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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.

The new issue of ‘ASSEMBLED‘ is now available to read online or download from the Irish Screen Editors Guild website.

I am delighted to feature in the issue, where I talk about my work with budding students at the Limerick School of Art and Design (TUS). Special thanks to fellow editor and ISE member Jenny Russell for the story. If you want to read the article and browse the other featured stories click on the cover page image above or on the link HERE.

Amcomri Entertainment €10m RHIFF Investment Fund

Taking place at King John’s Castle on Tuesday 16th August, and ahead of the RHIFF’s tenth year – which runs from October 26-31, was a special launch of both a new partnership between the Richard Harris International Film Festival (FHIFF) and Amcomri Entertainment Inc. (AMEN)and a Film Funding Scheme worth 10 million Euro.

Amcomri Entertainment Inc. will make available a new film investment fund of €10m to entrants of the 2022 Richard Harris International Film Festival, while also announcing confirmation as the primary commercial sponsor for the Richard Harris International Film Festival.

The funds can be invested across a number of film projects as selected by the Amcomri Entertainment Film Committee, with funding available to entrants of the 2022 RHIFF as well as previous entrants to the festival. The investments are for feature films (not shorts), animations and documentaries.

Robert Price, Chief Executive Officer of Amcomri spoke to the audience of dignitaries and the local film making community about how this new relationship with the RHIFF will work.

“At Amcomri, we work to encourage project dialogue for film financing, publishing and international distribution and sales so we are thrilled to sponsor this year’s RHIFF. We want to continue to develop long-term relationships which can grow to multi-deal co-production activity and are eager to receive the applicants to the AMEN Film Investment Fund”

Terms and Conditions

  • Projects eligible for the fund MUST be submitted through the portal only. DO NOT email scripts or treatments.
  • The fund (and the decision making process) is entirely separate from RHIFF. The Richard Harris International Film Festival does not have a final say in this process.
  • The directors and any volunteers or contractors associated with RHIFF have no involvement in the selection process of the fund. NO Canvassing RHIFF staff.
  • Amcomri Entertainment does not provide early development funding – each project needs to be developed to the draft, script, & budget stage as a minimum requirement.
  • The investments are for feature films, animations & documentaries.
  • Applications to be made no later than 31/12/2022.
  • Waivers for administration fee will not be granted.
  • Applying to the fund does not guarantee selection at the festival and any submissions to the festival should only be done through film freeway nor does selection at the festival this year or in previous years guarantee that a project is eligible.
  • Each and any investment will be at Amcomri’s sole discretion and based upon their commercial investment criteria.
  • Applicants acknowledge that Amcomri receives a large number of applications from producers globally and that Amcomri will not be liable for an inadvertent similarities between any materials submitted to Amcomri and any film produced with Amcomri funding by another party.
  • Informal approaches (other than queries on the application process & eligibility) and pitches will not be entertained and will be disregarded and this may affect the eligibility of the project.

Copyright & Ownership

  • Writer, Director, and Producer credit will remain with the original filmmaking team.
  • All ownership and rights to material submitted to the investment program remains with the original rights holder until and unless other agreements are made.
  • Should your project be awarded funding, you are not obligated to accept it until and unless other agreements are made.

More Information on this Investment Fund

For more information on this fantastic Investment, check out the Richard Harris International Film Festival Website by clicking the image below.

Delighted to have worked with pat Shortt on this great video for the recruitment drive for the Samaritans in Limerick and Tipperary. If you are interested in volunteering at Limerick/Tipperary branch of Samaritans please email them at Limerick.BranchRecruitment@samaritans.org or their website Samaritans.ie/limerick

With the 3-in-a-row win by Limerick today, a special homecoming has been arranged to welcome the Limerick Team, management and support room staff at the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Monday evening.

Tickets can be purchased from ticketmaster HERE. It’s a free event (€2 handling charge) but is ticketed. All details can be found on the link.

Images and video clips were edited this week for the event, which will be featured on the big screen on the night and promises to be an evening to remember for all Limerick Supporters.

Simon editing the content for the Limerick GAA Team Homecoming