Archive for the ‘ Technical ’ Category

Additional Workshop – Online Editing!


Speaking on Thursday 23rd of April from 10am to 12pm in the Millennium Theatre, will be Colourist and Online Editor, Scott Smith.

Scott has over 20 years of experience as an online editor, having 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, 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 Avid Symphony, Autodesk Smoke, DaVinci Resolve and After Effects. He has dual citizenship, and can work in the United States, or the European Union.


Programme Launch Tues 31st March

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We are so looking forward to launching our programme on Tuesday 31st March, 7pm at the George Boutique Hotel. With special guests, Limerick Premiere screenings and a chance to put questions to iconic Irish Film Makers, there will be a lot of interest in experiencing the three day event.

We will also be announcing the Short Film Awards Short List, which will be posted on this site later in the night.

Thanks once again to Jacinta, Ataf and the team of the George Boutique Hotel for looking after us once again.

We hope to see as many of you as possible and look forward to meeting you.

Simon McGuire

Limerick Film Festival Director.


Have you got what it takes?


The award for Best Directing in a Short Film sitting proudly on our desk.

Have you got what it takes to win this year? Be in with a chance to win this along with the 11 other awards at this years Short Film Awards. Entry details are on the ENTRY FORMS page of the website.

Closing date is end of business March 6th 2015 with the Awards show taking place on April 25th 2015.

More soon.


Animation and VFX Traineeship Call

(Taken from ScreenTraining Ireland Website)

ANIMATION and VFX TRAINEESHIP 2015 Call for Applications

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

SONG-OF-THE-SEA-2-640x426Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are seeking applicants for a pilot one-year Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX.

The Traineeship programme aims to partner 10 trainees with 10 animation/VFX studios for one full year. Over the course of the programme, the trainee will work in-house in the studio where they will receive on the job training. In addition to on-the-job training, the trainee will receive additional tailored training through Animation Skillnet and Screen Training Ireland.

The curriculum for the year of training is developed in close consultation with industry, and will combine training in core skills for animation/VFX with specialist and studio-specific knowledge and skills.

The traineeship will be divided into two main fields, both of which will be further divided into two training pathways:

1. Animation

Training Pathway 1: 2D
Training Pathway 2: 3D

2. VFX

Training Pathway 1: Compositing
Training Pathway 2: CG

The programme may also offer a parallel Technical Direction for VFX and Animation pathway, subject to demand.

All pathways will intersect where there are commonalities in terms of training needs, and all trainees across all four tracks will participate in core modules.

The Traineeship programme will commence in March 2015.

A training allowance/bursary will be made available to selected participants.

Participating studios for the pilot programme include:

Brown Bag Films

Cartoon Saloon

Giant Animation

JAM Media


Piranha Bar

Screen Scene VFX


Windmill Lane VFX

Applicants should apply via email with a CV and showreel and/or portfolio to Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet at with “Animation/VFX Traineeship” in the subject header. Applicants should identify the skills area/training pathway they are interested in pursuing, e.g. VFX: Compositing, 2D Animation, etc. Applicants will be evaluated and shortlisted for interview by a panel of industry experts, in consultation with Screen Training Ireland/IFB/Animation Skillnet. Only those who are shortlisted will be called for interview.

Deadline for applications is Friday 20th February 2015.

For further information, please contact Sorcha Loughnane at Screen Training Ireland; or Gareth Lee at Animation Skillnet.


More International Entries


As more and more entries have come into the offices over the past few weeks, we are continuing to see an increase in international entries. Non more so than from our closest neighbour Great Britain.

The quality of the films has again been raised to a new bar with the genres being very mixed along with the stories.

If you have completed a short film in the past 12 months or are close to completing one and it is within the 20 min duration then why not enter it into this years Limerick Short Film Awards at this year festival. The details can be found HERE on our Entry Forms Page.

The Deadline is March 6th with the short list to be announced on or around March 21st.

The Festival takes place between April 23rd to 25th with the awards show on the Saturday night the 25th at the Millennium theatre. The show is also streamed live so if you can’t make the journey to our great city then you can still catch the show online.

Looking forward to receiving your entries and hopefully seeing you at the Festival.
Simon McGuire

Limerick Film Festival Director.

Limerick Film has a strong future.

Feature article in this weekend’s Limerick Post by Rose Rushe.

Limerick Post Article 20th Dec 2014

Call for Entries 2015!


Awards Screen

Hello Everyone,

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.