Archive for the ‘live Event’ Category

As we move closer to the end of this very weird 2020, there are slivers of hope forming on the horizon for the local film industry.
Returning for its second year is the Catalyst Film Festival with its focus again on ‘diversity and diverse storytelling.’

(as per the Catalyst Website HERE)

Catalyst International Film Festival will present a film programme that prioritises 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.

There will also be panel discussions, workshops and Q&As where topical issues of the day will be enthusiastically debated with filmmakers, guest speakers, industry personnel and audience members. We believe that equality is key to enriching filmmaking and audiences and it is core to this festival.”

If you are a film maker who is interested in presenting your diverse idea for film making to a wide audience then why not check out their submission page HERE and see if your work qualifies for the 2021 event. Or you can still check out last years programme of events as well on the website.

Well done to festival Directors and Programmers Susan Liddy and Venessa Gildea, and all the team who are persevering through these difficult times to give film makers a change to have their work recognized. Long may it last.

Last Years Winning Films

At today’s award ceremony, held on line, LIT was well represented by 23 of our students out of 58 overall finalists from all around the country, and we had 2 out of the 8 Lecturer nominations too. 

Out of the 4 categories LIT competed in, our students won in 3 of them. Congratulations to all the students below who won in the following categories. 

And a bualadh bos goes out to Nora Ní Fhlatharta for winning the best lecturer award.

Finalist winners : Multimedia – Audio

  • Kyle Dee, Eoin Melia, Nicole Devennie & Jack Conroy

Finalist winner : Multimedia – Graphic & Illustration

  • Jack Carroll, Limerick

Finalist winners : Multimedia – Video

  • Patrick Szoltysek, Marta Di Giovanni & Darek Kozdroj

Finalist winner : Lecturers Award

  • Nora Ni Fhlatharta

LIT is very grateful for the engagement of the NTA and Smarter Travel with us, and all their help in promoting sustainable travel.

(Ultan Gogarty

Capital Planning & Development Manager, Limerick Institute of Technology)

From Eibh Collins, the programmer of the Kerry International Film Festival.

This year KIFF is online from Oct 15 – 18, while it is sad not to be in the cinema with our filmmakers and friends. It does give the festival an option to travel across the Island and provide exciting content for more people.

So with that and remote learning being a staple for your students at the moment, I wanted to get in touch to highlight some of the upcoming films screenings, panels and talks (live and recorded) that KIFF is hosting this year.

The streaming platform is live now and with it all being available to watch and rent at a set time from next Thursday. All the info is HERE

Most films will stay available to rent and watch until Monday 19th. With a 38hrs playback window to finish the film once started.

I would like to highlight some films that are particularly excited for anyone in or getting into the industry. 

 Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound which reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema. This screening will be followed by a live zoom discussion with Sound artist hosted by the director (and sound legend) Midge Costin. The film is €6 to rent and the talk is free. 

As well as a selection of short Animation we have two exciting animated features. 

Quirky Estonia comedy, The Old Man Movie and a stunning documentary called My Favourite War, which recently won at the Annecy Film Festival.

Our (all in) Animation season ticket is only  €15!

We also have a few talks and live zoom panels. Including a ‘In Conversation’ with  actor Jessie Buckley, which is free to watch from 9am tomorrow. You can see the full list HERE.

We would love it if you could share this information with your students and If anything takes your fancy as a group viewing, I can sort you out with a group discount promo code(s) or help in any way. 


Eibh Collins

Festival Programmer

21st Kerry International Film Festival | Oct 15th – 18th, 2020

A message by Nora NíFhlatharta, Programme Leader of Creative Broadcast & Film Production, LSAD, LIT.

Delighted to announce the shortlisting of multiple LIT students for the Smarter Travel Campus awards across a range of programmes from Film, Animation, Music, and Graphics.Congratulations!Check out the finalists here:https://www.nationaltransport.ie/smarter-travel-workplaces/smarter-travel-campus/smarter-travel-campus-awards-2020/33813-2/

This year the awards will be screened virtually where we will celebrate and showcase the fantastic entries submitted. The event will be hosted by RTE 2FM’s Tara Stewart. Please use the link below to confirm your attendance at the ceremony

Date: Thursday the 15th of October 2020

Time: 12pm, midday

RSVPhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STCAwardsCeremony20Best of Luck everyone! See you all at the awards.

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

(As per LLLF Website HERE)

The Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival is now in its tenth year, and for its first time will be a virtual one this year!  It will also celebrate 10 years of the festival and Limerick as a UNESCO Learning City-Region. The festival will be held from Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October 2020 and the theme is ‘Celebrating and Building Learning Communities‘.

The festival marks a celebration of lifelong learning and promotes learning in Limerick through a wide variety of creative, enjoyable and informative events.  The festival provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the many contexts in which we are learning – in the home, with friends and neighbours, in formal educational settings, in the workplace etc – as well as exploring new ways and opportunities for learning.

For event organisers, this represents an opportunity to engage directly with the public and potential attendees on courses or new members and to be part of an event which shows Limerick in a positive light!

