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Short Film Awards Show

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The Limerick Film Festival concludes as always with the Limerick Short Film Awards. The show consists of guest presenters for each of the categories as well as a special guest interval act. The show is recorded and live streamed by the staff and students of the Video & Sound Technology Programme of LIT.

Your host again this year is Patrick Hogan, With a background in Media, Marketing and Public Relations, Patrick has worked for over 15 years in the Irish radio industry with stations in the UTV Radio Group and Newstalk.

The live streaming link will appear on the website on April 16th and we will post further notifications pre, during and post show.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Awards Host Patrick Hogan

Awards Host Patrick Hogan

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The 2016 Award Design

 

Trophies Arrived

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Excitement is building… the trophies arrived today. Special thanks to Robbie, Jenny and the team at JJ Kenneally Jewellers in Limerick for a fantastic job on the trophies again this year.

Film Limerick Trilogy

The Film Limerick Trilogy

The special screening of the Film Limerick Trilogy is taking place on Friday 15th at 8pm in the Millennium Theatre, LIT.

This ambitious project was realised by Film Limerick Project Manager Ronan Cassidy and acclaimed Limerick writer and director Gerry Stembridge, with the support of Behind the Scenes in partnership with Limerick City of Culture. The scheme also received assistance from Screen Training Ireland.

The idea behind the project was a way of providing training and experience for those seeking to break into the film industry. Three short films were produced using local filmmakers mentored by industry professionals. Gerard Stembridge selected three writers from Behind The Scenes and worked with these writers individually to make each script as good as it could be. He also took an overview, looking for connecting features and elements that would create links between the stories.

The writers were given maximum freedom to tell whatever story they wanted to tell. The stories had to be contemporary and preferably unfold within a limited time period and Limerick City itself was to be evident as the backdrop. The use of locations in the city is therefore at the heart of each of the films. Even though the films are quite separate stories and work as stand-alone films, seen together they are subtlety linked.

Three teams were put together with everyone who took part gaining invaluable experience from top industry professionals. The teams consisted of three first time writers and three first time directors. In addition there were DOP’s, sound operators, set designers, wardrobe, make-up, hair etc., each team being mentored by designated industry professionals.

Gerard Stembridge worked with the directors on casting to secure the best available local talent for the individual films. He also oversaw the filming and mentored the directors on set and ensured that the important linking elements between the stories were taken care of, so that the final product would stand up as a single entity.

Mentor Gerard Stembridge, three writers and three directors all from Limerick, set about creating three short films to be shot in Limerick, featuring a cast of local actors. The films can stand alone but are also a trilogy, linked and intertwined in a number of subtle ways, not least the presence of the city itself as a character across all three films. Come see how this genuine community film project came together.

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The Apparel – Featuring Andrew Bennett (Angela’s Ashes) and Aidan Crowe (Game of Thrones)

Joseph is a 40 something whose life has taken a turn. Moved into emergency accommodation with an unkempt 20 something, he clings to the last vestiges of the life he knew and the status of his job as curator of an art gallery.

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Day Off – Starring Dawn Bradfield (The Clinic) and Joe Mullins (Pilgrim Hill)

Laura struggles at first to come to terms with her husband’s life-changing affliction, her only distraction is her Day Off, where once a week she finds time to see her friends and socialise.

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Date:Time – Main characters played by local actors Mark Griffin and Erica Murray

A romance develops between Ann and Bob, but his bad habit of being continuously late is taking the excitement away and she feels taken for granted.

 

Limerick Post Article

Limerick Post 9th April 2016

Thanks to Rose Rushe for the article in this weeks Limerick Post.

Dave Keary at the Limerick Film Festival

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Music Composer and artist Dave Keary will be giving a talk on Thursday 14th April at 2pm, Millennium Theatre. Entry is free.

As a professional musician for over twenty five years, David Keary has established himself as one Ireland’s most foremost guitarists and musicians (working with Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Bobby Womack as well as many, many others). David is involved in many projects including running a successful studio in Limerick. Delving into his vast knowledge and experiences we have asked David to join us today to look at the visual arts in the music industry to discuss his work scoring for film, television and commercial jingles for radio and television.

www.reddoorproductions.ie/dave_keary_biog.html

Brown Bag Films Talk

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Special Guest Talk

Damien O’Connor – Writer / Director with Brown Bag Films

Friday 15th April, 3pm. Millennium Theatre, LIT.

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Damien O’Connor has written and directed five  award winning animated shorts: Mutt, Ledog, the IFTA nominated Dick Terrapin, IFTA nominated After You and Anya. Editor on Noddy, Olivia the Pig and The Octonauts. Storyboard artist on several TV series. Writer of live action. Occasionally dips toes into advertising. Currently directs episodes of the BAFTA nominated, NAACP and Peabody award winning Doc McStuffins for Disney Jnr/Brown Bag Films.

Brown Bag Films are one of Europe’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. After 21 years in business, their Dublin-based headquarters continue to produce cutting-edge animation for the international market, bagging numerous awards along the way. These include Oscar® nominations for Give Up Yer Aul Sins (2002), Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (2010), four Emmy® awards for Peter Rabbit (2014), and a host of BAFTA, Emmy® and Annie nominations for their hit shows Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing and Henry Hugglemonster.

Brown Bag Films’ much-loved TV shows are viewed by millions of children worldwide and include Doc McStuffins, Henry Hugglemonster, Peter Rabbit, Bing, Olivia, Noddy in Toyland, and Octonauts. Their most recent production is the animated pre-school series The Stinky & Dirty Show for Amazon Studios which premiered on Amazon Prime in January 2015 as part of the Amazon Pilots Season. With a second office in LA, and a newly opened third facility in the UK implementing a long form 2D animation pipeline, Brown Bag Films are committed to producing the highest-quality, cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters.

Founded in 1994 by Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O’Connell, Brown Bag Films have worked with some of the world’s biggest entertainment names, including Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC, Chorion, Silvergate Media and Amazon Studios. Brown Bag Films recently partnered with publishing house Scholastic UK to jointly develop publishing and animated content for children’s audiences. In 2015 Brown Bag Films announced their acquisition by 9 Story Media Group, a leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning content for young audiences around the world.

The studio is among the most technically-advanced in the world, with full animation, picture and audio post-production facilities in-house. Their motto is simple: ‘We love animation’. In fact, they love it so much they trademarked it: ‘We Love Animation™.’

www.brownbagfilms.com

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