David Puttnam and Sandy Lieberson were interviewed by Chairman of the British Film Institute, Greg Dyke, during Schull’s Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2011. Other highlights included Carmel Winters, Juanita Wilson and Rebecca Daly being interviewed by Gerard Stembridge, Marika Griehsel’s powerful documentary “Resolution” in its worldwide festival premiere, and hundreds of short films shown all over the village of Schull. Because the village of Schull has no cinema, short films were shown in many alternate venues…from a village hall, to a horse box, from a cycling cinema to the smallest cinema in the world. A report on the festival will appear here along with various images and edited highlights just as soon as we figure out how to edit on Final Cut Pro…it could take a while…but it’ll be worth it.
Our full programme for 2011 is listed here, Click Here to download brochure.
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Membership to the Festival is nominally priced and heavily subsidised and allows free access to the Village Hall for all events on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately there is no facility to reserve seating. All other festival activities are free of charge. We thank you for supporting Schull’s very own ‘Distributed Cinema’, an Intranet network dedicated to Short Film.
Thursday 26th May 2011
The Old Boys School, Schull
RSVP is a theatrical events company based in Cork, Ireland specializing in Film, Theatre, Events & Workshops
Connections. Make a short film during a festival from concept to screening. We source the core crew, cast and equipment in advance of the beginning date but remain open to new participants from the festival community or the local community until the day we commence. The principle idea is that we create the film ‘from scratch’ beginning on day one and work towards a finished edit for public viewing, on the final day. A further layer is added to the project in the making of a feature length documentary of the work involved, by a second crew.
Thursday 26th May 2011: Meet at The Old Boys School, Schull. Discuss and decide among the final production group on theme and story. Workshopping of ideas in performance-crew participation expected and invited.
Friday 27th May 2011: Rehearse final performance and the camera shots necessary, in the minimum number of takes, to ensure an uncomplicated edit.
Saturday 28th 2011: Videography of the work. Editing begins.
Sunday 29th May 2011: Editing is completed by 4pm. Public viewing at 7pm in the Village Hall.
A 15 minute presentation of the process, a 5-15 minute film, and a thirty minute discussion on the film and the process,
inviting audience participation.
The Village Hall / 10am – 6pm / Thursday 26th May 2011
Short Film Submissions, CFSFF 2011
The Village Hall / 6.30pm / Thursday 26th May 2011
The Gracie Blue: A People’s History. 12 min / documentary / Ireland / 2010
Students of Schull Community College: A. Collins, C. McKenna, D. O’Callaghan, E. O’Regan, A.O’Sullivan, E. Walsh. Facilitated by Ciarán Deeney and El Zorrero Films
Schull locals discuss the arrival of a mysterious boat just after WWII
The Village Hall / 7pm / Thursday 26th May 2011
Official Opening of the Third Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival
The Village Hall / 8pm / Thursday 26th May 2011
With an introduction by Professor Nuala Finnegan, Director at the Centre for Mexican Studies, University College Cork. This is our second year to have a programme of Mexican Short Films at CFSFF. Last year, we opened a West Cork portal to world cinema by contacting IMCINE, the Mexican Institute of Cinematography. “We are the gulf stream’s first port of call after leaving Mexico”, we said, “and your coconuts keep washing up on our beaches!”. It seems appropriate that we should now introduce this selection of their finest short films from 2010 with the wonderfully experimental short Entre paredes de agua.
Entre paredes de agua 27 min / Mexico
Directed by Rosa Martha Fernández
Flavio lives underwater with his fellow amphibians, but their evolutionary destinies may lie elsewhere.
Firmes 10m / Mexico
Directed by Yordi Capó
Over a long formal ceremony, a private tries to stand to attention despite the many obstacles he faces.
La mina de oro 10m / Mexico
Directed by Jacques Bonnavent
Betina finds love over the internet. She leaves her world behind to meet her virtual fiancé.
Martyris 8m / Mexico
Directed by Luis Felipe Hernández Alanís
A little Saint cares for various beings with suicidal impulses until he is encouraged not to intervene.
Miramelinda 13 min / Mexico
Directed by Jesús Pimentel Melo
Don Jorge Rivas’ daily existence is populated by ghosts from his chronicles and his own past.
Luna 8m / Mexico
Directed by Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas
A little girl named Zoe discovers a beautiful moon in the middle of a dark, mechanised world.
