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Simon Filming ‘Granny’ and the Royal de Luxe for the short doc ‘One Giant Leap’

It has only been 4 years since she took her first steps in Limerick but it is still the most remembered weekend of the City of Culture 2014. It would be great to have the Royal de Luxe team back. Cheers again to Zeb Moore on giving his time back then for this short doc.

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Radharc is very pleased to announce the Call for Entries to the Radharc Awards 2018.

The Awards event will take place on Friday 26th October in the Talbot Stillorgan Hotel Mount Merrion County Dublin.

The Radharc Awards seek to celebrate excellence in documentary filmmaking and to acknowledge films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc.

The Radharc Awards were established in 2002 to honour the memory of Fr Joe Dunn and Radharc’s achievements in religious affairs programmes for Irish television from 1962 to 1997, and to encourage similar quality documentary production amongst filmmakers in Ireland today.

Awards are presented every two years to the producers of documentaries for Television and Digital Media which are of outstanding quality and that address national or international topics of social justice, history, morality and faith.

The producer of the winning production for Television will receive the bronze Radharc trophy.

The winner of the documentary for Digital Media will receive a signed decorative scroll.   Further decorative scrolls may be awarded for productions that are highly commended

Category One: An award for documentaries broadcast in the qualifying period on any free to air channel on the island of Ireland.

Category Two: An award for non-broadcast documentaries produced during the same period for digital media.

It is this category (2) that should interest to third level students which is for non- televised films  in the ethos of Radharc films of old and which can be of any  length from 5 minutes upwards.

The Radharc Awards are highly coveted by film schools and students around the country and they are encouraged to submit an entry for the forthcoming awards event. The closing date for entries is  the 1st October next .
See the links below for more details and entry form:

The Story of Limerick’s Cinemas

Following the first documentary Kemmy (2017) (on the late Limerick Politician Jim Kemmy), comes David Burns’ second factual feature, ‘The Picture House‘. This hour long film documentary tells the story of the glory days of Limerick’s one-screen cinemas until their demise in the late 1980s.

We see how the cinema screen was, and is, the biggest cultural outlet for Limerick people, and look at the various venues that thrived in and around the City Centre. We get the idea of how most theatres mainly screened films but also mounted variety shows, concerts, operas, plays, and talent shows.

The documentary has three main threads:

• The main cinemas, the films, shows and their market. How the venues came and went.

• The people who worked in the cinemas, from manager to page boy. Their struggle for a proper wage.

• The cinema-going public and their stories.The attitudes of the authorities – mainly the Church.

At its height in the sixties, Limerick had seven or eight cinemas of various standards, and the documentary looks at them with regard to their history, and their impact on Limerick’s cultural social and economic life.  We see the slow demise of the city centre cinemas due to neglect, competition from television and VHS, and the rise of the profitable suburban multiplex.

The documentary uses a presenter to tour the main cinemas.  At each venue, we get a potted history of the cinema, together with photographs and adverts from the Leader, background material –reminiscences from the staff who worked there, stories about the behaviour of the clientele, the kind of films that were shown together with film posters and snatches of music, the controversies which arose, and reminiscences from patrons.

The Picture House seeks to give an overarching flavour of the history of Cinema from the first cinema in La Ciotat in 1899, the advent of talking pictures, colour, the evolution of digital cinema and the return of the city centre cinema in the 21stCentury.

Simon is on board as Editor again and post production will take place over the summer of 2018 with a projected release in the Autumn.

If you’re in the position of trying to decide on your 3rd level college options and have a passion for Film and Television or even just a keen interest, then this level 7/8 programme is a must.

What is the programme about?

This skills-based programme offers students an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry, covering a range of disciplines across Film & TV Production, Visual Effects, editing, radio, audio mixing, photography, as well as broadcast technologies across a range of new and traditional media platforms.

Upon successful completion of this Level 7 programme, students progress to the Level 8 BSc (Honours) degree. We offer our students a range of prospects for both academic & career progression in the broadcast, film, creative media industries, as well as extensive hands-on production work experience. If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.

Key Features of the programme:

• Industry-led Production & Post Production Practices;

• Digital Photography & Cinematography Techniques;

• Creative Design for CGI, VFX & Digital Art Direction;

• Participate in the Limerick International Film Festival (Hosted by the film production course).

• Work in our state of the art Millennium Theatre on a range of live events, including the popular Awards Show for the Richard Harris International Film Festival.

• Work on Wired FM – our student Radio Station; Industry Tours & Award-winning Visiting Lecturers;

• Industry work experience– (Stage 3 Level 7)

• Modules are driven by dedicated staff with strong industry & academic careers;

• Outstanding graduate employment opportunities in the Film & Broadcast industries.

Who is the programme suited to?

If you are interested in filmmaking and storytelling on screen, this programme aims to develop the practical creative and technical skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the dynamic world of film and broadcast production across a range of screen platforms.

Top 3 Reasons

1. High quality facilities.

2. Practical, hands-on experience with Wired FM.

3. Industry-experienced lecturers who give you the thorough, hands-on and personal support you need to make the most of your education.

Class Contact Hours

24 hours per week

Awarding Body

Limerick Institute of Technology

Other Information

COURSE PROGRESSION LADDER

Year 4: Level 8 BSc (Hons) Audio & Video Production

For more info check out the full details HERE and make that change of mind to LIT.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a national initiative rolled out as part of Creative Ireland Programme 2017 – 2022. It’s a day of culture and creativity for and by children and young people. It’s a day for doing, making and creating!

