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The Picture House

Press Release 

April 12th 2019

New film documentary on the history of Limerick cinemas

A new documentary film, ‘The Picture House, will be screened in the Millennium Theatre in LIT at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th April.

Next to sport, cinema has always been Limerick’s main cultural pursuit.  Even today, without a city centre cinema, almost a million cinema tickets are sold in Limerick every year. 

The Picture House looks back at the glory days of the single screen city centre cinema and features archival footage and photographs of 10 of Limerick City Centre cinemas and the memories of former cinema workers and cinema-goers.  

The hour long film revisits the stories of the different cinemas such as the Savoy, Lyric and Tivoli, the 1953 Cinema workers strike, the censorious attitude of the local authority and the Church, and the slow and inevitable decline of the single screen cinema. 

The film was produced and directed by Dave Burns in association with Paul Lynam, Declan McLoughlin and Joe Coleman, filmed by Paul Lynam, Keith Bogue and Jim Pidgeon, edited by Simon McGuire and presented by Mike Finn.  Dave Burns is active in the planned redevelopment of the Royal Cinema in Cecil Street and in Fresh Film Festival.   

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/316371307

Director Bio

Dave Burns, former lecturer in computer science at UL, has made another documentary film on local history.  After completing ‘Kemmy’ – a look at Jim Kemmy’s life and work –  in 2017, Dave wanted to place on record some of the past glories of the city centre cinemas.   He has also driven the projected  redevelopment of the old Royal cinema as a four-screen studio cinema.  Dave also chairs the board of Fresh Film Festival, which showcases the works of under-18 film makers, nationally and internationally.

 

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Plans a-foot for 6th Richard Harris International Film Festival 2018

 

Limerick Post 4th August 2018

 

FRAME BY FRAME Student Showcase 2018

Tuesday April 10th

Director David keating: Film director and screenwriter, His writing includes work for Columbia/Sony Pictures and Jim Sheridan’s script for INTO THE WEST. Director:  THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS, (Miramax / IFB) with Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne and Christina Ricci. WAKE WOOD (Hammer / IFB) with Aidan Gillen, Timothy Spall and Eva Birthistle. CHERRY TREE (MPI / IFB) — with Naomi Battrick, Anna Walton and Sam Hazeldene. CHERRY TREE was selected to open Film4 Frightfest 2015 in London’s Leicester Square, it had its US premiere at Lincoln Plaza in NYC November 2015.

David will be leading an interactive discussion on the role of the film director on a feature film, how to develop communication skills with crew members from distinctly varied disciplines: image, sound, design, production, finance. The language of direction for fiction, use of the Kuleshov effect in montage and narrative, subtext analysis and directing actors for screen. (Millennium Theatre LIT 11:00 – 13:00)

The talk will be followed by an intensive workshop (numbers limited) with collaboration from The Limerick School of Acting on directing actors for the screen. (Aula Maxima, LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

 

Wednesday April 11th

4 Corner Debate  – Piracy

“Piracy is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of people who work in

the movie and TV industry”. Lead by Creative Broacast & Film Production

year 1 students. Come along & have your say. (Millennium Theatre LIT 13:00 – 14:00)

Marie-Therese Garvey – Documentary Production

Marie-Therese is an award-winning documentary film producer and founder of creative production company, Greater Than Ten Miles. (Atlantic (2016), narrated by Brendan Gleeson). In her talk she will explore the art of storytelling through mixed visual documentary modes, research skills in production, and documentary finance.  (Millennium Theatre LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

 

Thursday April 12th

Scott Smith – The Final Edit

Scott has over 25 years of experience as an online editor, and 15 as colourist. He’s worked on hundreds of programmes, promos, and TVCs for major studios and broadcasters in the United States and Europe, including: Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, MGM, Disney, Castle Rock, FX, TNT, NBC, HBO, E! Entertainment, BBC, ITV, Channel 5, ZDF, S4C, UKTV, RTE, TV3, TG4, and UTV. He listens to his clients, and can take a project from script to finished broadcast programme. His primary tools are DaVinci Resolve, Avid Symphony, and Autodesk Smoke. (Millennium Theatre LIT 11:00 – 13:00)

The talk will be followed by an workshop on Da Vinci Resolve (Block 15C01 LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

Showcase Screening & Exhibition

Exhibition: Millennium Theatre Foyer LIT 11:00 – 21:30

Reception: Millennium Theatre Foyer LIT 18:00 – 19:00 – All Welcome.

Screening: Festival Screening overview with Zeb Moore – Richard Harris International Film Festival followed by student film & animation screenings + Inaugural “Richard Harris Award for Excellence in Film” presentation.

Millennium Theatre LIT 19:00 – 22:00

For more information contact: film@lit.ie

 

Galway Film Fleadh Programme Available Now!