El último canto del pája ro Cú 10m / Mexico
Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios
As Ulises crosses the line that separates life from death, he realizes that this is the most exciting moment of his life.
Friday 27th May 2011
@ Your Leisure, Main Street Schull and in the Car Park Venues: All day during the festival
Especially selected from our archive a collection of shorts
to delight and challenge the imagination of our junior audience
Junior Programme 1
A trip to the world of wonders: Suggested age: 5+
The Song of Red Forest, Akihito Izuhara, Animation, Japan 2008
Googuri Googuri. Yoshiko Misumi, Animation, Japan 2010
The Boy Setanta, Robert Kelly, Animation, Ireland 2010
Same Time Tomorrow, Christopher Galvin, Animation, Ireland 2009
Tomato Soup, Paul O’Brien, Animation, Ireland 2008.
Food Art, Bernard Dowd, Animation, Ireland 2010
Junior Programme 2
Monkey Business: Suggested age: junior 10+
Free Chips Forever, Claire Dix, Drama. 2009 Ireland
Iker Pelos Tiesos, Sandra Garcia Velten, Comedy, 2009 Mexico
Extracting Money, Nial O’Keeffe, Drama. 2007 Ireland
Loft, Gareth Chambers Drama, 2010 Ireland
Pentecost, Peter McDonald, Comedy 2010 Ireland
Low Battery, Zoe Slusar, Drama. 2010 Canada
Somnium, Arran Bradstock, Drama 2010 Ireland
Junior Programme 3
Teen spirit: Suggested age: 13+
Buon Giorno Sayonara, Karen Hope, Comedy 2010 UK
Play, Muriel D’Asembourg, Drama, 2008 UK
El Mimo, Kive Guttman Drama, 2010 Mexico
In My Shoes, Hermina Campbell, Drama. 2010 UK
Gaki Biwa-houshi, Reiko Yokosuka, Animation. 2005 Japan
Junior Programme 4
Experimental & dance: suggested age: 16+
Tick Tock Ien Chi, Experimental. 2010 USA
Salma’s scarf Steve Woods, 2009 Ireland, Syria
Luna, Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas, Animation, 2010 Mexico
Deep End Dance Conor Horgan Dance, 2010 Ireland
Eternal Steve Woods, Dance, 2010 Ireland
Kudan Taku Kimura, Animation, 2008 Japan
The Village Hall / 10am – 12.30pm / Friday 27th May 2011
Short Film Submissions, CFSFF 2011
The Village Hall / 1pm / Friday 27th May 2011
Sign Magic 25 min doc. Ireland. Directed by David Shaw Smith
Tomás Tuipéar, third generation sign-writer practices his craft & introduces his colourful town, Clonakilty in West Cork, Music & Craic.
Born in Dublin in 1939, David Shaw Smith was educated in Dublin, Scotland and emigrated to the U.S. before returning to Ireland in 1961 to work for RTÉ’s nascent television division. Since 1970, he has spent most of his career as a documentary filmmaker, producing over 100 television documentaries, including the Hands series about traditional crafts for RTÉ. His films are held in the collections of the American Museum of Broadcasting and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1984, he published the photographic book Ireland’s Traditional Crafts, which he revised through nationwide grassroots research for a new edition published in 2003. He has held a seat on the board of the Crafts Council of Ireland since 1987. In 1999, he founded Ceárta Inneona, Ireland’s first blacksmithing school, and serves as its chairman. His awards include the Special Jury Selection at the Los Angeles International Film Festival (1993), the Jacob’s Television Critics Award (1986) and the Golden Harp Award (1984) and an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin (1987). He recently received funding from The Heritage Council for an Audiovisual Irish Heritage Archive (2005). A member of Aosdána, he lives in Co. Mayo with his wife Sally.
Village Hall: 2pm Friday 27th May 2011
Killian Fitzgerald: Post Production Sound in Film
When shooting a film one of the most common casualties of the budget can be location recording. At the scripting / planning stage, a lot of these potential problems can be overcome, and yet there will always be those that escape and come back to haunt a filmmaker, showing up as a nasty surprise in the sound mixer’s studio. Sound post production is usually the very last thing in the post production chain and almost always suffers from budgets running dry.
