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Well another year is over for the Limerick Film Festival and I have now switched my attention back to other projects (Editing the Film Limerick Trilogy Films, Behind The Scenes, LIT Work and the Doctorate)

We had a great festival, with an increase on numbers overall for the guest speakers, screenings and Awards show.

The full edited version of the Short Film Awards show can be found by clicking the image below.

Thanks to all who helped out… (too many to name here) but you all know who you are.

I’ll be working over the summer on next years details and structure and hopefully in September there will be more information to give you.

Simon.

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Big thanks to the team of Fusion Magazine for the photos and right up in this months edition.

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With principle filming completed on the second film of the trilogy, The Apparel, we have now started the post production.

The “training Trilogy”, a brainchild of Film Limerick Project Manager, Ronan Cassidy, has brought together both professional and novice filmmakers to realise the three short scripts created by Limerick’s Dan Mooney, Peter McNamara and Philip Shanahan.

The post production team consists of LSAD Student; Maeve Humphreys, Mark Griffin (LCFE) and Patryk Czekalski (LIT) (Assistant editors) and myself as lead editor. Limerick Institute of Technology is providing the post production facilities for the offline editing. We are using Avid Media Composer 7 with an Avid ISIS 5500 server for storage.

With the first of the three films, Day Off, already in the middle of post production, the team now move onto the more difficult task of managing two at the same time. With the third (Date Night) in preproduction, the team will be soon working on all the trilogy ensuring that the visual and story links are working along with balancing the ideas of three directors and the support of Ronan and Gerry Stembridge.
In the end we will have three great short films of which we can all be proud of, which will also show off to the rest of Ireland that Limerick has talent and locations for professional film making.

More soon.

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(Photo Credit: Herbert Knowles, Shannon, Co.Clare.)

PRESS RELEASE

The 6th Annual Limerick Film Festival was formally launched on Tuesday 31st March at the George Boutique Hotel, Limerick. 

The launch of the Limerick Film Festival Programme 2015 was a great success, with a large attendance from the local film making community. Limerick Film Festival Director, Simon McGuire, spoke about the importance of the previous year’s Limerick City of Culture Film Legacy and the resulting short film production currently taking place in the city.

This year’s programme includes many inspiring guest speakers and screenings.

Brendan McCarthy, co-author of the new MadMax: Fury Road film, due for release in May 2015, will be speaking on Thursday 23rd April.

Renowned Irish film director, Kevin Liddy, will be screening his latest short film, The Suffering Kind (Winner of the Spirit of Cork Indie Film Festival), along with his critically acclaimed film, Horse, on Friday 24th April.

The final speaker will be Irish music composer, Patrick Cassidy, whose recent work includes the soundtrack to the award winning Calvary, will be speaking on Saturday 25th April.

All guests will speak in the Film Festival’s home of the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology. The Short List for the Short Film Awards was also released and details are on the film festival website www.limerickfilmfestival.net

For further information, please contact Simon McGuire at simon.mcguire@lit.ie

For further information on these and the other events in the schedule please see the schedule pages on the website HERE

 

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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.

 

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Am delighted to be working on this project and there is certainly a buzz around the film community in Limerick. Here’s hoping it will help with the Limerick2020 bid in the coming months.

S

Behind The Scenes Meeting.

Posted: March 8, 2015 in Film
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BEHIND THE SCENES | MONDAY 9TH MARCH | DOLANS | 7PM

For our rescheduled event from February we will be having a meeting at Dolan’s, Dock Road, Limerick.

Agenda:

1.Behind the Scenes update on Annual General Meeting [AGM].
2.Film Limerick update: including Trilogy, Lost and Found, the Clock Makers Doll.
4.Film Festivals Dates and Deadlines.
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When: Monday 9th March 2015 – 7:00pm [Duration 1hour]

Where: Dolans, Dock Road, Limerick.

Who: Who is the meeting for – Behind the Scenes workshops, events and meetings are open to those interested in filmmaking. [Membership is not required to attend Behind the Scenes Events]

How: How can I get involved – Join us on the night,


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Limerick institute of Technology is running the sister festival to the Limerick Film Festival from March 3rd to 6th 2015 at the Millennium Theatre.

As you can see from the poster there is an impressive lineup and several events that are not to be missed.

Check out their website HERE

2 Weeks to go

Posted: February 22, 2015 in Film
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Only two more weeks to get your films entered to the 6th Annual Limerick Film Festival, Short Film Awards.
Details and entry forms are on the website (see HERE).

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Just three weeks to go to the deadline for entries for the Short Film Awards 2015. Check out the entry forms page above or click HERE.

March 6th is less than three weeks away and the LFF team are delighted with the level of entries received so far.

Your entries can be sent either electronically or by snail mail to the address on the entry forms.

Looking forward to receiving many more entries in the coming weeks.

Good Luck

Limerick Film Festival Team.