Master Director to Feature at The Red Hen tonight!



Following the successful Premiere of his latest short film ‘The Suffering Kind’, at the Galway Film Fleadh, two of Kevin Liddy’s previous masterpieces of cinema, ‘Horse’ and ‘A Soldier’s Song’ will be screened at The Red Hen in Limerick tonight from 7:30pm. Motion Pictures at the Mezz is the brain child of Kevin Kiely Jr. and features different local talent every fortnight.


There’s no charge and Kevin Liddy will be in attendance. Check out Kevin’s Website HERE




The Royal to feature on Lyric FM Today


Lyric FM to broadcast Episode 6 of Cultural Passions by Grey Heron Media Sunday 27th at 5:40pm


A couple of months go Maeve McGrath (Producer/Actor), Dave Burns (The Royal) and Limerick Film Festival’s Simon McGuire were interviewed by Grey Heron Media’s Diarmuid McIntyre for their Cultural Passions Radio programme. This episode was recorded at the Theatre Royal Site which is the location of the future Royal Project for Film and Visual Arts.


The episode concentrated on the venue as well as the ever growing film industry in Limerick. A number of areas of the industry were discussed while also taking a walk through and around what was one of the finest examples of the vintage cinema spaces Limerick had.


The radio programme is on at 5:40pm Sunday 27th on Lyric FM and is on Limerick’s Live 95FM durning the week.


Well done to Diarmuid and the team at Grey Heron Media.


Film Limerick Scheme 2014


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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.

For more information on this great scheme click HERE



Lette Moloney Fund – Pub Quiz


5th Annual LFF Short Film Awards Show 2014

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5th Annual Short Film Awards show – 12th April 2014

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The Enigma of Frank Ryan tonight on TG4


Hi All,
‘The Enigma of Frank Ryan’ which had a screening at the Limerick Film Festival is on television tonight on TG4 at 9:30pm

This is another chance to catch this interesting film which sparked so much debate at the festival a couple of weeks ago.


Thank You To All

Hi Everyone,
We at the Limerick Film Festival would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who got involved in this years festival, namely:

Speakers: Tommy Flavin,Dr. Feargal McGarry, Prof. Desmond Bell, Pat Comer, Nathan Nugent, and Rob Crawley, The Crew at the Limerick Spring Political Festival and Barry Donnelan.

Students of the Audio & Video Production and Music Technology Production programmes for their Installations.

Patrick Hogan for hosting the awards show.

The Staff and students of the Video & Sound Technology and Music Technology Programmes for the tech support for the Awards Show.

Vera Knowles McGuire for the Voice over on the video inserts for the awards show.

Our Sponsors for the year: Canon, Whelan Cameras, Limerick Institute of Technology, George Boutique Hotel, Peli Ireland, Si-Fi and Limerick City of Culture 2014.

And finally to the Film Makers and Audiences who help make all this possible…..
Thank You,

Simon McGuire
Limerick Film Festival Director.



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