Killian Fitzgerald has been working in the sound post production business for over 20 years. Working on everything from student shorts to full budget feature films, from TV trailers to soap operas, dramas and documentaries. He will show the multiple award winning short film, Small Change, a film he provided the audio post production for. He will talk about the importance of sound editing, effects design, mixing techniques and how some simple planning at an early stage can make the difference between a film turning out with a decent sound track or not. For anyone interested in learning how to plan sound in their film, whether dialogue, sound effects, music or mixing, this presentation is a must. (web.mac.com/avatarpostproduction)
Village Hall: 3.30pm Friday 27th May 2011
Cinema From Japan: A Selection of Films From The Sapporo Short Fest.
“Not many Japanese short films are screened outside of Japan. Some of the films in this program are relatively successful in this respect. e.g. ‘The Song of Red Forest’ has been screened in Berlin International Film Festival. But still, there aren’t many chances to see them. I would like to thank the festival for giving them the opportunity”. (Akira Hatsusegawa on behalf of the Sapporo Short Fest.)
With an Introduction by Steve Baker
Steve Baker is an artist manager, creative business consultant, lecturer and writer who lives with his wife in Tokyo. He acts as a judge at the Sapporo Film Festival and also judges the Experimental category of the Fastnet Short Film Festival’s submissions. His first science fiction novel “Slabscape: Reset” was published in November 2010 and Steve will read from it at 2pm in Chapter One Bookshop, Main Street Schull on Saturday 28th May 2011.
Ishi No Oto Macoto Kinoshita / 19 min / Drama / Japan / 2006
(the sound of the stone) An elderly man has lost his wife and is learning to accept her death through a number of strange events.
Kudan Taku Kimura / 9min / Animation / Japan / 2008
The Japanese monster Kudan has a human head and the body of cow. It speaks human language, predicts significant incidents such as war or disaster and dies in three days. A man is having difficulty communicating with his son, but when he is transformed into a Kudan, he quickly understands the error of his ways.
Silent Lake Eiji Shimada / 5min / Experimental / Japan / 2008
A girl is in a sleep. There is a silent lake inside of her. She is walking around the lake, at the same time, she is sleeping, and dreaming in silence. One time she celebrates beauty of nature, and the other time she stands still surrounded by enormous amount of trash. She tries to see what she can’t see.
Jitenska Dean Yamada / 22min / Comedy / Japan / 2009
(Bicycle)Quiet young Mamoru loses his job and, coincidentally, his beloved bicycle. As he learns to piece his life back together, he finds not only his vehicle but also his voice.
Bijyo Shunsuke Minowa / 14min / Comedy / Japan / 2009
(A beautiful girl’s nose) Kaoruko is distressed about her hyper sense of smell. Her whole life is in disarray because of this. She undergoes a treatment to cure her affliction. However, she begins to feel something is amiss as she tries to lead
a normal life.
Googuri Googuri Yoshiko Misumi / 8 min / Animation / Japan 2010
A story of a girl’s imagination, a made up, secret word shared by a girl and her grandfather. He is like a mountain to her, at other times a tree, or an ocean; and her thoughts take thoughts take flight endlessly.
Gaki Biwa-houshi Reiko Yokosuka / 6 min / Animation / Japan 2005
When Gaki starts to play “biwa” on the veranda, surroundings transform. The gaki is a “biwa” player of the ogre, who plays the instrument well. When he starts to play it at the veranda, surroundings transform into the profound and remote world.
The Song of Red Forest Akihito Iz uhara / 6 min / Animation / Japan 2008
In the deep forest two woodland creatures, Nini and Nana, sing a folk song.
Many thanks to Toshiya Kubo and Akira Hatsusegawa from the Sapporo Film Festival for this compilation.
Village Hall: 5.30pm Friday 27th May 2011
“As If I Am Not There” (2010)
109 minutes: An Octagon film. Director: Juanita Wilson, Producers: James Flynn, Nathalie Lichtenthaeler, Karen Richards
Set during the Bosnian War in the 1990s, Juanita Wilson’s powerful drama is based on true stories brought to light by Croatian writer Slavenka Drakulic during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. The film’s beautiful cinematography contrasts with the unbearably harsh experiences of its main character Samira in a Serbian rape camp. Even in these conditions, the film somehow finds a redemptive quality in Samira’s realization that survival means more than merely staying alive…it requires being open to the possibility of a future.
Juanita Wilson studied Fine Art in NCAD, Arts Management in UCD and journalism in DIT. Before her career as a director, she developed and produced two award winning films, “H3” and “Inside I’m Dancing”. Motivated by a desire to tell powerful stories about the resilience of the human spirit, she developed and directed an Oscar nominated short film “The Door” before directing her first feature “As If I Am Not There”. Juanita has recently been named among Variety’s top ten directors to watch for 2011.
