Colin Craker (3rd year Creative Broadcast and Film Production Student) receiving the #richardharrisinternationalfilmfestival award for film excellence.

Big congratulations to 3rd Year Creative Broadcast and Film Production student, Colin Craker, for winning the inaugural ‘Richard Harris International Film Festival Award for Film Excellence’, at the Frame By Frame Student Showcase on April 12th.

His short animation, titled ‘Cobblestones‘, had the audience spellbound with  ‘Bladerunner’ visual influences and all produced using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, which impressed the RHIFF team of Zeb and Sylvia Moore.

The Frame By Frame Student Showcase, was created and run by the Students and Staff of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme at Limerick Institute of Technology and will return again in 2019 where new talent and display their work to their peers and industry professionals.

It is expected that Colin’s film along with the other productions will be entered into the Richard Harris Film Festival and will screen in October this year.

Zeb Moore (RHIFF), Simon McGuire (Post Production Lecturer) & Sylvia Moore (RHIFF) at the opening reception of the Showcase.

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Tuesday April 10th

Director David keating: Film director and screenwriter, His writing includes work for Columbia/Sony Pictures and Jim Sheridan’s script for INTO THE WEST. Director:  THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS, (Miramax / IFB) with Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne and Christina Ricci. WAKE WOOD (Hammer / IFB) with Aidan Gillen, Timothy Spall and Eva Birthistle. CHERRY TREE (MPI / IFB) — with Naomi Battrick, Anna Walton and Sam Hazeldene. CHERRY TREE was selected to open Film4 Frightfest 2015 in London’s Leicester Square, it had its US premiere at Lincoln Plaza in NYC November 2015.

David will be leading an interactive discussion on the role of the film director on a feature film, how to develop communication skills with crew members from distinctly varied disciplines: image, sound, design, production, finance. The language of direction for fiction, use of the Kuleshov effect in montage and narrative, subtext analysis and directing actors for screen. (Millennium Theatre LIT 11:00 – 13:00)

The talk will be followed by an intensive workshop (numbers limited) with collaboration from The Limerick School of Acting on directing actors for the screen. (Aula Maxima, LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

 

Wednesday April 11th

4 Corner Debate  – Piracy

“Piracy is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of people who work in

the movie and TV industry”. Lead by Creative Broacast & Film Production

year 1 students. Come along & have your say. (Millennium Theatre LIT 13:00 – 14:00)

Marie-Therese Garvey – Documentary Production

Marie-Therese is an award-winning documentary film producer and founder of creative production company, Greater Than Ten Miles. (Atlantic (2016), narrated by Brendan Gleeson). In her talk she will explore the art of storytelling through mixed visual documentary modes, research skills in production, and documentary finance.  (Millennium Theatre LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

 

Thursday April 12th

Scott Smith – The Final Edit

Scott has over 25 years of experience as an online editor, and 15 as colourist. He’s worked on hundreds of programmes, promos, and TVCs for major studios and broadcasters in the United States and Europe, including: Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, MGM, Disney, Castle Rock, FX, TNT, NBC, HBO, E! Entertainment, BBC, ITV, Channel 5, ZDF, S4C, UKTV, RTE, TV3, TG4, and UTV. He listens to his clients, and can take a project from script to finished broadcast programme. His primary tools are DaVinci Resolve, Avid Symphony, and Autodesk Smoke. (Millennium Theatre LIT 11:00 – 13:00)

The talk will be followed by an workshop on Da Vinci Resolve (Block 15C01 LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

Showcase Screening & Exhibition

Exhibition: Millennium Theatre Foyer LIT 11:00 – 21:30

Reception: Millennium Theatre Foyer LIT 18:00 – 19:00 – All Welcome.

Screening: Festival Screening overview with Zeb Moore – Richard Harris International Film Festival followed by student film & animation screenings + Inaugural “Richard Harris Award for Excellence in Film” presentation.

Millennium Theatre LIT 19:00 – 22:00

For more information contact: film@lit.ie

Following on from yesterday’s ‘first look’ trailer release, we were delighted to have episode director of Nightflyers; Maggie Kiley, to give a talk to the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and Music Technology students at the Millennium Theatre this lunchtime.

Giving her unique insight to film making, Maggie answered numerous questions from students and staff about her experience and previous award winning projects, not to mention her time on Nightflyers (without giving away any secrets).

Nightflyers has released the first look trailer to its much anticipated series. Filmed in Troy Studios, Limerick, the crew is made up of many talented people, 30% of which is claimed to be local talent.

The series is a production of NBC Universal and Universal Cable Productions and is adapted from the 1987 George RR Martin novella of the same name. Netflix will co-produce the series and will have first-run rights to the series outside of the US. It is due to air on the Syfy Channel in the US and on Netflix worldwide in the Autumn 2018.

Troy Studios, Limerick City.

LIT Music Festival 2018

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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@lit.ie


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

Further information is available from Filmbase – please submit queries by email to studentmedia@filmbase.ie

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.

 LIMERICK SHORT FILM BURSARIES 2018

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: http://www.lit.ie/Courses/LC371/default.aspx 

 

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: