Posts Tagged ‘George Boutique Hotel’

(As per RHIFF Facebook)

RHIFF launching in Fade Street Social by Dylan McGrath on Tuesday and in The George Hotel Limerick on Friday 5th at 6.30pm. More info coming to your inbox and messenger on the Limerick Launch later today.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at both these events!

This time 4 weeks we will be heading into our Live Script Read, followed by the Richard Harris Retrospective Screening and then…. The Awards Show and Gala Afterparty.

Simon McGuire is currently working on editing and compiling a wonderful awards show while the RHIFF Team Sylvia, Zeb Moore & Rob Gill and Clown Noir are putting together pre show entertainment that will knock your socks off.. in Millennium Theatre

Our opening act will be….. you’re just doing to have to wait for the big reveals on Tuesday and Friday!

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RTÉ2 are screening The Limerick Film Trilogy in November on the Monday night Shortscreen slot and will also be available on the RTÉ Player afterwards. The trilogy consists of three short films that were made with the support of Limerick 2020 in partnership with Behind The Scenes. The scheme also received assistance from Screen Training Ireland. The dates for screening are:
LIMERICK TRILOGY – Day Off – 7th Nov ’16
LIMERICK TRILOGY – The Apparel – 14th Nov ’16 
LIMERICK TRILOGY – Date: Time – 21st Nov ’16

Up next tonight, (12:05 RTE 2) is ‘The Apparel’ written by Dan Mooney and directed by Peter Delaney under the guidance of Gerry Stembridge.



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(Photo Credit: Herbert Knowles, Shannon, Co.Clare.)


The 6th Annual Limerick Film Festival was formally launched on Tuesday 31st March at the George Boutique Hotel, Limerick. 

The launch of the Limerick Film Festival Programme 2015 was a great success, with a large attendance from the local film making community. Limerick Film Festival Director, Simon McGuire, spoke about the importance of the previous year’s Limerick City of Culture Film Legacy and the resulting short film production currently taking place in the city.

This year’s programme includes many inspiring guest speakers and screenings.

Brendan McCarthy, co-author of the new MadMax: Fury Road film, due for release in May 2015, will be speaking on Thursday 23rd April.

Renowned Irish film director, Kevin Liddy, will be screening his latest short film, The Suffering Kind (Winner of the Spirit of Cork Indie Film Festival), along with his critically acclaimed film, Horse, on Friday 24th April.

The final speaker will be Irish music composer, Patrick Cassidy, whose recent work includes the soundtrack to the award winning Calvary, will be speaking on Saturday 25th April.

All guests will speak in the Film Festival’s home of the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology. The Short List for the Short Film Awards was also released and details are on the film festival website

For further information, please contact Simon McGuire at

For further information on these and the other events in the schedule please see the schedule pages on the website HERE


Programme Cover

We are so looking forward to launching our programme on Tuesday 31st March, 7pm at the George Boutique Hotel. With special guests, Limerick Premiere screenings and a chance to put questions to iconic Irish Film Makers, there will be a lot of interest in experiencing the three day event.

We will also be announcing the Short Film Awards Short List, which will be posted on this site later in the night.

Thanks once again to Jacinta, Ataf and the team of the George Boutique Hotel for looking after us once again.

We hope to see as many of you as possible and look forward to meeting you.

Simon McGuire

Limerick Film Festival Director.


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Alan Owens

Limerick Chronicle, 25th March 2014.


Click the Image to download the full programme:

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Behind the Scenes want to raise money to send a BTS (members only) team to 48 hour film project Dublin: The funding is to alleviate some of the cost of participating in the event. So we are having a Table quiz to fundraise!

The Event takes place on Thursday 19th of September at 8:30pm at the George Boutique Hotel.

For more information check out the Behind The Scenes Website HERE

Another interesting year nearly over and 2012 hasn’t disappointed. Looking forward to seeing if 2013 can match it.

For what as been a busy year for us there have been a lot of highs. Limerick Insider, now entering its third year on as gone from strength to strength bringing more and more communities and Limerick events to the website. The Great Southern Trail in West LImerick was a personal favourite along with the my own daughter Ruby starting her acting career in the Magic of Christmas in Limerick (see previous post).