Followed by Q&A with director Juanita Wilson chaired by Marika Griehsel.
Village hall: 8.15pm Friday 27th May 2011
Introduction to “Resolution” by Joan Giller with reference to her own experiences working in Africa among survivors of sexual violence.
Joan Giller trained as a doctor in Manchester. She specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology and also holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She worked in Uganda for three years with women survivors of sexual violence and set up an indigenously run service for women in the villages there. She has carried out consultancies for non-governmental organisations in Darfur, South Sudan and Liberia advising on projects addressing gender-based violence and (in Liberia) conducting research in Internally Displaced People camps to look at the sexual exploitation of children. She has also worked for many years in the UK, and now in Ireland, with refugees and asylum seekers, including a large number of women who are survivors of sexual violence.
Village hall: 8.30pm Friday 27th May 2011
58 minutes: A Giant Film Production. Director: Marika Griehsel Produced by: Marika Griehsel & Simon Stanford
This politically charged documentary reveals how Margot Wallström was appointed as the first ever UN special representative on sexual violence in war and conflict in February 2010. Over 10 short months, her team brought the issue of rape being used as a strategic weapon of war to the top of the agenda at the UN Security Council and thereby made the plight of the women an international peace and security issue. In this documentary, Wallström and her colleagues visit rape survivors and activists on the front lines of conflict in Africa and the Balkans and together they develop and push through UN resolution 1960, which provides the UN with the powers to hunt down and prosecute the perpetrators of sexual violence and aims to bring an end to the age old notion that rape is a form of acceptable collateral damage in conflict.
Marika Griehsel is a Swedish journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in Africa for more than 10 years she has produced documentaries and covered events in Africa, the Balkans, former eastern Europe and internationally. During this time she has won some of Sweden’s most prestigious Journalism and Television awards including the Grand Journalism prize (Shared with Simon Stanford), the Wilhelm Moberg Stipendium, the Icarus Prize (The Swedish TV producer prize – Shared with Simon Stanford) and the Swedish Literature Academy Karin Girow prize, “ for outstanding contribution in the educational field”
Followed by Q&A with director Marika Griehsel chaired by Joan Giller & Juanita Wilson.
Saturday 28th May 2011
Village Hall: 10.30am Saturday 28th May 2011
From Script To Screen: A Masterclass With Jack Gold
“A workshop to see the process a director makes in transforming a text to the screen. It involves understanding the words, making choices as to meaning and performance and composing for the camera. It is NOT a lecture but an open discussion with the actors and the audience participating.” Jack Gold (2011)
Jack Gold directed “The Naked Civil Servant” with John Hurt in 1975 and has had an outstanding career as a director. He proposes using two actors to play Act 1 Scene 7 from Macbeth to explore the creative processes required to shoot it on camera and what the differences might be between a stage performance and a performance for the screen. Chris O’Dell has worked with Jack as director of photography on several films including the wonderful “Goodnight Mr. Tom” (1998), a feature we showed at CFSFF 2010. This is a unique opportunity to witness a very experienced and successful director at work. In order for the audience to be able to fully participate in the process, the camera image will be projected directly onto the large screen in the Parish Hall.
Director: Jack Gold. DOP: Chris O’Dell. DOPs Assistant: Mark McCarthy Actors: Pat & Joan Bracken
Act 1 Scene 7 from Macbeth.
SCENE VII. Macbeth‘s castle.
Hautboys and torches. Enter a Sewer, and divers Servants with
dishes and service, and pass over the stage. Then enter MACBETH
If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well
It were done quickly: if the assassination
Could trammel up the consequence, and catch
With his surcease success; that but this blow
Might be the be-all and the end-all here,
But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,
We’ld jump the life to come. But in these cases
We still have judgment here; that we but teach
Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return
To plague the inventor: this even-handed justice
Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice
To our own lips. He’s here in double trust;
First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,
Strong both against the deed; then, as his host,
Who should against his murderer shut the door,
Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan
Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been
So clear in his great office, that his virtues
Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against
The deep damnation of his taking-off;
And pity, like a naked new-born babe,
Striding the blast, or heaven’s cherubim, horsed
Upon the sightless couriers of the air,
Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,
That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself
And falls on the other.
Enter LADY MACBETH
How now! what news?
