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Q&A Session with director Terry McMahon, Actor Moe Dunford and DOP Michael Lavelle

Q&A Session with director Terry McMahon, Actor Moe Dunford and DOP Michael Lavelle

A fascinating film screening and Q&A session afterwards was had at 69 O’Connell Street to mark the end of the 3rd Annual Richard Harris International Film Festival. Terry McMahon’s acclaimed feature, Patrick’s Day, played out to a well attended and spell bound audience on Sunday 25th October.

With the haunting music from the genius that is Damien Dempsey along with the captivating performance of Moe Dunford, the artistic eye of DOP Michael Lavelle, the precession editing by Emer Reynolds and the creative force of director Terry McMahon gives audiences a new insight to the topic of mental health which is more often misunderstood and stigmatised in todays society.

If you haven’t seen this film then it needs to be on your list. Lessions are here also for film makers. It is possible for a meaningful film that connects and speaks to audiences, to be created for a budget of 400,000 Euro.

Check out the trailer below.

Simon with Nigel Mercier, (LImerick School of Acting), Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes) and Ronan Cassidy (Film Limerick) (Photo by (Pat Browne, Munster Images)

Simon with Nigel Mercier, (LImerick School of Acting), Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes) and Ronan Cassidy (Film Limerick) (Photo by (Pat Browne, Munster Images)


LtoR: Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes), Jacinta Khan (Savoy Hotel) and Simon. (Photo by Pat Browne, Munster Images.)

LtoR: Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes), Jacinta Khan (Savoy Hotel) and Simon. (Photo by Pat Browne, Munster Images.)

Call for Entries Screen


Hi everyone,


Now into our 7th year here in Limerick and delighted to be up and running again bringing film makers together again in April 2016.

Below is the new link for your Entries and Rules of Submission for the 7th Limerick Film Festival Short film Competition.

Following feedback from last year we have decided to use FILM FREEWAY as partners for the entry process. Its simple to use and will streamline both the process and the festival into the future. The entry fee for this years competition $10.00 (General Entry). All films submitted will be accessed for the shortlisting as per normal with the short list announced towards the end of March.

Deadline for entry is March 4th 2016 and all entries must follow the rules of submission. (see the ‘Rules of submission’ for all details regarding the competition via the Film Freeway link below).

Best of luck and we will see you all in April 14th to 16th, 2016.

Simon McGuire

Limerick Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

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To mark the anniversary of The Pigtown Fling there will be a showing of Mood Poem, the Crude Media documentary based on the artists on the production, and their life in Limerick.
The screening will be in The BellTable Arts Centre, 69 O’Connell St on Sunday 20th Sept (a year to the date since that wonderful night) at 4pm. This will be introduced by, John Greenwood where there will be an announcement on how the idea of legacy is progressing. This will include the announcement of a competition that they have just secured a 1000 euro Prize for. (More details on the day).
The screening it is of course free and please bring your friends.
For more information contact:
John Samuel Greenwood – Creative Director
(Artist – Raw Nerve Noise)
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Film Limerick Trilogy Editor, Simon McGuire at the Avid Edit Suite in Limerick Institute of Technology

We are in the final stages of the Offline cut of the Film Limerick Trilogy. The short films, The Apparel, Day Off and Date:Time are now being spotted by the music composers and the final preparations for the delivery to the online and sound mixing team will take place in the coming weeks.

In what has been an ambitious project, realised by Film Limerick Project manager, Ronan Cassidy, and Irish writer and Director Gerry Stembridge, the trilogy of films has brought together both professional and aspiring film makers in Limerick to create a film cultural legacy that will hopefully continue for many years to come.

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

As editor on the three films, I have had the opportunity not only to work with three new directors and experience their vision for the stories but I have also had the opportunity to train in three assistant editors and give them a practical and first person view of the craft of editing, here at the facilities of Limerick Institute of Technology.

Maeve Humphreys, Patryk Czekalski and Mark Griffin have all worked on scenes for the films as well as give their interpretation and input to the ideas of the films. Similar training opportunities were given on set by Gerry, Ronan and the DOP Paddy Jordan to the different production departments, giving this project its unique selling point for future investment. In some cases the trainees have had other opportunities to work on professional productions around the country which in turn cements the early success of the Film Limerick Trilogy before its even been completed.

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

As the online post production, grading and sound mixing are nearing, there is a sense of anticipation for the premiere screening of these films by the cast and crew. Also with the impending new academic year in the third level institutions such as Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick College of Further Education, it is hoped that current and incoming students take advantage of the possible future opportunities that may arise from the back of this project.

