Vast Array of IFB Titles Set to Screen at 2018 Fastnet Film Festival

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Vast Array of IFB Titles Set to Screen at 2018 Fastnet Film Festival

Posted: 24th May 2018

The 2018 Fastnet Film Festival is now underway with a vast array of IFB features, documentaries and short films screening at the festival, which takes place in Schull, Co. Cork and runs until Sunday, 27 May.

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the festival, which places a focus on the craft of filmmaking and encourages an exchange of ideas, aspirations and expertise among established filmmakers, young filmmakers and those who may never have picked up a camera before.

Among the IFB titles screening at this year’s Fastnet Film Festival include Frank Berry’s IFTA-winning, Michael Inside, which examines the harsh realities of impressionable youth culture in Ireland, alongside Pat Collins’ critically acclaimed, searing monochromatic portrait of the traditional Irish sean nós singer Joe Heaney, Song of Granite.

Following its world premiere at the Berlinale in February, Lance Daly’s Irish famine drama, Black ’47 will also screen at the festival alongside his 2008 feature, Kisses. Ahead of its Irish and UK release on 25 May, Nora Twomey’s Oscar-nominated debut animated feature, The Breadwinner, will be showcased at the festival as well as Aoife Kelleher’s One Million Dubliners — a documentary exploring the life and death stories surrounding Ireland's largest and most famous resting place Glasnevin Cemetery.

Other IFB-supported titles at this year’s festival include Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto, and Stephen Bradley’s Noble.

In the ‘Shorts to Feature’ strand of the festival, Nick Kelly’s 2010 short, Shoe, will screen alongside his award-winning debut feature, The Drummer and the Keeper. IFB shorts are also well represented at this year’s festival with a plethora of titles screening, including Maria Doyle Kennedy’s A Different Kind of Day, Rory Byrne’s An Island, Trevor Whelan and Rua Meegan’s Bordalo II: A Life of Waste, Kate Dolan’s Catcalls, Louise Bagnall’s Late Afternoon, Maurice O’Brien’s Hey Ronnie Reagan, Mia Mullarkey’s Mother & Baby, Ian Power’s The Tattoo, Steve Kenny’s Time Traveller, Trevor Courtney’s Deposits, Claire Dix’s Take Me Swimming and Alan Short, Seamus Malone’s Macarooned.

To view the full programme, please click here.