By Eimear Rabbitt, intern.

A selection of films created by DKIT students will be on show at a prestigious Cork film festival on the last weekend of this month, May 27th ? 29th.

The series of short films were compiled by students of the BA and honours level BA in video and film production at the Dundalk based Institute.

{module Island Banners|xhtml} The Fastnet Short Film Festival is an independent film festival first established in order to provide a forum in which both established and first time filmmakers could come together to showcase their talent.

The key objective of the festival is to provide young, aspiring filmmakers with a chance to put them selves out there and in effect show the world what they have got.

For that reason, typical limitations which almost every film maker is sure to face on at least one occasion ? a tight budget and a challenged acting cast- will be overlooked.
Instead it is hoped the raw talent of the filmmaker?s will come to light.

The prizes ain't bad either.

The main competition prize, on offer for ?best of festival? is open to all filmmaker?s who turned 18 on or before March 1st 2010 and carries a prize of 2,500 euro. Judges will be watching out especially for talent from participants between the ages of 18-22 with the lucky winner of the best young filmmaker gong in line to snatch a whopping 2,500 euro for their efforts.

Smaller cash prizes of 250 euro will also be on offer for the categories of:
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Original Music
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Experimental/ Dance

The Leeside town of Schull is set to go film crazy for the four day event; so whether you like to make films or watch them, come along and join in the film festival fun!