Limerick City and County Council in association with Fresh Film Festival, Limerick Youth Service, The Hunt Museum and Happenings, invites young people and children of Limerick to celebrate culture and creativity through the interdisciplinary and collaborative medium of film. The programme of events spans across the city and county of Limerick, including film production workshops, arts and creativity workshops, screenings and a special highlight of the day, a Young Film Convention.

All events are free.

Green Light Limerick: Young Film Convention

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/theatre-film-dance/green-light-limerick-young-film-convention

Celebrate the wonderful world of film with a fun-filled day meeting other cineastes. Come dressed as your favourite movie character and take part in our parade of movie heroes. Try out a green screen, chat to Limerick’s young YouTube sensations, watch mini-screenings of movies for and by young people, or simply soak up the atmosphere. Bring your favourite model or build something new with 100kg of Lego provided by Bric Con Limerick! All young visitors must be supervised by guardians at all times.

Age range: All ages
Time:11.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick

Green Light Limerick: Movies in the Garden

Enjoy outdoor movie screenings in the beautiful garden of The Hunt Museum with two family friendly feature films. Bring your own blanket and popcorn, and enjoy the classic titles: Jungle Book and Princess Bride.

12.00pm – 1.30pm: The Jungle Book (1967)
2.30pm – 4.10pm: The Princess Bride (1987)

Movies in the Garden are presented in association with Happenings, Fresh Film Festival and The Hunt Museum.

The event is free and no booking is required but places are limited; arrive early to avoid disappointment.

All young visitors must be supervised by guardians at all times.

Age range: All ages
Time: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, V94 EV8A, Limerick

Green Light Limerick: Claymation at the Hunt Museum

Be a part of an animation crew and see your work on the big screen! Join one of The Hunt Museum’s claymation and stop motion workshops. The two workshops will take the Hunt Museum Summer Exhibition “Signals of Change” as a point of departure to produce a short animation.

The stop motion animation will be brought together over the course of two workshops and presented to the public as part of an outdoor screening in The Hunt Museum Garden.

Places are limited and booking is essential. Booking: https://form.jotformeu.com/educationhuntmuseum/stop-motion-animation-day
Age and Time: 10am – 11.30am: 4 to 8 year olds, and 12.30pm – 2.30pm: for 9 to 12 year olds.
Venue: Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick, V94 EV8A
Green Light Limerick: Film Production Workshops

On the day of Cruinniú na nÓg, young filmmakers across Limerick will engage with the practice of filmmaking and learn new skills to develop their ability to make movies.

The workshops dedicated to developing dynamic camera skills and scene crafting will take place across Limerick led by local, professional filmmakers in association with Fresh Film Festival and Limerick Youth Service. Participants dive into film production with these intensive workshops in filmmaking exploring the process of taking an idea to a finished film.

Four workshops will be held simultaneously in Kilfinane (11am – 2pm), Rathkeale (11am – 2pm), Abbeyfeale (11am – 2pm), and Limerick City (11am – 4pm).

Participation is free but booking is essential, please contact info@freshfilmfestival.net

Age range: 13+
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm/11.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Across Limerick County and City

Green Light Limerick: Movies at the Libraries

We invite our youngest citizens and their parents for a fun and relaxing morning at the local library with a special screening of the classic silent movie Safety Last!  The screening will be followed by a colouring workshop. Visitors will be also invited to explore a display of books, that have been turned into films.

Six Libraries in Limerick City and County will host this event. These will be The Granary Library, Watch House Cross Library, Newcastle West Library, Kilmallock Library, Dooradoyle Library and Adare Library. Please contact your local library for further information.

The event is free and no booking is required but places are limited; arrive early to avoid disappointment.
All young visitors must be supervised by guardians at all times.

Age range: 0-4; All ages
Venue: Libraries across Limerick

For further information please contact: 

Limerick Culture & Arts Office
Email: artsoffice@limerick.ie
Phone: 061 557363 / 061 525031

Content as per press release from Limerick Cultural & Arts Office.

 

 

Nightflyers has released the first look trailer to its much anticipated series. Filmed in Troy Studios, Limerick, the crew is made up of many talented people, 30% of which is claimed to be local talent.

The series is a production of NBC Universal and Universal Cable Productions and is adapted from the 1987 George RR Martin novella of the same name. Netflix will co-produce the series and will have first-run rights to the series outside of the US. It is due to air on the Syfy Channel in the US and on Netflix worldwide in the Autumn 2018.

Troy Studios, Limerick City.

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.

 

 

 

A new series of Short Film Bursaries has been announced by Limerick City and County Council this week. There are two available and will amount to €8000.

There is an application process followed by an interview process which is adjudicated by a selected panel.

Eligibility is made out as follows:

Individuals and organisations based in Limerick are invited to apply for the above bursaries to support film projects at all stages, whether in the initial phase of research and development or at the later stages of production, given that they:

  •   Are professional film makers;
  •   Are based in Limerick;
  •   Are submitting an original proposal or development work in relation to an existing piece.

Limerick Short Film Bursaries will not be allocated to fund the following:

  •   Proposals which do not have an artistic objective, for example, sport, heritage, historical, tourism, general recreation, etc.;
  •   Persons in full time undergraduate and postgraduate level study;
  •   Charity fundraisers;
  •   Artist in Schools Residencies (separate grant funding stream);
  •   Tyrone Guthrie Bursaries (separate grant funding stream);
  •   Publications;
  •   Day to day operational or administrative costs;
  •   Capital requests for building improvements to workspaces and venues.

For more information go to the website below where you can download the application guidelines and form.

 LIMERICK SHORT FILM BURSARIES 2018

 

Simon finishing the edit on “Kemmy”