Everyone here at HQ in Limerick Institute of Technology is delighted to announce the dates for the 6th Limerick Film Festival as well as the Call for Entries into the annual Short Film Awards 2015.
As always we strive to keep the ethos of the festival focused on the film makers in all the disciplines and 2015 will be no different. While our team is working hard on the schedule of events for the programme we would like to put out the ‘CALL FOR ENTRIES’ for short films from local, national and international film makers.
The Entry Form and Articles for Submission are available form the ENTRY FORMS page on the website.
April 23rd to 25th 2015 will be the festival dates with the festival finishing on Saturday evening, 25th April, with the annual Short Film Awards Show at the Millennium Theatre, Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish, Limerick.
Once again we are delighted to be back and its all possible with the help of our sponsors and partners: LIT, Limerick City of Culture 2014, Whelan Cameras, Canon, Peli Ireland, The George Boutique Hotel, Behind the Scenes, Tyrell:CCT and Si-Fi.
More news and information on the festival programme as well as a few surprises in the weeks and months to come.
Looking forward to receiving your short films and seeing our friends and making new ones at the festival in 2015.
We are back and working hard on the details for the Call for Entries of the 2015 Short Film Awards for the 6th Annual Limerick Film Festival.
We are also finalizing the dates for the festival with our home venue, The Millennium Theatre at LIT and will be posting here on the website early next week.
Keep an eye on the twitter account (@limerickfilm) and the facebook page for additional info as it happens.
Looking forward to receiving new films from our returning film makers as well as new first time entries representing Local, National and International Film Makers.
The Galway Film Fleadh screened short by Kevin Liddy and Edited by Simon McGuire; The Suffering Kind; will have a special screening on September 14th at the IFI in Dublin. Also to be screened will be Kevin’s award winning short ‘Horse’. Kevin and certain crew will be in attendance.
(Below is Taken from IFI website)
Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.
The Director, Kevin Liddy will participate in a post-screening Q&A.
In his long-awaited new work, The Suffering Kind, multi-award-winning director Kevin Liddy moves away from the stark Irish countryside which defined his earlier films (Horse, Soldier’s Song and Country) to an urban setting in upstate New York. Filmed by Oscar-nominated Declan Quinn, this intimate drama about an inner city priest and a sanitation worker trying to maintain his sobriety, is about the power of delusion and the longings that haunt us.
Kevin’s first cinema short, Horse, is a muscular, poetic evocation of 1960s rural Ireland about a father’s inability to communicate with his young son, magnificently photographed by Donal Gilligan.
To Book tickets for this special screening please visit the IFI website HERE
Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick.
The Film Limerick project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to get their films made with both funding and industry support. This funding initiative aims to nurture creative filmmaking, and at the same time facilitating the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to Limerick.
Film Limerick is seeking Ireland’s exciting filmmaking talent to produce short films using Limerick as a location. Two successful applicants for the awards receive up to €15,000 in cash towards the production budget for their film. Each production also receives advice and support for making the films. The first screening of the two shorts will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad. In addition the two shorts will be used as part of Limerick City’s bid for European City of Culture 2020.
At the heart of the Film Limerick project is the aim to shine a spotlight on Limerick as a film destination and to enable Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to use Limerick as a location. It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture.
Film Limerick is now open for entries and are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are just starting out or you have been making films for years, this is your chance to shine.
The closing date for applications is: 3pm Monday 1st September 2014.
Click HERE for more information on the scheme.