’ve got an amazing line up this year, exploring the areas of Production, Direction, Sound and Cinematography and with the revolutionary innovation of broadcasting films to the whole village we expect the festival to be the best yet,’ said festival Co-Chair Helen Wells.

Below we see Best of Festival Award 2010, Greg Dyke Chairman of the British Film Institute (Patron) presenting to winner Enda Ahearn.

 Further information available online

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