Simon receiving the award for Best Midwest Short Film from Mayor of Limerick, Francis Foley

The success of the short film, Warts and All’, continued on Sunday night last, with it picking up the award for Best MidWest Short Film at the Richard Harris International Film Festival. There was stiff competition in this category, namely Wednesday Child, directed by Laura O’Shea, which had three nominations in total.

Warts and all editor, Simon McGuire, was present to accept the award on behalf of director Pat Shortt, writer Michelle Lehane and producer Lee Crowley. This award comes on the back of picking up the Best International Narrative Short Film Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California the previous week. The film will be continuing to screen at various festivals around the country and abroad, so keep an eye out for it in coming schedules.

In the mean time, check out the trailer below.

On the back of successful screenings at the Newport Beach and Kerry Film Festivals, news filtered through from Newport Beach that Warts and All received the award for Best International Narrative Short Film.

Producer Lee Crowley has led in the thanks via the films Twitter page, “We are absolutely delighted to win Best Short Narrative International Short. Thanks to the jury and all the team @nbff for this wonderful award!”

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Warts and All and a special congrats to the director Pat Shortt on bringing the team together to make this project.

For a Full report on all the award winners at the Newport Beach Film Festival Check out the article by clicking the Variety Logo below:

THe 10th year of the Richard Harris International Film Festival is now underway with a jammed packed programme of events taking place across multiple venues in Limerick City. With short and feature screenings, networking events and the annual Gala Awards Show, produced by Simon McGuire, LSAD, TUS, this promises to be a great in-person return to the festival since the pandemic.

Check out the schedule below and click on the logo above for the website and more details and information.

Wednesday, October 26th

TimeVenueEvent
6:00pm-8:00pm1314 @ Jerry Flannery’sShort film screenings – Student #1 (BLOCK 1)
8:00pm-10:00pm1314 @ Jerry Flannery’sHorror Feature “Midnight Peepshow” Irish Premiere (18s)
10:00pm-CloseJerry Flannery’sAfter Party / Networking

Thursday, October 27th

TimeVenueEvent
2:00pm–4:00pmThe CommercialShort film screenings – National #1 (BLOCK 2)
2:30pm–4:00pm1314 @ Jerry Flannery’sShort film screenings – National #2 (BLOCK 3)
4:00pm-6:00pmThe CommercialTBC
4:15pm–5:45pm1314 @ Jerry Flannery’sShort film screenings – National #3 (BLOCK 4)
7:30pm-9:30pmNo. 2 PeryFeature “Jazz UK: Spitting Fire” Irish Premiere with Q&A (G)
10:00pm-CloseThe CommercialAfter Party / Networking

Friday, October 28th

TimeVenueEvent
1:00pm–3:00pmThe CommercialShort film screenings – International #1 (BLOCK 5)
3:00pm–5:00pm1314 @ Jerry Flannery’sFeature “A Life On The Farm” Irish Premiere with Q&A (via Zoom)
3:30pm-5:00pmThe CommercialShort film screenings – Documentary #1 (BLOCK 6)
5:45pm-8:30pmBelltableDouble Bill Feature Screening with Q&A (in person) (G)
8:45pm-10:30pmBelltableHorror Feature “The Lair” Irish Premiere with Q&A (via Zoom) (18s)
10:30pm-CloseGeorge BoutiqueAfter Party / Networking

Saturday, October 29th

TimeVenueEvent
10:00am–12:00pmBelltableShort film screenings – Documentary #2 (BLOCK 7)
12:30pm-2:30pmBelltableShort film screenings – National #4 (BLOCK 8)
12:30pm-3:00pmThe CommercialFeature “The Rock in the Sea” plus Short
2:00pmThe Parade, King John’s CastleLiterary, Heritage Walking Tour of Limerick
3:00pm-4:30pm1314 @ Jerry Flannery’sShort film screenings – National #5 (BLOCK 9)
3:00pm-5:15pmBelltableFamily Feature Screening with Book Signing
4:30pm-5:30pmInnovate LimerickStunt Coordinator Safety Seminar with Jimmy O’Donnell
4:45pm-5:30pm1314 @ Jerry Flannery’s“Focus On Ukraine” – Short Screening (International) (BLOCK 10)
3:30pm-5:30pmThe CommercialFeature “Hard Shell/Soft Shell” Irish Premiere (PG)
5:30pm-7:30pmBelltableSpecial Shorts Section with Q&A
8:00pm-10:00pmBelltable“A Place Among the Dead” Screening with Q&A (via Zoom) (16s)
10:00pm-CloseTBCAfter Party / Networking

Sunday, October 30th

TimeVenueEvent
10:00am–12:00pmBelltableShort film screenings – National #6 (BLOCK 11)
10:00am–4:00pmInnovate LimerickActing Workshop / Fishpond Selftape
12:15pm-2:00pmBelltableFeature “Bad Things In the Middle of Nowhere” World Premiere
12:30pm-2:00pmThe CommercialShort film screenings – International #2 (BLOCK 12)
2:00pm-3:00pmThe CommercialTBC
2:30pm-5:00pmBelltableGala Matinee Feature “The Man in the Hat”
6:30pm-10:00pmThomond Park Events & Conferencing FacilityLive Red Carpet Awards Show + Gala Evening
10:00pm-CloseThomond Park Events & Conferencing FacilityAwards After Party / Networking
11:30pm-LateThe Library, No. 101Awards After After Party

Monday, October 31st

TimeVenueEvent
1:00pm-3:00pmThe CommercialLimerick Writers Centre Readers: Eamonn Carr and Oran Ryan. Music: The Mysterious Mr. Valentine
 The CommercialWilliam O Reilly Talk and celebration of TERRY JAMES with friends of Harris
4:00pm-WrapCurraghgower Seafood BarWrap Party

Click the banner below for a Festival-at-a-glance Downloadable PDF.

