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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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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Photos of the Video Installations

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