Costume designer Joan Bergin to take part in the Fastnet Film Festival

8 March 2016
By Tom Collins

Joan Bergin, one of the world’s greatest costume designers, working internationally in several areas of performance, theatre, dance, film and television will bring some of her very extensive wardrobe to display at the festival, which will run from 25th to the 29th of May in Schull.


Joan’s film career covers the Jim Sheridan greats, My Left Foot, The Field, In the Name of the Father, The Boxer, and most recently ‘Secret Scripture’. Joan has received three Emmy Awards for Best Costume Design for her work on The Tudors and Camelot starring Joseph Fiennes along side 17 further nominations.

The 8th Fastnet Film Festival will run from Wed 25th – Sun 29th May, when 240 short films entered into competition will be screened in over 15 venues throughout the village of Schull. The workshops provide very high quality hands on experiences for filmmakers, concentrating on the craft of film. Filmmakers of all levels of experience share the same space. There is family entertainment for all ages, parties, film quiz, and feature screenings.

Distributed Cinema

“Distributed Cinema” is Schull’s very own dedicated server to short films. Anyone with a smartphone, laptop or iPad can access the past 7 years submitted films, archived workshops and Q&As, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year in the village of Schull. During the festival our server is used alongside HD media players, to screen shorts and features, in a number of smaller venues throughout the locality. From a bookshop, to an art gallery, numerous local pubs and restaurants and The Long Island Cinema, to the refurbished village hall, for 5 days at the end of May each year, the town with no cinema has 15 cinemas. We change the names outside each of the venues to familiar cinema names, ‘The Adelphi’, ‘The Plaza’, and ‘The Metropole’ etc.

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