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Following on from yesterday’s ‘first look’ trailer release, we were delighted to have episode director of Nightflyers; Maggie Kiley, to give a talk to the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and Music Technology students at the Millennium Theatre this lunchtime.

Giving her unique insight to film making, Maggie answered numerous questions from students and staff about her experience and previous award winning projects, not to mention her time on Nightflyers (without giving away any secrets).


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With a new year well upon us, the Millennium Film Club is back and has a great lineup for this spring. Based in the Millennium Theatre, Limerick Insitiute of Technology, Moylish, Limerick, the Millennium Film Club (MFC) continues to bring great films, and locally made short films to its big screen. There is opportunity to gain membership, for just €2 and discount on multiple screenings.

Check out the great line up for the coming months below:


Check out the website for the Millennium theatre for bookings HERE

The Next big film is:

Millennium Film Club – “Casablanca”

Book Now for Valentines!


Following their recent successful broadcast screenings, two of the three short films of the Film Limerick Trilogy, Day Off and The Apparel have followed in the footsteps of their trilogy brother DATE:TIME and are now currently screening on Aer Lingus flights to and from the USA.


As featured in the current edition of CARA magazine (with Limerick’s Ruth Negga on the cover), the shorts are taking pride and place alongside other carefully selected Irish Short Films. Congratulations to all cast and crew on the success of this and the Film Limerick Project as a whole.


If you are travelling to or from the USA in the next four weeks make sure you check it out and let us know what you think.

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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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Film Limerick Trilogy Editor, Simon McGuire at the Avid Edit Suite in Limerick Institute of Technology

We are in the final stages of the Offline cut of the Film Limerick Trilogy. The short films, The Apparel, Day Off and Date:Time are now being spotted by the music composers and the final preparations for the delivery to the online and sound mixing team will take place in the coming weeks.

In what has been an ambitious project, realised by Film Limerick Project manager, Ronan Cassidy, and Irish writer and Director Gerry Stembridge, the trilogy of films has brought together both professional and aspiring film makers in Limerick to create a film cultural legacy that will hopefully continue for many years to come.

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

As editor on the three films, I have had the opportunity not only to work with three new directors and experience their vision for the stories but I have also had the opportunity to train in three assistant editors and give them a practical and first person view of the craft of editing, here at the facilities of Limerick Institute of Technology.

Maeve Humphreys, Patryk Czekalski and Mark Griffin have all worked on scenes for the films as well as give their interpretation and input to the ideas of the films. Similar training opportunities were given on set by Gerry, Ronan and the DOP Paddy Jordan to the different production departments, giving this project its unique selling point for future investment. In some cases the trainees have had other opportunities to work on professional productions around the country which in turn cements the early success of the Film Limerick Trilogy before its even been completed.

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

As the online post production, grading and sound mixing are nearing, there is a sense of anticipation for the premiere screening of these films by the cast and crew. Also with the impending new academic year in the third level institutions such as Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick College of Further Education, it is hoped that current and incoming students take advantage of the possible future opportunities that may arise from the back of this project.

Details of the premiere of the trilogy will be made on the Behind the Scenes website HERE.


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With principle filming completed on the second film of the trilogy, The Apparel, we have now started the post production.

The “training Trilogy”, a brainchild of Film Limerick Project Manager, Ronan Cassidy, has brought together both professional and novice filmmakers to realise the three short scripts created by Limerick’s Dan Mooney, Peter McNamara and Philip Shanahan.

The post production team consists of LSAD Student; Maeve Humphreys, Mark Griffin (LCFE) and Patryk Czekalski (LIT) (Assistant editors) and myself as lead editor. Limerick Institute of Technology is providing the post production facilities for the offline editing. We are using Avid Media Composer 7 with an Avid ISIS 5500 server for storage.

With the first of the three films, Day Off, already in the middle of post production, the team now move onto the more difficult task of managing two at the same time. With the third (Date Night) in preproduction, the team will be soon working on all the trilogy ensuring that the visual and story links are working along with balancing the ideas of three directors and the support of Ronan and Gerry Stembridge.
In the end we will have three great short films of which we can all be proud of, which will also show off to the rest of Ireland that Limerick has talent and locations for professional film making.

More soon.

Simon on the edit – Photo by M.Griffin

This week gone saw three crews of film makers create a ‘Film In A Day’ for this months Behind the Scenes session, and what a trio of films they were. It is by no means an easy feat to bring together so many different people and ideas and create one film let alone three.

With Mark Griffin overseeing the project as a whole, All the teams first met at the George Boutique Hotel in Limerick at 10am on the Sunday. Here Jacinta and her great staff looked after the teas and coffee’s while the teams worked out games plans and other elements for their films.

