Fastnet Film Festival Announces ‘The Puttnam Award’

2 Nov 2020

Fastnet Film Festival is pleased to announce ‘The Puttnam Award’, which will provide €20,000 to fund production of a live-action short film to be made on the Wild Atlantic Way in Cork with a theme reflecting ‘The New Normal’.  

Full details and application requirements will be posted on the FFF website when the Call for Entries opens on 1st December. On completion of the adjudication process, four short-listed finalists will be invited to take part in a live pitching event at FFF 2021 (26th–30th May). The winning entry will be decided by a panel of leading film industry experts and the inaugural Puttnam Award will be announced at the 2021 Awards Ceremony. The winning short will be screened at FFF 2022. 

John Kelleher, Festival Director, Fastnet Film Festival.

“The Puttnam Award will present filmmakers at home and abroad with an exciting funding opportunity and a unique challenge, one that will draw on all of their imagination, ingenuity and creativity. My FFF colleagues and I are particularly pleased that the award is named to acknowledge the unique contribution that Patsy and David Puttnam have made to our Festival since its inception”.

Call for entries December 1st 2020 - February 28th 2021

The Fastnet Film Festival which will run in Schull West Cork from Wednesday the 26th to Sunday 30th of May 2021, is a major showcase for Irish and International short film production. It focuses on the craft of film and is held in high regard on a national and international level for several years now.  In 2021 the Festival plans to screen Feature length films, run a series of Seminars, Masterclasses, Workshops and more. Fringe events will include an Irish day on Cape Clear, the Long Island Cinema, Live music, Drama, Book readings, Movie Quiz, Café viewing all over town and family entertainment for all.
Please email for further information.  

Department of Film and Screen Media

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