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John Kelleher announced as Festival Director for the 2020 Fastnet Film Festival
29 Aug 2019 : News Desk
Fastnet Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival has announced that film and television producer John Kelleher will be the Festival Director for the 2020 edition of the Cork-based 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 Shoulder on Newstalk. John is also a patron and former Chairperson of FFF.

Call for Entries for the 12th Fastnet Film Festival has also been announced, with a prize fund of €20,000. Entry will open on September 1st with a new Irish Language category to be included for the first time, which carries a cash prize of €2,000.

Click here for more information about the festival and to submit your entry.

Full list of awards for the 2020 festival:

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

BEST IRISH LANGUAGE FILMCash Prize of €2,000
BEST IN CORKCash 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

The 12th Fastnet Film Festival runs from Wednesday, May 20th to Sunday, May 24th, 2020.




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