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An exciting new opportunity has just been launched for upcoming film scriptwriters via Film In Limerick and The Writer’s Factory.

PRESS RELEASE (from website HERE)
  • Introduction to Screenwriting Course

    Begins Monday 19th October 2020. 7pm – 9.30pm (online)

     

    Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board are delighted to announce the launch of Writers Factory, a new screenwriting programme for budding film & TV writers in the Mid-West.

    This 22-week programme is designed by legendary UK script-guru Phil Parker and is available for the first time in Ireland through a partnership with Film in Limerick. In recent years, Writers Factory has grown in to the gold-standard of screenwriting courses and has launched the careers of many successful screenwriters.

    The programme will take place online on Monday nights at 7pm to 9.30pm, starting on 19 October and running for 22 weeks. The Writers Factory programme is suitable for both aspiring and emerging screenwriters with an interest in writing for film and TV.

    The introductory course will give participants a strong foundation in the craft and art of screenwriting and help them to develop a framework for screenwriting practice. Participants will complete a 10 minute short script as part of the course and have the opportunity to pitch their project to producers and directors and receive feedback.

    The course develops from an initial lecture and screening format to workshops, with group discussions and practical exercises being used throughout the programme. There is extensive use of screenings of short films and feature film extracts, handouts including first and second draft short screenplays, as well as extracts from key books, with lecturing, group discussion, individual writing exercises and small group tutorials.

    The programme, revised by Phil Parker especially for Mid-West participants will be taught by Writers Factory teacher Eleanor Yule. Yule is an award-winning writer/director, known for her feature film ‘Blinded’ and her television documentaries with Michael Palin and teaches screenwriting at the Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University.

    The initiative aims to further develop film and TV talent in the Mid-West region. The subsidised cost for the 22-week course is €100 per participant.

    To enrol please click this link HERE to go to the website and complete the short registration form and make payment.

    If you have any questions about the programme please email paul.ryan@limerick.ie

    Please note spaces are strictly limited. We will send further details to participants on how to access the online classroom space in advance of the first session.

    Happy screenwriting!

     

 

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’

Film In Limerick – Wednesday Workshop

This weeks ‘Wednesday Workshop’, hosted by Film In Limerick, brought an insightful online talk from John McDonnell (Producer) / Lorcan Finnegan (Director) of the newly released feature film, Vivarium.

Hosted by Paul C. Ryan, Film Co-Ordinator of Film in Limerick, the online audience we given a brief account of the detail into the production of the acclaimed thriller which is available through online platforms.

 

Key Points Discussed were
  • The idea came from the real world ghost estates and a situation where people are trapped in a loop of existance.
  • Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)
  • Screen Ireland was the largest funder. Fantastic Films / Frakas / Ping Pong Films/ Lovely
  • Section 481
  • Most important part of making films is networking.
  • Each film’s financing is bespoke based on the requirements for the film.
  • Trailer of the film available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Xy2x9NDrw
  • They had to develop a directors Look-book
  • Environment Test Video
  • Sets were built in Belgium.
  • Houses could be reversed (front garden could be changed for the rear garden)
  • Lighting was used to help reduce CGI and VFXs. Fog machines also for night time.
  • The dug hole is actually shot low angle to hide the fact it was only 8 inches deep.
  • Interior hole and house sets were filmed in Ardmore Studios in Ireland.
  • POST PRODUCTION
    • Offline/ Online and colour, in ‘Outer Limits’ (Ireland) https://www.outerlimits.ie
    • Additional work in Windmill Lane. http://www.windmilllane.com
    • VFX (Belgium)
    • There was a mixture of HoDs on the whole production in order to get the right balance between funders and the country bases.
    • Some crew had to work in both Belgium and Ireland.
  • Release and Distribution
    • Felt it would be released in Cannes. French Distributer didn’t want it to go to Cannes but Producer pushed for it as they felt Cannes was the right platform for it.
    • Release is going to be Gradual due to COVID 19.
    • Suppose to have Theatre release but France was the only place got it but they had a brief run due to the French lockdown.
    • Official Posters were put in the subway but their impact was limited due to the health crisis.
    • Downloading on VOB or SVOB would be an option but you can’t compete with the main stream release.
    • DVD / Blu-ray release is still going ahead and there is a market for it for the extras and BTS and extra content. Collectors like to collect these type of movies.
  • Advise.
    • Try and do something original, interesting and that stands out. People need to notice it. Be bold and original. Be realistic also. Try not to do too much in little time or money.

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This is one of a series of talks that will be hosted by Film In LImerick over the coming months and if you want to find out more then check out the website HERE and the facebook page HERE to sign up for the updates.

A new Monthly Meet-up for local filmmakers in the city kicks off on Tuesday December 10th at 6.30pm at Engine. And each month we will have a guest speaker from the industry followed by networking drinks. We are thrilled that our first guest is script and pitch guru Brian McGill who will be doing a session on The Art of Pitching. All those working or interested in working in filmmaking are very welcome to attend. See you there for Brian’s talk at 6.30pm which will be followed by Christmas drinks. Spread the word and RSVP to film@limerick.ie The event is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Film in Limerick

 

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.

 

 

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Following the success of the Troy Studios Open Day on Oct 15th last, Limerick.ie in conjunction with Innovate Limerick have launched a new website hub for Film making in Limerick, highlighting areas such as locations, production and crewing for the region.

With information on film permits, tax benefits, accommodation and many other production questions, Film In Limerick will be a vital resource for film makers in the region.

Born out of a commitment to cater for the film industry in Limerick and promote its profile, Film in Limerick is a project developed by Innovate Limerick. Ours is a service specifically geared towards the film, television, moving image art and online video industries, in Limerick and the Mid-West region.

We are dedicated to being your one port of call for a wealth of advice, information, contacts and resources – all designed to make your filmmaking experience here easier, smoother and more streamlined.

We answer the questions, solve the queries and get the information you need – so you don’t have to.

Film in Limerick invites you to add your locations, business or personal profile to our registry. Be seen and be found in the industry. If interested please click the image below.

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So the final of the Film limerick Trilogy; Date:Time, screened on RTE 2 last night and is now available on the RTE Player. This marks the end of the journey for me on these three films as editor. The goals of this project have been achieved and there is much to be proud of by all the cast and crew involved.

The hope now is that the legacy will continue and not be dismissed. If the films encourage more film making in limerick then mission accomplished.

I for one am looking forward to the next batch of films to be produced and hopefully we can expand the talent to meet the demands of Troy Studios and other ventures in the future.

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