Filming and editing took place from 11am on the Sunday to 3pm Monday afternoon where the three films then got their chance on the big screen at the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology.

Film 1 – Stamp

This film was very cleverly thought out from beginning to end. With a low dialogue script but heavy on imagery and performances, namely from Maeve McGrath, was shot in 4 different locations including dock road Limerick, raheen and Curraghchase. Given the premise of a post nuclear fallout and betrayal, the audience journeyed with the main character in a battle of survival.

Film 2 – Dr. Noel Hope

Nigel Mercier and Eoin Moloney deliver fantastic comedic perforamces with a heart warming ending that certainly left the audience wanting to see more. With locations on the streets of Limerick and on the quays by the Shannon river, dr.Noel Hope delivers his original advise on unsuspecting patients.

Film 3 – Killer Recession

This was Andrew O’Gorman’s script and more so his moment to show how good of an actor he is too. A chilling piece detailing an interrogation of a terrorist in a city location. With multiple cameras and even a Stephen Hall trademark explosion, chaos ensues as the captor finds his moment to escape.

In all, a great two days and a second ‘film in a day’ is planned for later in the year.

For more information see the Behind The Scenes Website.

A Limerick student, Stephen Hall, who in his second year of the Video & Sound Degree course at Limerick Institute of Technology, has won a video competition in conjunction with Beck Vier.

A national film competition called “Express Your Creativity” which involved developing and shooting a television advert for Becks Vier beer pulled a lot of interest from film makers from around the country. As a result his advert will appear on TV and cinemas regularly throughout November – a fantastic achievement for a 2nd year.

Here is the winning entry.

A decision has been made by the organizers of the LIT Film Festival to expand  to a week of events. These will include:

An Exhibition of Industry equipment from a number of businesses including Sony Professional, Avid Technologies and Tyrell.

Workshops from a number of industry professionals in several fields of television production and post production.

Film Entry Viewing at the Millennium Theatre, LIT

And on the success of last years event, the Awards Night for the Film Competition itself followed by an after show party to round off the night and to end the Festival.

Due to the competition being open to the General public this year as well as college students the interest in entering has been strong with entries from Limerick, Cork, Carlow and Dundalk to name but a few.

(More events yet to be confirmed)

If you have an interest in entering then you can click on the links below to obtain a copy of the Application Form and Articles of Submission.



If you need further information on the Festival, a press release or information on becoming a sponsor or exhibiting at the festival then please contact

FLiC’s community film projects involve the development of a series of community based participatory film projects with community groups in Limerick and the surrounding mid west areas. In conjunction with Limerick Institute of Technology, the Arts council, and Limerick City and County Councils the flic projects will create a series of high quality films, working with community groups to develop technical, practical, and personal skills in the area of documentary film making.

FLiC’s Vision

FLiC’s vision is the development of highly creative and technically excellent film productions. To achieve these standards a panel of experienced filmmakers will be created and a suitable filmmaker assigned to each community group. In the project’s initiators Nora Ni Fhlatharta and Michael Mann, themselves broadcast filmmakers with over six years experience in community based film work, standards will be rigorous maintained, with the selection of the filmmaker’s panel decided on by their creative and technical experience in the filmmaking process and co-agreed by the local authorities involved.

Film in the Community

Film is a highly collaborative medium, and in its inception, participatory film brings creative artists directly into the community in an imaginative exploration of the range of cultures and histories of these communities. By working with a diverse range of community groups and filmmakers the FLiC projects will demonstrate the wide diversity of cultural experiences in modern Ireland, specifically of the mid west region. By combining the skills of the artistic film making community with the support of local authorities the FLiC projects will work with a wide range of inter cultural community groups such as Doras Lumimní, Southhill Garda Diversion Initiative, Northside Learning Hub and the Paul Partnership.

As with any film production, organization, scheduling and budgeting are of the upmost importance. Each of the projects will adhere to strict scheduling in production and post- production. In Limerick institute of Technology, FLiC has a valuable collaborator in the provision of high end HD cameras, professional audio equipment and post production houses as well as the technical support it offers to the project leaders and film editors ensuring a polished finish to the films worthy of festival screening. The overall schedule for production will run throughout the summer months, post-production running during the month of September and local screenings in November. The finished films will them be available for festival screening the following year.

The FLiC series of short films (15 -20 minutes) aim to document a broad range of issues and subjects relevant to the local community, by facilitating and empowering groups to tell their own stories. This will be achieved by offering the participants basic foundation training in the areas of scripting, directing, camera and sound operation, and basic editing skills. The participating group is then encouraged to tell their own stories based on the common theme of identity.

For more information on the FLiC Project please contact:

Michael Mann

Tel: 087 6324069


Nora Ni Fhlatharta

Tel: 086 1901127