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The Management Team and Board of The Richard Harris International Film Festival will now run the Limerick Film Festival, with Simon McGuire also joining the board.

Simon McGuire, LFF, & Zeb Moore, RHIFF.

The legacy of both festivals will be kept alive as the newly-partnered entity continues to nurture talent in the Mid-West and beyond.

Simon McGuire, Limerick Film Festival Director:
“Over the past eight years the Limerick Film Festival has strived to work with professional broadcast and film craftsmen and women to bring together a festival that would be both unique and attractive to third level students and filmmakers alike. The new merger with the Richard Harris International Film Festival will strengthen those industry connections while also bringing together the best elements of both festivals in one series of events.

”The partnership of both festivals will cement its place on the Irish Film Festival circuit and coincides with the new third level programme at LIT in ‘Creative Broadcast & Film Production’. With the short film awards show returning there is certainly a lot to look forward to in October and beyond.”

Sylvia Moore, RHIFF:
“As a long-time supporter of LFF I am delighted with merger of the two main film festivals in Limerick, as a direct result of the merger a new category for students has been added to the RHIFF festival submissions process. We at RHIFF are thrilled to now include a specific student category showcasing the enormous talent of the film-making future to Irish and International audiences.

Our collaboration with Newport Beach Film Festival in Orange County, California saw their Irish short screenings double this year, winner of the RHIFF Newport Beach Film Festival gets automatic screening at Newport Beach FF & the Newport team also take recommendations from RHIFF for Irish Features and Short Films. As a result of this 3 more top U.S. film festivals are now looking to RHIFF to assist in programming their Irish screenings for 2018, thus ensuring films screened at RHIFF get to reach a broader audience in the U.S.A. Make sure to keep an eye on our websites and social media for further updates, truly exciting times ahead.”

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You are cordially invited to attend the annual Mary Immaculate College’s Fourth Year Media and Communication Students screening of their documentaries and advertisements.
The themes this year include:
Skinscapes, The skin is an empty canvas that some people chose to paint. Tattoos have become a norm in society yet there is still a stigma with tattoos in the workplace and there is currently no legislation in the country to be inked. While they still face backlash, the tattoo community are proud and happy to be a canvas of colour.
Join Our Boys: Padraic and Paula Naughton talk about their three boys, Archie (10) and his twin brothers George and Isaac (5) each of whom have been diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The neuromuscular disease is fatal in all cases, and there is no treatment or cure.

Requiem For A Dame: This documentary goes behind-the-scenes of the Limerick Panto Society to reveal a world of hard work and dedication while touching on Limerick’s long history of the Christmas Pantomime.
The Hub Effect: A look at Learning Hub Limerick, a site comprised of 3 main buildings and almost 2 acres of green space which houses the staff and admin team of the Learning Hub – and examines the input the Music Hub, the Science Hub and the Health Hub have on the local community.
Far From Home: So often International students at universities are seen as statistics whose experiences at their host college are looked at from a two-dimensional narrative often seen as irrelevant to the university body, once their experience at the school is done. Far from Home aims to personalise the International students at Mary Immaculate College while examining their Irish experience.

To book your place please click on the link below. Additional tickets are available on the night, doors open at 6.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mic-department-of-media-communications-4th-year-media-screenings-tickets-34028739877

 

(Sourced from Dept of Media & Communication Studies FaceBook Page)

Angie Smalis and Mark Carberry

This week coming is Limerick Fringe Festival.

My work colleague, Dr. John Greenwood will be performing this Friday in Dolans with London choreographer and dancer Mark Carberry, Greek choreographer and dancer Angie Smalis and Limerick/LIT vocalist, composer and experimental music producer Rokaia Jedir in a piece that threads the lines between choreography and improvisation in audiovisual explorations.

The daytime sharing is free for anyone to breeze in and out (1.30 – 5.30) and the night time show is a ticketed event (8.00).

Details to this show here: http://limerickfringe.com/performance/unplugged-intimate-or-plain-crazy/

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Between 12.30 and 5.30 pm, Angie and Mark inhabit Dolans Warehouse and create a happening that exists spontaneously. Everything builds up towards a durational live …

If any students would like to volunteer for any of the shows they can email volunteer@limerickfringe.comThis would be good for a developing CV and gives some special privileges to the festival, not to mention a monster closing party.

More information on Fringe visit http://limerickfringe.com/

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Limerick Fringe 2017 30th, 31st March & 1st April 2017, Limerick

Filmed in Ireland and edited in Limerick with a broadcast date and time of Thursday 16th march at 10:15pm, RTE 1;  ‘No Words Needed’: Croke Park 2007, is an hour long documentary reliving the memories of how the doors of the famous venue were opened to Rugby, and that famous match against England for the Six Nations.

February 24th 2007, the day that Ireland hosted England in the Six-Nations rugby championship, is a date that holds huge significance in Irish sporting history. The venue, Croke Park, was the scene of a massacre when during the War of Independence British Military Forces entered the ground and opened fire killing fourteen people, including Tipperary’s player Michael Hogan. This day became known as Bloody Sunday.

On the lead up to the game there were fears of trouble. How would the Irish react to the official visit of an English team to play in Croke Park? The last time English presence was significant at this venue, they came uninvited, unannounced and with such devastating consequences on Bloody Sunday, 21st November 1920? What would the reaction be to the unthinkable happening of the British flag flying over Croke Park?