RHIFF Festival at a Glance

The Festival Programme features Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy! They have 27 Shorts, 2 Features, 2 Retrospectives (The original Hocus Pocus and 28 Days Later screened by EIFF at Arc Cinema Ennis) , 14 International Shorts, 13 Irish Shorts, 7 Student Shorts, 3 Irish Student Shorts, 5 Workshops, 1 industry panel, 1 Pitching Comp and a Whiskey Experience for after hours!  They even have their very own festival beer – a blood orange infused ale (of course!) by local brewery Western Herd.

Check out our website: www.ennisinternationalfantasticfilmfest.com for events and links to ticket bookings.

EIFF on social media: 

Twitter: @EnnisFilmFest

Insta: @ennisfilmfest

Facebook: @ennisinternationalfantasticfilmfest

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(As per website)

ENGINE Short Film Scheme 2

Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is delivered in partnership with the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

The training & production scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming filmmakers to create world-class shorts that resonate with a wide international audience.

It also offers the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance. Shortlisted teams avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of up to €12,500 each to produce a short film.

Timeline

The deadline for applications from individual writers or teams or writer, director, and producer is Wednesday 30th November (12noon) 2022.

Shortlist projects will take part in the training programme to further develop their ideas and they will then be invited to pitch their ideas to an industry panel.

Following the pitch, up to 6 films will be produced across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary from April to May 2023 with further training and mentoring support provided to teams.

For more information on this fantastic scheme as well as the rules and guidelines do check out the ENGINE Short Film Scheme Website HERE or click on the logo at the top of this page.

EUNICS Short Shorts 2022 – will be held in the Millenium Theatre on 20th October 2022

Expect Action, Comedy, Animation, Drama and more from Short Shorts from Europe Film Festival, a selection of European short films of ten member countries of EUNIC Ireland. 

Let Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, and Spain entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary, cutting-edge filmmakers. Cork International Film Festival and TUS Limerick School of Art and Design will also present short films from Ireland on the programme. After the screening the audience will be asked to vote for their favourite film via their smartphone.

This event is brought to you by the EUNIC Ireland network in association with Cork International Film Festival, Light House Cinema Dublin, Pálás Cinema Galway, TUS Limerick School of Art and Design and Richard Harris International Film Festival. EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. It advocates a prominent role of culture in international relations and is a strategic partner of the EU.

EUNIC Ireland members are: Alliance Française/Embassy of France, Austrian Embassy, British Council, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Culture Ireland, Goethe-Institut, Embassy of Greece, Instituto Cervantes/Spanish Agency for the International Cooperation and Development (AECID), Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Embassy of Hungary, Embassy of Luxembourg, Embassy of Malta, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of Portugal, Embassy of Romania, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia and Embassy of Switzerland.

More information can be found Here.

Booking information Book Here

Price(s) Free – Booking Required

LSAD is delighted to bring back the student magazine programme, Word On The Street, for a new series coming later in the Autumn.

The popular programme, now in its sixth series, is produced by the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production course at LSAD and this year will fall under the in-house production unit Film CEL (Film Craftsmanship, Excellence & Learning).

For more info please email the team at FilmCEL@lit.ie

Michelle Lehane (Actor/Writer) and Danny McCafferty Actor

A special event on Sunday the 23rd of October has been created for Director Pat Shortt and Producer Lee Crowley at the Kerry Film Festival in Killarney.

Role Reversal with Pat Shortt & Lee Crowley 

Pat, Actor turned Director & Producer Lee, will join the audience for screening and a chat about their new short film Warts & All.

Pat will discussing the creative process of stepping behind the camera, and Lee, will give an insight into the highs and lows of doing so.

This conversation will be hosted by Actress & Filmmaker Jessica Courtney Leen (Not My Sister).

This event is free but registration is required by ordering tickets.

Check out the link HERE to book tickets or click on the image above.

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Warts & All

Synopsis: Aron, a single thirty something, attempts to navigate falling in love, while attempting to hide his insecurities.

He wrestles between his longing to fit in and being true to himself, unsure whether the real him is too much for anyone to love.

Director:Pat Shortt

Writer: Michelle Lehane

Producer: Lee Crowley

Runtime: 12min

Age Recommendation: 12+

Great Southern Killarney

Town Centre, Avenue, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 R866

October 23, 2022, 2:45 – 4:00 PM IST

More events at venue

Warts And All Poster
A short highlights of the exhibitions put on by LSAD for Culture Night 2022

Exciting times ahead for the cast and crew of Warts and All, with the announcement of selection to the Newport Beach Film Festival.

The short film, directed by Pat Shortt, will get its screening on October 16th at the California festival which draws a number of famous faces as well as established and iconic film makers each year.

For details check out the link HERE and watch this space for other festival screening announcements in Ireland.

Michelle Lehane (Writer, Actor), Pat Shortt (Director) and Faye Short (Actor) at the Galway Film Fleadh screening of Warts and All.
Fay Shortt(Actor), Pat Shortt (Director), Michelle Lehane(Writer/Actor) and Simon McGuire (Editor) at the Galway Film Fleadh Screening of Warts And All.