Fastnet Film Festival announces John Kelleher as new Festival Director

28 August 2019
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

John Kelleher

Fastnet Film Festival, is delighted to announce film and television producer John Kelleher as Festival Director for the 2020 festival. A former Director of IFCO (the Irish Film Classification Office), John’s production credits include feature films, television drama and award-winning documentaries. He is on the board of Troy Studios, Creative Europe and Wildcard Distribution and is the resident film critic on Ivan Yates’s The Hard Shoulderon Newstalk. John is also a patron and former Chairperson of FFF.

Call for Entries for the 12th Fastnet Film Festival has been announced announced, with a staggering prize fund of €20,000. Entry opens on Sept 1st with a New Irish Language Category which carries a prize of €2,000 in cash.

The Awards

BEST IRISH SHORT FILM – Cash Prize of €5,000 + original Pat Connor sculpture
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM – Cash Prize of €5,000

BEST IRISH LANGUAGE FILM – Cash Prize of €2,000
BEST IN CORK – Cash Prize of €1,000 Sponsored by Cork Co Co
BEST STUDENT OF MEDIA & FILM STUDIES (Ireland Only) – Cash Prize of €1,000
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (Under 19) – Cash Prize of €500
BEST DRAMA – Cash Prize of €500
BEST COMEDY – Cash Prize of €500
BEST DOCUMENTARY – Cash Prize of €500
BEST ART HOUSE – Cash Prize of €500
BEST ANIMATION – Cash Prize of €500
BEST DIRECTION – Cash Prize of €500
BEST SCREENPLAY – Cash Prize of €500
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC – Cash Prize of €500
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Cash Prize of €500
BEST EDITING – Cash Prize of €500
BEST SOUND DESIGN – Cash Prize of €500

Submissions may be made through FilmFreeway by following the link https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FastnetShortFilmFestival

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