Here are some examples of how we think our first Virtual Festival might look, and ideas for interactive events and activities that may be provided virtually. The types of presentations/activities may include, but is not limited to, online interactive information sessions; live presentations /broadcasts via zoom/YouTube channel/Facebook streaming, short films, pre-recorded events/activities, debates/discussions, information sessions and live chats.

Just some activities that can be presented interactively online may include the following:

  • Cooking – simple recipe of bread/scones
  • Dancing, yoga, keep fit
  • Health and Wellness
  • How to use Twitter/Facebook /Instagram
  • Learning how to grow your own food
  • Learning Sign Language
  • Learning to knit/crochet/sew
  • Local history
  • Panel discussions and webinars
  • Physics/Chemistry experiments
  • Presenting art projects, competitions
  • Presenting research
  • Virtual awards ceremonies

The Learning Limerick Steering Group provided online training sessions on the top tips and tricks for running online events for our event organisers on 8th and 9th July in collaboration with the Carmichael Centre and Alice PR and Events, Dublin. The slides and recordings from this training are now available for all event organisers to view.

As part of the festival, there will be a seminar held by Learning Limerick on Tuesday 29th September 10am– 11am  ‘Lifelong Learning during COVID – the Business Community Response’. In this seminar, we bring together speakers from a number of different local business sectors in the Limerick Region to present and discuss how they have responded to the challenges presented by Covid-19. The Seminar provides an exciting opportunity to hear experiences from diverse sectors and to explore the commonalities in learning for all. Skills and talent development and empowering staff during the crisis and thoughts for the future will also be explored.

Also during the week, the Irish Network of UNESCO Learning Cities will be hosting a collaborative Learning Day for Ireland on 30th September 2020. As well as the events hosted by Learning Limerick, Cork, Belfast, Dublin and Derry Strabane Learning Cities will all be holding events on the day and we look forward to attending events hosted by all five of the Learning Cites!

We are really looking forward to this year’s festival. Contact Yvonne at ylane@paulpartnership.ie without delay to register your interest in hosting an event and to be a part of a wonderfully positive week for our region!

Thinking about the C.A.O. and the change of mind option. Why not check out the LSAD Creative Technologies Programmes at the Moylish Campus.

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Music Technology & Production

(Click on the titles for more info)

 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Graduate Show takes the form of an online showcase to celebrate the resilience, creativity and talent of our final year students.

This has been a very difficult time for our staff and students, but the indomitable spirit of LSAD and LIT has shone through. We have 228 highly talented people leaving LSAD, LIT at this juncture. These are students who have come through the most difficult of times.

We would like to thank everyone for their work and dedication to this wonderful documentary, the LSAD graduate wesite and all the hard work in between.
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The class of 2020’s collections are now live on http://www.lsadgraduates.ie/
Please head over, take a look and enjoy!

 

LSAD Graduate Show Promo. Special thanks to Pat Shortt, Mark Griffin, Daragh Dukes and all the contributors from LSAD and LIT. Tune into the Facebook page at 3pm Sat 30th May, to see the programme featuring LSAD Students’ work and a few special guests!!!

Click on image to goto the link to register.

 ‘To cut a long story short’,

Online workshop for aspiring film editors hosted by Film in Limerick 

Free online workshop will explore the art of editing and career opportunities in the field 

Media Release Thursday 7 May 2020 

Simon at his edit suite.

Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick is delighted to announce that local film editor Simon McGuire, will join us Wednesday 6 May at 2pm for a free online webinar on working as a film editor. 

The workshop is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with an interest in filmmaking. 

With over twenty five years’ experience in film and broadcast editing, with credits including; RTÉ’s Killinaskully, Mattie and Kevin Liddy’s, The Suffering Kind. Simon lectures on the craft of editing at Limerick School of Art & Design (LIT), and is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Education in Creative Media Practice at Bournemouth University, UK. 

The workshop, titled ‘To cut a long story short’, will explore Simon’s process and the craft of editing as well as the tools he uses to create stories. The session will also focus on work opportunities in Ireland and further training possibilities for aspiring and developing editors. 

Editing time line for the short film ‘Before His Eyes’ (2020). Director, Paul Boyle.

Regional Film Manager, Paul C. Ryan, says: “we are thrilled that Simon will be joining us for what promises to be a really useful workshop for anyone aspiring to develop a career as a full-time editor in Ireland. Simon is one of our most talented editors and a great champion for film students in the region. 

The workshop is the fifth of 10 free online ‘Wednesday Workshop’ events that 

Film in Limerick is running for aspiring and practicing filmmakers in the MidWest. The initiative is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. 

Register for the event here 

Editing timeline for ‘The Suffering Kind’ Director, Kevin Liddy

Editing Timeline for the Limerick documentary. ‘The Picture House’

A trip down memory lane.

From 2009 to 2011, Apple bites, and then Limerick Insider, was created by Applebox Media to cover stories from around Limerick City and County featuring live events, characters and positive stories.

Below is a link to the first series of Apple Bites, including special interviews and footage. Click on the picture also to access the Vimeo folder.

 

https://vimeo.com/manage/folders/1830971