Details of the premiere of the trilogy will be made on the Behind the Scenes website HERE.


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Screen Grab of Date:Time Starring Mark Griffin and Erica Murray

The production on the final film, Date:Time, of the Film Limerick Training Trilogy has finished. With a tired cast and crew it is now down to the Post Production team to work their magic and deliver the trilogy in the coming months.

A big thank you to everyone who was involved and a big shout out to the film making talent of Limerick in getting behind this ambitious project.

Keep an eye of the Behind The Scenes Website (Click HERE) for details of the premiere in the Autumn as well as further updates on all of the Limerick City of Culture / Film Limerick funded films.


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(Location Photos Via Lucy Dawson)

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(Photos via: Lucy Dawson)

Date:Time, the third of a trilogy of Limerick created short films has begun production in locations around the city, including Steamboat Quay, Brimstone Restaurant and Cafe Noir. With a heavy schedule of three days, the cast and crew are busily in production of this unique script. Directed by Paul Corey (under the watchful eye of Gerry Stembridge) and filmed by Paddy Jordan, Date:Time will complete the trilogy of short films under the Film Limerick Legacy project by Ronan Cassidy (Film Limerick Project Manager) and Behind The Scenes.

Post production which is headed up by Simon McGuire, is nearing completion on the first two films  ; The Apparel (Directed by Peter Delaney) and Day Off (Directed by Stephen Hall) and the post for Date:Time will be completed in the coming weeks.

There will be a September Premiere of all the films in a Limerick Venue (to be announced) which will give audiences as well as the cast and crews of all three films a chance to marvel at the hard work put into the project by Limerick Film Makers.

Keep an eye out over the next few days for the film crew in the city.


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A very positive and informative evening was had at Dolans on the Dock Road on Monday night last (29th June)

With a full house in attendance of film makers, the media and the crews of the Film Limerick Trilogy films, short excerpts of the first two films that are nearing completion were screened along with a panel discussion.

From Left: Peter Delaney (dir), Stephen Hall (dir), and Daniel Mooney (writer)

From Left: Peter Delaney (dir), Stephen Hall (dir), and Daniel Mooney (writer)

Writer, Daniel Mooney (The Apparel), Director, Peter Delaney (The Apparel) and Director, Stephen Hall (Day Off) gave a in-depth insight to their experience of working on the unique Film Limerick project answering questions from Film Limerick Project Manager Ronan Cassidy and members of the audience.

Audience at the Film Limerick Scene Screening.

Audience at the Film Limerick Scene Screening.

With the third film ‘Date:Time’ to go into production on July 22nd, this event has generated a positive vibe with the cast and crew, giving them a clear idea of how the films are progressing and the advantages of working on the Film Limerick project.

Also mentioned were the two Bursary films, Lost and Found and The Clockmakers Dream. Both of which received €15,000 each through the  Limerick City of Culture 2014, Film Limerick and Behind The Scenes, and are in the final stages of post production. The teaser trailer for Lost and Found was screened also which stars many local and familiar Limerick Acting talent. This trailer can be viewed below.

Behind the Scenes would like to again thank all who worked, volunteered or simply supported the trilogy project and look forward to the completion of the final film and the premiere of all three at a date in September 2015.


The Behind The Scenes Team.



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A big thank you to everyone who has worked on, and supported the Film Limerick Trilogy Short Films [Day Off – Director Steve Hall, Writer Peter McNamara and The Apparel – Director Peter Delaney, Writer Dan Mooney].

We look forward to seeing you all again, and collaborating with you on future film projects.

***Why not come down to Dolans on Monday 29th June at 7:00pm to see Exclusive Scenes from the short films, with a Director and Panel Talk on the night***.

We will also be discussing on the night the final film of The Limerick Trilogy, “Date:Time” (Writer – Philip Shanahan, Director Paul Corey) which is scheduled to go into production mid July.
Please bring along your family and friends to this free event. We just ask that you register your interest so we can save you a seat and some popcorn!. Please book now,


LIT Active Leadership

LIT Active Leadership

Hi all

Following on from the great success of this years festival along with the Craol Award win for the students of the Video & Sound Technology course and Wired FM, we have the latest videos release from the electrical and electronic department social team.

Music Technology and Video and Sound Technology Courses


Katie & Jack


Well Done to all involved.