He has almost supp’d: why have you left the chamber?
Hath he ask’d for me?
Know you not he has?
We will proceed no further in this business:
He hath honour’d me of late; and I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people,
Which would be worn now in their newest gloss,
Not cast aside so soon.
Was the hope drunk
Wherein you dress’d yourself? hath it slept since?
And wakes it now, to look so green and pale
At what it did so freely? From this time
Such I account thy love. Art thou afeard
To be the same in thine own act and valour
As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that
Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life,
And live a coward in thine own esteem,
Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’
Like the poor cat i’ the adage?
I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more is none.
What beast was’t, then,
That made you break this enterprise to me?
When you durst do it, then you were a man;
And, to be more than what you were, you would
Be so much more the man. Nor time nor place
Did then adhere, and yet you would make both:
They have made themselves, and that their fitness now
Does unmake you. I have given suck, and know
How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me:
I would, while it was smiling in my face,
Have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums,
And dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn as you
Have done to this.
If we should fail?
But screw your courage to the sticking-place,
And we’ll not fail. When Duncan is asleep–
Whereto the rather shall his day’s hard journey
Soundly invite him–his two chamberlains
Will I with wine and wassail so convince
That memory, the warder of the brain,
Shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason
A limbeck only: when in swinish sleep
Their drenched natures lie as in a death,
What cannot you and I perform upon
The unguarded Duncan? what not put upon
His spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt
Of our great quell?
Bring forth men-children only;
For thy undaunted mettle should compose
Nothing but males. Will it not be received,
When we have mark’d with blood those sleepy two
Of his own chamber and used their very daggers,
That they have done’t?
Who dares receive it other,
As we shall make our griefs and clamour roar
Upon his death?
I am settled, and bend up
Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.
Away, and mock the time with fairest show:
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Village Hall: 2pm Saturday 28th May 2011
Understanding The Pitch: With Fran Keaveney, Short Films Executive with Bord Scannán na hÉireann
One of the more important elements, after coming up with a brilliant idea, is to sell it. With a limited audience of funders to sell it to, it is important to get it right as you may only get one shot. The application is the first thing to impress (or NOT) and Fran will go through the application process and explain the importance of getting it right. “This is the hardest stage as you have to stand out from usually over a hundred applications” says Fran. “If short-listed I will explain the importance of presenting your project at an interview and show a few examples of great applications, explain the importance of mood boards, visual references and when necessary music”. Fran will go on to explain the difference between pitching a documentary and a drama and will also talk about distribution and the importance of marketing your film, showing short films of her choice to illustrate her point. Finally she will talk about the festivals the IFB pitch to and look at on-line distribution and sales. (www.irishfilmboard.ie)
For anyone interested in developing an idea from script to screen, Fran Keaveney’s talk is not to be missed.
Village Hall: 4.30pm Saturday 28th May 2011
Stripburger in Motion Slovenia / 33 min Animated Film Directed by Boris Dolenc
“While reading the comic strips in the Stripburger magazine I was struck by the idea that we should make these comic strips come alive – put them in motion. The right moment to make the comic strips walk is the present moment as the magazine celebrates its 18th anniversary. The film will celebrate the coming of age of the magazine, which has become well-acclaimed among Slovene as well as foreign authors, the expert public and fans of comic art.”
The film Stripburger in Motion, produced by FORUM Ljubljana, is based on 8 comic strips by authors of different nationalities:
Train of Love (Sascha Hommer, Germany)
Messiah (Vladan Nikolić, Serbia)
The Little Squirrel (Alberto Vazquez, Spain)
Fog (Damijan Sovec, Slovenia)
The 8th Deadly Sin (Kaja Avberšek, Slovenia)
Religions (Matej De Cecco, Slovenia)
Summer Breeze (Dunja Janković, Croatia)
A Man for Malin (Malin Biller, Sweden)
Stripburger is still the only Slovene comic magazine covering news in comics, theories on comics and works of Slovene and foreign comic authors (there have been 36 editions released so far). Ecology, sex, madness, and physical handicaps have all been themes in special editions, while regular features have includes an anti-nazi Calendar, human rights postcards and Stripburek, a special Eastern European anthology featuring comics from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and of course Slovenia. With its diverse activities Stripburger is exceptional not only in Slovenia but also in the international sphere, not least because of its concern with thematic issues such as marginalised social groups, human rights, madness, war and sexuality.