This documentary examines the debate and struggle to modify the restriction of the playing of non-Gaelic games in GAA stadiums, so that rugby and soccer could be played at Croke Park during the renovations at Landsdowne Road.

Never before had performance and result weighed so heavily on the shoulders of any team. Never before had a pre-match ceremony of anthems been so scrutinised and debated. The significance was much more than the playing of England’s ‘God Save the Queen’; it was about how we – the Irish – in the cradle of our national games and the beacon for our modern identity would react to its playing.

No Words Needed: Croke Park 2007 is a fascinating insight into perhaps the most significant sporting event in Irish history. A host of political, sporting and cultural leaders tell of their experiences in the run up to the event and the day of the game itself.

List of interviewees:

Irish Rugby Players 

Jerry Flannery

David Wallace

Shane Horgan

Denis Hickie

Denis Leamy

Rory Best

Paddy Wallace

Martin Corry (Former England Rugby Player)

Eddie O’Sullivan (Head-Coach of Ireland in 2007)

Journalists

Gerry Thornley (Rugby Correspondent for the Irish Times)

David Walsh (The Sunday Times)

Eamon Dunphy (Broadcaster and Journalist)

 

Sean Kelly M.E.P. (Former President of the GAA)

Oliver Hughes (Wolfe Tones GAA Club, Co. Derry)

Bertie Ahern (Former Taoiseach)

Conor O’Shea (Commentator in Croke Park) 

Diarmaid Ferriter (Historian)

Micheal O’Muircheartaigh (Retired RTE broadcaster)

Directed by Ronan Cassidy, edited by Simon McGuire and music by Fergal Lawlor (The Cranberries). The documentary follows the story of the lead up to the Ireland v England rugby game in Croke Park in 2007, the most significant rugby game in Irish sporting history.

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RTE TV listing of the documentary

Giving his unique insight to his work practices and his new album, Paddy Mulcahy entertained a large audience with both performances and samples of his work and talent.

Paddy, a graduate of Music Tech Production at LIT, spoke about equipment, software and instruments to students, while also praising the support he got from staff during his years in college.

The LIT Music Festival continues today and finishes Thursday night with performances from the LIT house band which consisting of current Music Technology Students.

 

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A critically acclaimed film about Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children will be screened for one evening only at the Omniplex Limerick, Thursday, 9 March at 6.30pm.

Just home from a whirlwind success at the Sundance Film Festival,

In Loco Parentis, goes behind the scenes of Headfort School in Kells, Co Meath, where tradition and modernity are embraced in a magical Hogwart’s like 18th century estate.

Following a year in the life of the school, this often times hilarious crowd-pleaser, focuses on teaching couple, John and Amanda Leyden, who have been shaping thousands of minds with their unorthodox teaching styles for almost half a century. The film also offers an intriguing insight into the intimacy and familial aspect of boarding schools in general.

In Loco Parentis has been wowing audiences and critics at some of the world’s top documentary film festivals including IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam) and Sundance.  It is having its Irish premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival this month.

‘Engaging’, ‘uplifting’, ‘delightful’, ‘compelling’, ‘magical’, ‘utterly charming’ are just some of the words being touted by critics.

Director, Neasa Ní Chianáin and producer and co-director David Rane will attend the special event screening at the Omniplex Limerick on Thursday,

 9 March at 6.30pm and will take part in a Q&A with audiences afterwards.

Contact:  Anita Guidera 087 2376733 press@soilsiu.com

 

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With a new year well upon us, the Millennium Film Club is back and has a great lineup for this spring. Based in the Millennium Theatre, Limerick Insitiute of Technology, Moylish, Limerick, the Millennium Film Club (MFC) continues to bring great films, and locally made short films to its big screen. There is opportunity to gain membership, for just €2 and discount on multiple screenings.

Check out the great line up for the coming months below:

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Check out the website for the Millennium theatre for bookings HERE

The Next big film is:

Millennium Film Club – “Casablanca”

Book Now for Valentines!

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Following their recent successful broadcast screenings, two of the three short films of the Film Limerick Trilogy, Day Off and The Apparel have followed in the footsteps of their trilogy brother DATE:TIME and are now currently screening on Aer Lingus flights to and from the USA.

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As featured in the current edition of CARA magazine (with Limerick’s Ruth Negga on the cover), the shorts are taking pride and place alongside other carefully selected Irish Short Films. Congratulations to all cast and crew on the success of this and the Film Limerick Project as a whole.

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If you are travelling to or from the USA in the next four weeks make sure you check it out and let us know what you think.

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The Creative Broadcast & Screen Production programme at Limerick Institute of Technology consists of a two-year level 6 Higher Certificate, a one-year add-on level 7 Bachelor of Science degree and a level 8 Bachelor of Science Honours degree. It is a programme in Digital Broadcasting and Television and Radio Production and provides students with an understanding of the broadcast media industry and the technologies employed in the acquisition, manipulation and delivery of the visual and audio mediums.

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The programme aims to provide Creative Broadcast & Screen Production graduates with a range of skillsets relevant to professional video, sound, television broadcasting and related careers. The programme is designed to develop the student’s creative and technical ability to function as a member of a broadcast production team in a practical setting. The programme aims to develop Technical Operators in broadcast television.
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The course will open up numerous job roles and opportunities in a number of sectors both in film and broadcast. There are additional options for certifications in areas such as post production for audio and video disciplines.
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For further information on the course click on the image below:
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