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Beginning in mid January, a new In-House Production Unit, Film CEL, (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning) will launch. This new addition to the Creative Broadcast and Film Production programme at LSAD, will provide a Media Work Practice structure around craftsmanship of content creation.

Through Film CEL students will have a structure of practice under the guidance and mentorship of a Coordinator. This

production section will be run jointly between academic staff and students with goals to provide professional film/broadcast and

video production content for LSAD/TUS content channels and where appropriate, Internal & external industry companies and

local Community Social, Arts and Cultural organisations on a not-for profit basis. Students working on an IPU production will be

managed by the coordinator, who would also work on and oversee productions. The aim of this IPU is to promote professional

craftsmanship culture within the discipline with the students while also providing opportunities for work placement with

professionals and discipline aligned organisations. Both work practice and skills will need to be demonstrated while meeting

learning outcomes for various production and post-production roles across a variety of forms and media, where appropriate.

In the coming weeks and months there will be updates on the progress as well as any news and events covered by the team.

Film CEL can be found on Instagram (lsad_filmcel) and Twitter @FILM_CEL

More Soon.

The team members receiving the award at Croke Park

The RSA Leading Lights Awards show took place at Croke Park on December 13th where the Moyross Youth Academy and other stakeholders won the Education Primary Award.

Education Primary – Moyross Youth Academy, Limerick 

The project aimed to raise awareness of the dangers and risks associated with the misuse of scrambler bikes and quads in urban areas. During Covid-19, the area had seen an increase in this activity with very limited opportunities to address the issue with the then ongoing restrictions. The idea of a road safety awareness documentary scrambler edition evolved from group discussions with interested parties including Limerick City and County Council, An Garda Síochána, National Ambulance Service, TUS and others. 

The project in May 2021 involved the launch of a road safety campaign in the community with the staging of a road crash involving a scrambler and a car, along with the emergency response. This event was witnessed by 6th class students from Corpus Christi School. It was followed by a discussion on road safety between the students, Advanced Paramedic Keith Mullane, and Sergeant Tony Miniter from Limerick Roads Policing Unit. This was then followed by a launch of the new documentary on the issue, ‘Keeping It On Track’ which was shown locally and is available on Facebook.

The documentary was filmed and directed by Simon McGuire with the voice over by Vera Knowles. It can be viewed again on the link below:

Simon filming the Project Off-Road re-enactment scene with the members of the Gardai and Ambulance Service.

Catalyst International Film Festival presents a film programme that prioritizes stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera. We want to create a more inclusive industry and films screened here will promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion whether in content, key creative roles or crew.  Catalyst is dedicated to addressing under-representation in GENDER, RACE, SOCIAL + ECONOMIC EXCLUSION, DISABILITY, AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION on and off screen. This is not a definitive list! 

We are currently open for submissions for the 4th Catalyst International Film Festival 30|31 March & 01 April 2023.

2023 AWARDS:

Best Irish Short Film

Best International Short Film

Best Documentary Short Film

Spirit of the Festival Award

Jury Special Mention Award

Breakthrough Award

Short Screenplay Award (in association with the Writers Guild of Ireland)

Spirit of the Festival

Audience Award

FULL DETAILS AND SUBMISSIONS:

https://filmfreeway.com/CatalystInternationalFilmFestival

Thanks and regards,

Aoife O’TooleProduction ManagerCatalyst International Film Festival00-353-87-2678209www.catalystinternationalfilmfestival.com

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

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

To celebrate 30 years of the Limerick School of Acting, Film CEL (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning) at LSAD, TUS, have produced a short doc highlighting the school and its director, Actor Nigel Mercier.

Filmed over a number of days with the schools students the documentary features stories about how Nigel started the school and what he enjoys about it each year.

Filming was completed by both students and staff of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production programme at LSAD with the post production taking place at CRAFT Post House.

Congratulations to Nigel and all the staff and students of the Limerick School of Acting and all the best for the next 30 years.

The documentary can be viewed below.

The Millennium Sessions 2022 will be released on Tuesday April 26th at 7pm on the Programme’s YouTube page. Featuring four fantastic acts, Sean O’Meara, Harriis, Tremor and Static Vision.

Produced by the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and the Music Technology & Production Courses at LSAD, the programme consists of short documentaries on each act as well as a recorded performance from the stage of the Millennium Theatre, TUS, in Limerick.

Check out the programme from 7pm Tuesday 26th April HERE or by clicking on the Millennium Sessions logo below.

Released on April 28th is the final episode of the current series of Word On The Street, produced by the 3rd Year students of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme.

Featuring stories from the TUS campuses, this episode also covers topics that students are concerned with presently, including the expense of travel to college as well as student accommodation.

This is a Film CEL Production (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning)

Check out the trailer below.

Initial edit timeline of the special interview with Prof. Vincent Cunnane of TUS.

Following the success of the series so far, a select group of students from the Creative Broadcast & Film production Programme, LSAD, at Moylish, have recorded the very first sit-down interview with the President of TUS, Professor Vincent Cunnane.

Vincent opened up about a number of subjects including his initial reactions to hearing the news about becoming the inaugural president of the Technological University as well what he would like to study if he was to start college all over again.

The Word On The Street Special with Professor Vincent Cunnane is currently in post production and will be released soon on the TUS YouTube Page as well as other social media outlets.

Word On The Street is a Film CEL production, produced by the Students and Staff of the Creative Technologies Programmes of the Dept of Digital Arts & Media, Limerick School of Art & Design, TUS.

ISE is proud to present two webinars this month, An Introduction to Drama Editing on Saturday 12th February at 2pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-screen-editors-an-introduction-to-drama-editing-tickets-252961583907 With guest panellists Nathan Nugent, Victoria Boydell and Mags Arnold.

An Introduction to Documentary Editing on Saturday 19th February at 2pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-screen-editors-an-introduction-to-documentary-editing-tickets-260247285637With guest panellists Connie Farrell, Mick Mahon and Maeve O’Boyle.

These are aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career as an editor in either area or are considering making a switch in career or who are just curious about editors insights and methodologies.
All the best,
ISE Committee.