Village Hall: 5.30pm Saturday 28th May 2011
Samson Films. Director/Writer: Carmel Winters, Producer: Martina Nyland (www.samsonfilms.com)
With an introduction by John Kelleher, former director of Irish Film Classification and patron of CFSFF.
John Kelleher was appointed Director of Irish Film Classificaton in April 2003 following a publicly advertised competition process. Born in Dublin, he graduated with a BCL degree from UCD and a Masters Degree in Drama from the University of Kentucky. He was called to the Bar in 1971. As a producer/director in RTE, he produced many award winning programmes, including ‘Strumpet City‘ and ‘Even the Olives Were Bleeding‘. He was appointed Controller of Television Programmes in 1980 and established the ‘Today Tonight’ programme in the same year. He left RTE in 1983 to become Managing Director of The Sunday Tribune.
For over twenty years, he was one of Ireland’s leading independent film and television producers. He has produced six cinema films, including ‘Eat the Peach‘ (1986), which he co-wrote, ‘Speakeasy’ (1999), ‘The Halo Effect’ (2002) directed by Lance Daly and ‘Bang, You’re Dead’ (2002) directed by Martin Daneels. He has produced six television drama series, numerous documentaries and four series of TV3’s current affairs flagship, ‘Agenda‘. His daughter Roisin is a senior producer with BBC Belfast and his son Macdara is a Dublin-based film and television producer with Fastnet films. John will chair a Q&A with the director Carmel Winters after the viewing.
Snap is a dark and unsettling meditation on issues within three generations of a family that are so painful for a mother and her son to face that they have assumed them to be normal and unworthy of comment, until a line is crossed and the demons, by necessity, confronted. The story is revealed slowly, in an unusual and imaginative manner, which leaves you admiring the control exercised by it’s talented writer/director Carmel Winters. Special mention must go to the actors, Aisling O’Sullivan and Stephen Moran. Their performances are perfectly judged, tied in as they are to the film’s core revelation, and while it is an uncomfortable experience for the audience, it is also compelling. Snap is, without question, one of the most important Irish films of the last decade, a worthy winner of Best Irish Film and Best Irish Director at the Dublin Critics Circle Awards 2011.
Carmel Winters was born in Cork and studied drama at TCD. She was a founder director and writer of Other Stage Theatre, Dublin and of Forum Theatre with Women’s Aid, Dublin. She has taught drama in TCD and was an associate lecturer of creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Her play “B for Baby” won Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011 having played at the Abbey Theatre during the Dublin Theatre Festival, 2010. “Snap” started life as scenario created to train psychiatrists by Winters. “The idea was to present the psychiatrists with a fictional scenario that would allow them to practice the skills they would need to deal with challenging real-life situations,” she explains. This scenario grew into a one-woman play focusing on Sandra, and her teenage son Stephen. “I came up with a mother and son that were a very close but an utterly estranged unit, and the dynamic that was there in that very first outing with the audience is the same dynamic that you see in ‘Snap’, having come through both the training scenario, the play, and then through to the film.” (Interview courtesy of Aileen Moon, www.iftn.ie)
Village Hall: 8.30pm Saturday 28th May 2011
From Short to Feature: Gerard Stembridge interviews Carmel Winters, Juanita Wilson and Rebecca Daly.
Are short films industry demos paving the way towards feature film making, or are they works of art in their own right? Three Irish directors who have effortlessly made the transition from short filmmaking to the longer form, Carmel, Rebecca and Juanita will talk about some of their past work in short film, what interests them and continues to motivate and inspire their work. Along the way they will show us some of the short films they have made.
Gerard Stembridge is an author and director. His latest novel “Unspoken” will be published in June 2011. He has written numerous plays, screenplays and novels and has directed four feature length films over an eclectic and varied career in the arts. He is a regular contributor to and patron of our festival.
Rebecca Daly’s first feature “The Other Side Of Sleep” was selected for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2011. She is the first Irish female filmmaker selected to compete for the festival’s Camera D’Or, awarded for best first feature. Rebecca studied English and Theatre before taking a Masters in Film. She has made two short films “Joyriders” (2006) and “Hum” (2010), which was selected and developed as part of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2009 and was showcased there last year.
Village Hall: 11pm Saturday 28th May 2011
‘See Hear’ with Nick Kelly. Alien Envoy is the new musical alter ego of former frontman with The Fat Lady Sings, and in recent years award winning short film maker, Nick Kelly. Nick will showcases three short films he has written and directed, “Delphine”, “Why The Irish Dance That Way” and “Shoe”, a film that was short listed for nomination at the 2011 Academy Awards. Between the screenings and live music there will be a short audience discussion on the links between making music and making movies.
