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Film Limerick Launches Training Project.

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Film Limerick in conjunction with Behind the Scenes (Limerick Film Networking Group) have launched their Training Project. This ambitious idea will see a number of Limerick Cast and Crew have the opportunity to work with professional mentors to create three short films film in Limerick.

Details of the project can be found on the Behind the Scenes Website. Click HERE for more information.

Call for Entries 2015!


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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.


Film Limerick Scheme 2014


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Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick.

The Film Limerick project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to get their films made with both funding and industry support. This funding initiative aims to nurture creative filmmaking, and at the same time facilitating the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to Limerick.

Film Limerick is seeking Ireland’s exciting filmmaking talent to produce short films using Limerick as a location. Two successful applicants for the awards receive up to €15,000 in cash towards the production budget for their film. Each production also receives advice and support for making the films. The first screening of the two shorts will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad. In addition the two shorts will be used as part of Limerick City’s bid for European City of Culture 2020.

At the heart of the Film Limerick project is the aim to shine a spotlight on Limerick as a film destination and to enable Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to use Limerick as a location. It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture.

Film Limerick is now open for entries and are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are just starting out or you have been making films for years, this is your chance to shine.

The closing date for applications is: 3pm Monday 1st  September 2014.

For more information on this great scheme click HERE



Limerick Spring & Limerick Film Festival

The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas in association with Limerick Film Festival presents the Limerick Premiere of ‘Peripheral Vision’ (2013, Ireland).

Since 2008 Ireland has become a by-word internationally for political passivity & resignation. However, in reality, small groups have attempted to mobilize the public against the bank bailouts & austerity.  This documentary, filmed over 12 months by award-winning  director Donnacha Ó Briain, chronicles the experiences of some of this small group – those who took a stand during one of the most momentous periods in Irish history.

Award-winning director and producer, Donnacha Ó Briain (Chavez: Inside The Coup, 2001) who will join us for a post-screening discussion.

The film follows the fortunes of some key grassroots initiatives launched by civil society during 2011/12: including the Dublin-based Spectacle of Defiance & Hope with its French Revolution-inspired ‘Books of Grievance’; and the dogged villagers of Ballyhea in North Cork , who started a weekly march against the bondholder payouts in 2011, only to end up at the doors of the ECB in Frankfurt. Filmed in raw cinema verité , the film charts with immediacy the realities and frustrations of those trying to build a social movement in Ireland during an age of political indifference and passivity.

About the Director

Donnacha Ó Briain is an award winning director from Dublin.  Since 1997 he has directed critically acclaimed documentaries which have been broadcast on RTE, TG4, BBC, National Geographic, ARTE(France), ZDF (Germany) and Al-Jazeera. Among them is the documentary “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” about the 2002 attempted coup against Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez  which won over twenty international prizes including The Silver Hugo Award (Chicago), the International Documentary Award, and the prestigious Grierson Award for Best International Documentary

The Screening will take place at 69 O;Connell Street on Saturday 12th of April. The showing time will be announced in our forthcoming programme in March.

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More International Entries

belgium japan-flagTwo More international entries were received this week to add to the growing list of filmmakers interest in this years Short Film Awards. Belgium and Japan are the latest Countries from which film makers have entered from. These join entries from the USA, Spain and Canada.

We are carefully considering an International Category for the awards because of this interest and if the list continues we hope to make the International Award a permanent one each year.

If you are interested in entering the competition the details can be found HERE




New International Shorts Continue to Arrive



New Year Entries from Spain and Canada have reached us!!

Happy New Year to everyone and a special welcome to our friends in Spain and Canada who have sent us their entries for the 5th Short Film Awards 2014.

These entries have been added for consideration for the short listing and have also expanded the number of films and countries we have received entries from.

With Limerick, standing tall as the National City of Culture for 2014 we are looking forward to seeing plenty of visitors this year. There are special screenings being organized for the 3 day event as well as active events where film makers can show off their skills and pitch ideas to their colleagues and peers.

As the events are finalized in the coming months we will announce the launch date for the schedule where we hope to have special guests in attendance.

More soon.



Entry Forms For 5th Limerick Film Festival 2014

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Entry Forms Now Available!

With the holiday season nearly upon us once again and the dawn of an exciting new year for Limerick with its status as National City of Culture in 2014, the team here at the Limerick Film Festival are excited about the changes and additions we’re planning for next April.

We will of course continue with our Short Film Competition, which is a must for Film Makers on the Irish Film Festival Circuit each year.

The Application form are available and can be downloaded by clicking the camera icon below or using the link below that.

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Entry Form Page HERE
Also Check out the Articles of Submission for guidelines for entering.
More news soon.
Festival Director.