Hi All
Well the LIT Film Festival is over for another year and it ended with a huge crowd at the Awards Show last night.


There was a wide diverse of winners last night including the Best Camera award by one of my students, Stephen Hall for his film Upgrade. Well done to him.

Onwards now and there are several editing projects to complete before we work on the next short film.


Here is the Newspaper coverage on the LIT Film Festival Buildup this week.


Limerick Leader April 4th 2013

Limerick Leader 4 April 2013

Limerick Post April 2013

Limerick Post 4 April 2013

Limerick Chronicle April 2013



Hi all

The LIT Film Festival Short listing for awards has been released.

Check out the nominees HERE.


Also the festival schedule for the 3 days can be viewed HERE.

Call for Entries is Over

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Film

Closed for Entries

hi all

The Call for Entries for the 2013 competition is now closed. We are again stunned by the interest both from here in Limerick, Nationally and from our new friends in France and Spain.

We are now currently working through them over the next week and will be shortlisting for the catagories. The short list will be posted on the website before Easter.

More Soon.


Festival Director / Founder.



Was delighted to receive more international entries for this years short film competition for the LIT Film Festival in April. This time around they came from Madrid, Spain.

The focus on this years festival is all about inclusion and our neighbouring counties in the EU are more than welcome to submit their work to our competition.

Should they decide to make the journey we will have a big welcome for them here in Limerick in April. Its all part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’.




Hi All

Its just two weeks to go to get your entries in for the short film competition. Sponsored by Canon, Whelan Cameras, Peli Ireland, this year is proving to be just as popular with entries reaching us from all over the country as well as from abroad. (see previous post)

March 8th is the deadline to get those films into via post. We cannot accept any entries after that date so there is no time to delay.

Previous entrants and winners have already got their films into us and there are some great stories, direction, cinematography and editing standing out.

Please feel free to download an entry form HERE and send your work into us.

Looking forward to seeing you at the festival.


Festival Director.

French flag

We are delighted to welcome the short film entries entries by Pierre Gaffie from France. Pierre marks the first of the foreign entries to arrive at our desks here at Festival HQ.

With the partnership with ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013‘ the LIT Film Festival is hoping to encourage as many foreign film makers to submit their short films into our festival. There is no entry fee except the postage to get your films over to Ireland.

In previous years we have had films entered from, Northern Ireland, England and as far as Israel. The standard of these films from students and professionals alike have been inspiring to the audiences of our screenings during the festival.

If you are outside of Ireland but are looking to get your film noticed abroad then why not send us your short films (no more than 20mins) to the LIT Film Festival. (See here for entry forms)

Looking forward to showcasing the best in Irish and International film making talent.


Festival Director.


Leading Irish award winning Sports Photographer, Billy Stickland of Inpho, will be offering tips and shooting techniques.

Class will be held in a seminar style, it will be !10 per person. The class is being run on Thursday the 21st of February 2013 at

20:00 in the Strand Hotel in Limerick. Class will be 1 hour long followed by a Q&A session.

Talk will be equally as interesting to sports fans as photograhy fans as Billy has had a career being a fly on the wall of every

major sporting event since the mid 70’s.

There will also be a touch and try session where you can get a feel for Canon sports equipment.

Places are going to move fast as interest is high so book now to avoid disappointment.


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.


It’s back and bigger than ever. The short film competition for the 4th LIT Film Festival 2013 is now open. Application forms and the Articles of Submission are now available HERE or on theEntry Form Page on the main menu.

We are delighted as always to receive all ideas and creative works from film makers of all standards.

There will be more announcements this week so stay tuned and should you have some ideas for us please send them in.


Best of luck to everyone again and we’ll see you all in April 2013.


LIT Film Festival Founder / Director