Galway Film Fleadh Programme 2017

The Programme for the 2017 Galway film Fleadh is now available for download from their site.

Click the image above for the link.

 

Film Festival VOD

PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/06/17

Officially launched at #RHIFF2016 we are now actively seeking content from film-makers for RHIFF T.V. our VOD (Video on Demand) service powered by SHIFT72. Those of you who have screened at or submitted to previous #RHIFF’s will receive your email invitation in the coming days or submit for consideration via the embedded form here.

2015 saw #RHIFF take a huge leap in content and screenings under a new creative and programming team. The introduction of workshops, acting master classes, the #RHIFF culture trail and monologue competition extended the reach of the festival making it more than just a film event. Now #RHIFF is more in line with the interests of it’s namesake the legendary Richard Harris, a man who loved poetry, theatre and singing as well as film.

New for 2016 was the introduction of a theatrical piece, a musical event, “an audience with.. ” and a live script read of Shane Connaughton’s Pirate Queen in association with DeWarrene Pictures. 2016 was our first year to host an industry event during the Cannes Film Festival at Morrison’s Irish Bar, owned by Limerick native Rob Ryan. 4 Irish shorts were screened and it was such a success we hosted the event again during Cannes 2017, this time showcasing #womeninfilm and screening again in Limerick 2nd June with a thoroughly entertaining and engaging Q&A.

2017 will see many more satellite events take place, nationally and internationally promoting films that have previously screened at #RHIFF.  April saw us take films to Newport Beach Film Festival, May was Cannes, June started with #wif screenings in Limerick but June isn’t over yet… watch this space!

Even with the increase in screenings of short films and features in 2015 & 2016 it is still not always possible to screen onsite all the films we would like to share with our audiences, with this in mind and to promote short film internationally RHIFF set up #RHIFFTV. WE now see #RHIFF as being “onsite, online, always on”.

#RHIFFTV will give audiences the opportunity to watch old favourites from previous years screenings. It will also offer engagement with those films that due to time constraints we just couldn’t screen. If you do happen to see a film missing from our #RHIFFTV catalogue, check for one of our satellite events or one of the film festivals we collaborate with, as those films are probably coming to a screen near you before the end of 2017.

We are still accepting submissions for #RHIFF2017 via filmfreeway click here to submit!

Sylvia Moore

ENDS.

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheRichardHarrisInternationalFilmFestival

More information Please contact rhiffpr@gmail.com

LIMERICK SCREENING FOR IRISH BOARDING SCHOOL FILM

 

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A critically acclaimed film about Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children will be screened for one evening only at the Omniplex Limerick, Thursday, 9 March at 6.30pm.

Just home from a whirlwind success at the Sundance Film Festival,

In Loco Parentis, goes behind the scenes of Headfort School in Kells, Co Meath, where tradition and modernity are embraced in a magical Hogwart’s like 18th century estate.

Following a year in the life of the school, this often times hilarious crowd-pleaser, focuses on teaching couple, John and Amanda Leyden, who have been shaping thousands of minds with their unorthodox teaching styles for almost half a century. The film also offers an intriguing insight into the intimacy and familial aspect of boarding schools in general.

In Loco Parentis has been wowing audiences and critics at some of the world’s top documentary film festivals including IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam) and Sundance.  It is having its Irish premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival this month.

‘Engaging’, ‘uplifting’, ‘delightful’, ‘compelling’, ‘magical’, ‘utterly charming’ are just some of the words being touted by critics.

Director, Neasa Ní Chianáin and producer and co-director David Rane will attend the special event screening at the Omniplex Limerick on Thursday,

 9 March at 6.30pm and will take part in a Q&A with audiences afterwards.

 

Contact:  Anita Guidera 087 2376733 press@soilsiu.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Film In Limerick

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Following the success of the Troy Studios Open Day on Oct 15th last, Limerick.ie in conjunction with Innovate Limerick have launched a new website hub for Film making in Limerick, highlighting areas such as locations, production and crewing for the region.

With information on film permits, tax benefits, accommodation and many other production questions, Film In Limerick will be a vital resource for film makers in the region.

Born out of a commitment to cater for the film industry in Limerick and promote its profile, Film in Limerick is a project developed by Innovate Limerick. Ours is a service specifically geared towards the film, television, moving image art and online video industries, in Limerick and the Mid-West region.

We are dedicated to being your one port of call for a wealth of advice, information, contacts and resources – all designed to make your filmmaking experience here easier, smoother and more streamlined.

We answer the questions, solve the queries and get the information you need – so you don’t have to.

Film in Limerick invites you to add your locations, business or personal profile to our registry. Be seen and be found in the industry. If interested please click the image below.

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