Sunday 29th May 2011
Village Hall: 10am Sunday 29th May 2011
Short Listed Short Film Submissions, CFSFF 2011
Village Hall: 2.00pm Sunday 29th May 2011
The Role of the Colourist
Eugene McCrystal has been working in the broadcast and film industry for over 20 years. Qualifying as a broadcast engineer from Ravensborne College, London in 1992, he started his career as an engineer with Carlton Television but quickly transitioned within Carlton to online editor & subsequently worked in Rome (Orbit Television), London (Molinare Post Production) and Sydney (Foxtel) before returning to Dublin in 1999 to spend 5 years working in The Yard and Screen Scene. In 2004 Eugene co-founded EGG Post Production which became the first big facility in Ireland to offer high end finishing based around Apple’s Final Cut Pro. From there, Eugene went out on his own in 2009 with the goal of offering a more personalised, technology-driven service tailored to individual clients. His main speciality in recent years has been working as a colourist on Feature films, Drama, Documentaries and all sorts of short form projects. Eugene will be discussing the role of a colourist in the pipeline of creating a piece of drama.
Village Hall: 3.30pm Sunday 29th May 2011
Mike Ahern, one half of Team D.A.D.D.Y., has had a busy year. Following on from D.A.D.D.Y.’s success at last years Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, where their film “Mr. Foley” ran away with the best of Festival Prize, it went on to win both the MELIES D’OR NOMINATION and the AUDIENCE PRIZE at the 3rd Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival as well as Best Short Film at the San Franciso United Short Film Festival. The team have been in Schull again recently shooting their next short film, and we’re delighted to welcome Mike back to present a few of his favourite things. www.teamdaddy.com
Village Hall: 5pm Sunday 29th May 2011
Goodtime Enterprises: Greg Dyke interviews Sandy Lieberson and David Puttnam
Sandy Lieberson has a long track record in the film industry, dating back to the 1960s when he acted as an agent for Sergio Leone and Peter Sellers. He formed Goodtime Enterprises with David Puttnam in 1970, going on to produce films such as Performance, Stardust and Jabberwocky. From 1977 Lieberson was first Vice President of International Pictures and Marketing and later President of Production at 20th Century Fox. During the 1980s and 1990s he had spells as chief of production at Goldcrest and worked at Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Since the mid-1990s he has worked as an independent producer, and also established the producing department at the National Film and Television School. The chairperson of Film London, Sandy is currently an advisor and contributor to a wide range of organisations and projects dedicated to the development of talent and skill in the film and media industries, and is a regular expert at the Berlinale Talent Campus.
David Puttnam, CBE, FRSA is a film producer and politician. He sits on the Labour benches in th House of Lords. He turned to film production in the late 1960s, working with Sanford Lieberson’s production company Goodtime Enterprises. His success as a producer include, Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express, The Duellists, Chariots of Fire (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Local Hero, Memphis Belle and The Killing Fields. In 1982 he received the BAFTA Michael Balcon Award for his outstanding contribution to the British Film Industry. One of his finest films, The Mission, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986.
He was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Pictures from 1986 to 1988. Following his retirement from film production in 1998, Lord Puttnam now focuses his work on the field of education and in 2007 he was appointed Chancellor of the Open University in the UK. Alongside his vision for encouraging education as an aspiration for all, he quite logically stresses broadband access as an essential component in the distance learning model advocated by the OU, but also as an essential ingredient in any attempt to rethink Ireland’s economy. He points to forward thinking nations such as Singapore and their ongoing investment in next-generation communications infrastructure, using them to highlight the shortfall of similar forward thinking and investment in Ireland. “Unless Ireland acts fast to catch up with international competition, it’s in danger of becoming a communications backwater in what is the golden age of information” he said recently. “There are politicians who believe their responsibilities involve looking only fifteen years ahead….but if you are a genuinely serious politician, and you want to make any real mark on your country, you have an obligation to be thinking now about 2025 and beyond.”
