LIT Music Festival 2018

Posted: February 25, 2018 in live Event

LIT Music Festival ‘18

This March, LIT hosts its 7th annual Music Festival in partnership with SPIN South West. The week-long event consists of interactive workshops, exhibitions, music, and art installations. Along with talks from leading music and media industry professionals and special performances from our very own students as well as local talents. This year’s festival takes place from the 12th to the 15th of March 2018. Check back for more updates on LIT Music Festival 2018.

You can also follow our journey @LITMusicFest on Facebook & Twitter. For more information please contact us at

Music Festival Schedule (Click the image below to view the larger version)

Capacity for events is limited and will be facilitated on a first-come-first-served basis. The school’s event on Monday is fully booked for 2018 and the closing event ‘33RPM: Vincent Browne and Blindboy Boatclub, presented by Wired FM’ is now sold out.


Call for Entries

(As Per Film Ireland Web Source)

Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA and Filmbase invite media students in Ireland to apply for support for the production and distribution of graduate film and media projects. This support will be open to any student, or groups of students, collaborating on the creation of an audiovisual film, documentary or multimedia project as part of their final year coursework.

  • Information Session 06 March in Filmbase | Apply here to secure your place.
  • Application Deadline 20 March | Eligibility & Application Forms available here.

These awards will provide support for film and media students graduating into the Irish and European audiovisual industries and to encourage graduates to develop the essential skills necessary for creating future funding applications. As such the application process for support replicates key aspects of the application process for Irish and European project funding.

Two projects will be awarded a cash contribution of up to €750 to support their production budgets and to facilitate the development and implementation of a marketing and distribution strategy for their completed works. In addition, film-based projects will be offered access to facilities at Filmbase and individual consultation on festival strategy and international marketing for short films.

Students interested are invited to attend an Information Session on Tuesday 6th March from 3.30 – 4.30pm in Filmbase. This session will present an overview of the key supports available from Filmbase and CED Ireland, provide key advice for making funding applications, and answer specific questions on this new initiative. Please click here to register for the information session.


Further information is available from Filmbase – please submit queries by email to

Taking place at the Millennium Theatre, LIT from April 10th to 12th 2018 will be a new exciting event showcasing the best in Film Talent LIT has to offer this year.

We are pleased to announce details of the premier screening of Creative Broadcast & Film Production student showcase 2018.
“Frame by Frame” will run from April 10th – 12th in the Millennium Theatre LIT. More details to follow. Spread the word

More details soon as they are released from the ‘Frame by Frame’ team.




A new series of Short Film Bursaries has been announced by Limerick City and County Council this week. There are two available and will amount to €8000.

There is an application process followed by an interview process which is adjudicated by a selected panel.

Eligibility is made out as follows:

Individuals and organisations based in Limerick are invited to apply for the above bursaries to support film projects at all stages, whether in the initial phase of research and development or at the later stages of production, given that they:

  •   Are professional film makers;
  •   Are based in Limerick;
  •   Are submitting an original proposal or development work in relation to an existing piece.

Limerick Short Film Bursaries will not be allocated to fund the following:

  •   Proposals which do not have an artistic objective, for example, sport, heritage, historical, tourism, general recreation, etc.;
  •   Persons in full time undergraduate and postgraduate level study;
  •   Charity fundraisers;
  •   Artist in Schools Residencies (separate grant funding stream);
  •   Tyrone Guthrie Bursaries (separate grant funding stream);
  •   Publications;
  •   Day to day operational or administrative costs;
  •   Capital requests for building improvements to workspaces and venues.

For more information go to the website below where you can download the application guidelines and form.


New to the CAO for 2018 is the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Level 8 programme based in the Moylish Campus of LIT.

This practical based programme is over four years and includes modules across a range of departments of Broadcast and Film Production.

With the arrival of Troy Studios and the ‘Nightflyers’ series, which is currently under production, Limerick is quickly becoming the new destination for high end programming and film. (See Link: Limerick’s Troy Studios prepares for full flight as Nightflyers takes off – Photo 1 of 4 – Limerick )

More information on the level 8 programme can be got from the flyer below or checking out the website: 


More than 70 Students benefit from 2017 Leaders@LIT Student Scholarship Programme

-Special Guest Speaker, Former Munster and Irish International Rugby Player, Paul O’Connell and the 34 donors who contributed €750,000 to the scholarship fund, show their support at a special awards ceremony at LIT.

More than 70 recipients of the 2017 Leaders@LIT Student Scholarship Programme, along with the 34 donors who have contributed €750,000 to the scholarship fund to date, were recognised at a special ceremony in Limerick Institute of Technology, December 4, 2017.

The LIT student scholarship aims to alleviate the strain of financial difficulties experienced by targeted student cohorts, and so allow the recipients to concentrate fully on their education and finish their course of study.

Had the pleasure of filming and editing the promotional video for this event which can be watch on the link below:

With 11 categories and over 33 companies shortlisted, this years Limerick Chamber Business Awards are more popular than ever with Limerick companies both large and small.

Returning again this year I have had the honor of filming short interviews with each of the nominees and then putting together both the nomination VTs for November 9th at the Greenhills hotel and the winning VTs for the awards night itself on November 17th at the Strand Hotel.

Best of luck to the nominees on Friday 17th Nov.

There is a fund raising campaign for former graduate and entrepreneur Robert Laffan who has suffered a serious brain injury during a conference he was attending in the United States.

His wife Emily is with him by his side in Minneapolis … She maybe out there up to a month..

So right now many of their friends are coming together to raise funds to help ease some of this unforeseen financial burden that will arise

If there is any way you can help get the following out there, that would be great….

And particularity the gofunfme to help their family through this

A little reminder of who Rob Laffan is…
Rob Laffan is a past student of Industrial Automation and Robotics in the Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Through the guidance of Ian Foley (FYP project) he came up with a touch screen device (using HMI) that would help those with Autism (non verbal) to communicate their needs and feelings by touching pictures on a screen which in turn sends a text message to the carers phone

Roberts daughter Sadie has Autism…

With this he went on to win several major innovation/entrepreneur awards during his final year…

His idea called “Tippy Talk” caught the eye of several investors which was then developed into an “App”

Its use is now worldwide in homes and has recently entering the schools for Autism in America.

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