Exciting Film Festival Merger

The Management Team and Board of The Richard Harris International Film Festival will now run the Limerick Film Festival, with Simon McGuire also joining the board.

Simon McGuire, LFF, & Zeb Moore, RHIFF.

The legacy of both festivals will be kept alive as the newly-partnered entity continues to nurture talent in the Mid-West and beyond.

Simon McGuire, Limerick Film Festival Director:
“Over the past eight years the Limerick Film Festival has strived to work with professional broadcast and film craftsmen and women to bring together a festival that would be both unique and attractive to third level students and filmmakers alike. The new merger with the Richard Harris International Film Festival will strengthen those industry connections while also bringing together the best elements of both festivals in one series of events.

”The partnership of both festivals will cement its place on the Irish Film Festival circuit and coincides with the new third level programme at LIT in ‘Creative Broadcast & Film Production’. With the short film awards show returning there is certainly a lot to look forward to in October and beyond.”

Sylvia Moore, RHIFF:
“As a long-time supporter of LFF I am delighted with merger of the two main film festivals in Limerick, as a direct result of the merger a new category for students has been added to the RHIFF festival submissions process. We at RHIFF are thrilled to now include a specific student category showcasing the enormous talent of the film-making future to Irish and International audiences.

Our collaboration with Newport Beach Film Festival in Orange County, California saw their Irish short screenings double this year, winner of the RHIFF Newport Beach Film Festival gets automatic screening at Newport Beach FF & the Newport team also take recommendations from RHIFF for Irish Features and Short Films. As a result of this 3 more top U.S. film festivals are now looking to RHIFF to assist in programming their Irish screenings for 2018, thus ensuring films screened at RHIFF get to reach a broader audience in the U.S.A. Make sure to keep an eye on our websites and social media for further updates, truly exciting times ahead.”

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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.

 

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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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Troy Studios Open Day Announced

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Winners Collect awards

Producer, Luke Walton, producing partner Jackie Sheppard and DoP Phil Wood.

Producer, Luke Walton, producing partner Jackie Sheppard and DoP Phil Wood.

This is the quick photo of some of the team behind ‘Only Child’ which won the awards for Best Camera and Best Overall Short Film in April last. We were delighted to finally get their awards and prize (supplied by Whelan Cameras) to them.

This photo was taken on a random doorstep in Edinburgh at the end of a recce to the Highlands of Scotland. They hope to send another soon with Director Andy Toovey in South Wales when they catch up with him.

Congrats guys well done again.

The Limerick Film Festival Team.

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Clockmaker’s Dream wins at Limerick Film Festival

Photos courtesy of Cashell Horgan.

 

Limerick Film Festival

        

Post Festival Press Release – 20th April 2016

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Local film, The Clockmaker’s Dream, won the inaugural Best Limerick Short Film award at the seventh annual Limerick Film Festival, which was held at LIT recently.

Filmed in Bunratty Folk Park and Limerick city, The Clockmaker’s Dream was directed by Cashell Horgan, who also picked up the award for Best Director at this year’s festival.

Funded by Limerick City of Culture 2014 and supported by local film network, Behind the Scenes, the film featured a host of local actors including Joe Mullins of ‘Pilgrim Hill’ fame.

Limerick Film Festival’s awards show featured thirteen categories this year and an award specific to local films was added to acknowledge the quality of local filmmaking in the city and county.

Hosted by Patrick Hogan, the awards show was produced and streamed by the staff and students of the Video and Sound Technology Programme of Limerick Institute of Technology. A list of all winners can be found here: https://limerickfilmfestival.net/short-film-awards/2016-winners/

 

To contact the festival, please email: limerickfilmfestival@lit.ie

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Award Winners 2016

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Hi Everyone.

below is a full list of the winners for each category. Congratulations to all and also to the other nominations. Superb standard this year and we look forward to next years submission. (Call For entries opens in October 2016, Keep an eye on the website for details)

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Winner LIGHTING

Winner SOUND

Winner EDITING

Winner ACTING

Winner SCRIPT STORY

Winner DIRECTOR

Winner ARTISTIC

Winner FACTUAL

Winner DRAMA

Winner INTERNATIONAL

Winner LIMERICK

Winner OVERALL

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