GREG DYKE is no stranger to CFSFF. In 2010 his interview with Steve Coogan was one of the highlights of the festival. After an early career as a journalist, Greg started his broadcasting career at LWT in 1977 and by 1991 he was Group Chief Executive. In January 2000, he was appointed Director General of the BBC and he made major commitments to expand its education services and to improve the cultural diversity of the workforce. In November 2004 he became chancellor of University of York, and in March 2008 he was appointed chair of the British Film Institute. Don’t miss what will prove to be one of the highlights of the 2011 Festival.
Village Hall: 8pm Sunday 29th May 2011
RSVP Workshop: Final Presentation. A 15 minute presentation of the process, a 5-15 minute film, and a thirty minute discussion on the film and the process, inviting audience participation.
Village Hall: 8pm Sunday 29th May 2011
The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony 2011
BEST OF FESTIVAL Cash prize of €2,000 and an original Pat Connor sculpture
BEST IRISH SHORT FILM Cash prize of €2,000
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (U22) Cash prize of €2,000
BEST IN CORK Cash prize of €500 – Sponsored by Cork County Council & Schull Initiative
BEST DRAMA, COMEDY, DOCUMENTARY, EXPERIMENTAL, DANCE & ANIMATION
Cash prize of €200
BEST DIRECTION, SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL MUSIC & CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cash prize of €100
Schull Main Street: 9.30pm Sunday 29th May 2011
It’s a Wrap Street Party!
Other Events Happening Over The Festival Weekend
Chapter One Bookshop, Schull Main Street: 2pm Saturday 28th May 2011
2pm: Steve Baker reads from his recently published first science fiction novel “Slabscape: Reset”
4pm: Gerard Stembridge reads from his soon to be published new novel “Unspoken”
Soundtracks at Hacketts with Colm Motherway.
Movie music from 2pm, Sunday 29th May 2011 in Hacketts, featuring a tribute to the late great John Barry
Hacketts Bar, Main Street Schull
The Tented Fringe: Car Park Opposite the Harbour View Hotel
Gavin Harte’s Re:Cycle Cinema
Exercise your body, feed your mind and do your bit to save the planet…all in one go! Gavin’s pedal powered cinema system uses 6 bikes and 12 legs to power a 2000 Lumen projector and 150W of audio system for screening films or projections. Our system is very flexible; the bicycles can be arranged in a variety of formations. People ride to the screening on their two-wheeled machines, hook up their bicycle to the generator and power the performance. Most of can pedal for10 minutes which is the average length of a short film! Now, that’s something! You want to watch? Then pedal.
Gavin Harte: Sustainable Development & Carbon Coach
Gavin holds a master’s degree in sustainable development. He has over 15 years experience in developing sustainable business and his skill in communicating environmental issues is recognised throughout Ireland. He has been a high profile spokesperson on environmental and sustainability issues for many years. He has worked as the national director of An Taisce and was the founder and developer of Ireland’s first eco-village in Cloughjordan Co Tipperary. He has worked as an educator, a TV presenter a musician and environmental campaigner. With RTE he presented the very popular travel series “Across the Line”, backpacking overland from Dublin to Australia on a budget of just £25 a day.
Currently Gavin is working with Codema to help homeowners to start Energy Smart Communities to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Gavin is also providing Education for Sustainable Development and climate change throughout Ireland. His occasional lecture series on sustainable living is sponsored by the EPA, ENFO, COMHAR
and DCENR. In a voluntary capacity Gavin works with the climate change campaigning group Stop Climate Chaos.
The Horse Box Cinema: “Are we nearly there yet? ”
Ever wondered why horses enjoy travelling so much? Sit down, relax and remind yourself of your childhood dreams in the comfortable surroundings of the Horse Box Cinema, courtesy of Johanna Connor. Don’t let your answer be Nay!
The geomancers of old were Earth magicians who understood the mysterious currents running under the soil and were able to manipulate this energy to harmonise the land, bringing fertility and well being to the people. Following in this tradition, award-winning new media artist David Bickley is transporting the form and atmosphere of a stone circle from the remote moors of West Cornwall and digitally rebuilding it with light and sound in Schull. This piece, originally commissioned for the Drogheda’s art centre, continues David’s series of immersive installations under the heading An Index of Ritual Space, a series David has been working on since 1990. Steve Hartgroves, Principal Archaeologist with Cornwall Council has called David in relation to this project, ” a virtual Merlin”.
This piece is about that time, though I have moved my focus to a more remote circle a few miles from the Merry Maidens called the Nine Maidens. This small, fragmented circle sits on top of wild moorland overlooking St Michael’s Mount in an area known as Ding Dong…