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29/05/2012

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 'An Amazing Success'

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The village hall in Schull was packed to the rafters this Sunday for the Award Ceremony of the 4th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival last night. "
Over 200 people were there to see Director Ruan Magan win the “Best of Festival” and "Best Drama" awards for his film 'Angel'. Ruan was presented with a cheque for €2,000 and a beautiful Pat Connor sculpture by Title Sponsor Michael Barry of Barry & Fitzwilliam.
Best Irish Short Film Downpour, Directed by Claire Dix was presented with a cheque for €2,000 by Greg Dyke. and Best Young Filmmaker Caleb Slain from America, who Directed The Lost and Found Shop also won €2,000.
Best in Cork, The Hatch Directed by Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern were presented with a cheque for €500 by the Cork Screen Commissioner Nial Mahony.
Following the Award Ceremony, the Wrap Party celebrations carried on into the small hours at the newly opened Courtyard on Main Street.
"The over whelming sentiment is that it has been by far the most successful festival yet and we are already looking forward to next year, said Chairman Maurice Seezer. "Congratulations to all our winners, who were announced last night at the Awards Ceremony."

BEST OF FESTIVAL
Cash Prize of €2,000 and an original Pat Connor sculpture
Angel – Ruán Magan – 9m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST IRISH SHORT FILM
Cash Prize of €2,000
Downpour – Claire Dix – 4m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (U22)
Cash Prize of €2,000
The Lost & Found Shop – Caleb Slain 9m/USA/U22 - WINNER

BEST IN CORK
Cash Prize of €500 – Sponsored by Cork County Council
The Hatch – Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern – 12m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 – WINNER

BEST DRAMA
Cash Prize of €200
Angel – Ruán Magan – 9m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST COMEDY
Cash Prize of €200
Small Time – Ged Murray – 12m/Ireland/Comedy/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Cash Prize of €200
Bei Yao Wan, Shanghai – Shiyan Feng – 11m/USA/Documentary/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
Cash Prize of €200
Alterego Y La Máscara Del Miedo –
Martha Cristiana Merino – 9m/Mexico/Experimental/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST DANCE
Cash Prize of €200
Painted – Duncan McDowall – 5m/Canada/Dance/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST ANIMATION
Cash Prize of €200
Mutatio – León Fernandez – 8m/Mexico/Animation/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST DIRECTION
Cash Prize of €100
Chit Chat – Piet Sonck 13m/Belgium/Drama/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST SCREENPLAY
Cash Prize of €100
The Voorman Problem – Mark Gill 12m/UK/Comedy/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Cash Prize of €100
The Hatch – Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern – 12m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 - WINNER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cash Prize of €100
Downpour – Claire Dix – 4m/Ireland/Drama/Over 18 - WINNER
www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com

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