There have been other major events such as ‘The Freedom of the City to Paul O’Connell’ and the 3rd annual LIT Film Festival which saw film makers of all levels visit Limerick and show off their talent. The 4th LIT Film Festival is coming together for April 11th to 13th 2013 and the line up of guest speakers is being worked on as I type. There were other projects such as filming footage of Simon Baker for TV3’s Ireland AM for the ‘Out on a Limb’ project; Producing the DVD for the White Collar Boxing in June, organised by Blue Shinners and Jason Kenny (Forever Fit Promotions); the Limerick Chamber of Commerce Awards night in November; the National Day of Commemoration and achieving both my M.A. in Creative Media Practice and my Avid Media Composer Instructor Certification.

In September we also saw the first Elemental Arts and Cultural Festival in Limerick. I had the honour of helping out the very hard working organisers in the post production of a short promotional video detailing the events that took place on that day. Heres to the second Elemental Festival which should be a high light on the calendar in the coming Autumn.

Behind the Scenes Film Networking group also expanded in 2012 with workshops in professional sound, writing, camera and not forgetting the very successful Film in a Day project where our friends in the George Boutique hotel helped out immensely. We are planning a massive schedule for 2013 and there will be more opportunities for film makers in the MId West region to explore what they can achieve in their diffferent disciplines.

There’s a lot to look forward to and I’m excited to see what opportunities await.
Cya in 2013 and have a Merry Christmas.


‘Film in a Day’ – From Idea to Distribution’

Date: October 2012 – Saturday 27th October 2012. 

Official Registration and Crew Check In, George Hotel, Limerick

Meeting Time – 09:00am Sharp.

Brief  Outline

  • Film in a Day will involve – ‘Idea to Distribution’
  • The script must be a maximum 3 minutes long, and should be ready before October 2012.
  • All crews should also have their cast, locations etc arranged and any necessary permissions granted.
  • Final DVD’s of the completed film must be submitted to the George Hotel by 12:00pm on Sunday 28th October 2012..
  • All participants must be over 18.
  • Behind the Scenes does not accept liability for loss, injury or damage caused. (Each Crew is responsible for their own insurance, and Health & Safety commitments).


  • A crew consists of five crew members.
  • All crews are responsible for their own pre-production this should be carried out in advance of Saturday 27th October 2012.
  • All Scripts should be complete by date of the event
  • All Permissions for locations should be confirmed and written permission granted in advance of the shoot.
  • Each crew will be responsible for their own cast.


  • Production may only happen on Saturday 27th October 2012 from 10:00am until the film has to be handed in at the George Hotel by  Sunday 28th October 2012 12:00pm.
  • Equipment must be provided by the Crew for each stage of the production (Behind the Scenes will not be responsible for loaning equipment, or repairing equipment on the day.
  • Photographs may be taken on the day for Behind the Scenes’ website and social media sites, and any subsequent press articles.


  • Final Films should have a maximum duration of 3 Minutes 30 Seconds (3 Minutes for the film and 30 Seconds for the Credits)
  • All completed films will be screened at the LIT Millennium Theatre on Monday 29th October, at 7pm at the Behind the Scenes Monthly Meeting.
If you have any further questions Contact Us

On Saturday, 15th September 2012, the streets of Limerick will come alive to welcome both visitors and native Limerick people alike to the inaugural Elemental Arts & Culture Festival.

The festival encompasses the arts in all their guises, from interactive street art, dance and short films, to street performers and a talk on a very special lost local hero.

The day is designed to keep everybody happy. Start the day at the People’s Park at 10am with laughter yoga followed by tai chi and dance.

Go back to school from 12pm – 3pm at the Frank McCourt Museum for puzzles, funny portraits and all things fun-related. No 1 Pery Square plays host to the Lady Heath talk at 2.30pm.

Moving down to Bedford Row and Thomas Street, which will be the main hub for street activity, there will be local actor Myles Breen with his tea dance.

From 11am – 4pm, the Hunt Museum will showcase a number of skilled craftsmen and women, from a woodturner to a farrier and a Limerick lace maker, shining a light on these forgotten skills.

Helena Enright, with her ‘River Shannon Project’ will gather information at Arthur’s Quay Centre during Elemental to present in a ‘Theatre of Testimony’ reading later that evening while Behind the Scenes Film Network Group will feature an installation of short films on the theme of the elements. (Taken from

 The George Boutique Hotel will host a series of short films each relating to one of the elements, from 12pm to 2pm in the hotel. All the films have been supplied by the film makers and members of the Behind The Scenes group, based in Limerick and serve the midwest.
So for one day only it promises to be a festival not to be missed.
Hope to see some of ye there.