Limerick Leader Article July 2012


A quick reminder that it’s just Four Days to go for the closing date for entries. All short films must arrive at the LIT Film Festival desk by end of business on Friday March 9th.

To note all entries must be accompanied by an application form (which is available on the Entry Form page.)

This year the special prizes are for the best short film from students of either 2nd Level or 3rd Level institutions. Sony Professional are sponsoring again and the prize details will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Entries from general public, independent and small production companies are also accepted and there will be details of prizes for this category also released in the coming weeks.

This years festival sees extra attention on young film makers and their ability to share their imagination on screen. There will be multiple opportunities to share ideas, listen to professionals, and sample the latest equipment available from top industry manufactures such as Sony Professional as well as Irish distributors including D&P Products.

More details will be released shortly.

Festival Director.

Celtic Prints

A new Limerick / Clare based business who specialise in professional, quality focused, custom printing have come on board as a Media Sponsor of the 3rd Annual LIT Film Festival. Celtic Prints offer customised printing, taking any image provided by their customers and printing it on any of the items found under their products page. (SEE LINK)

They cater for corporate customers, schools, pubs, clubs and businesses. Celtic Prints also love to cater for the individual, for a memorable piece for a loved one or a fun item for a stag or hen party. And much more.

Celtic Prints, print whatever you want, on whatever you want, whenever you want it.

We are delighted to have the lads from Celtic Prints on board as Media sponsors for the Film Festival and will be working closely with them on the design of the official merchandize, which will be available during the 3 day festival from April 26th to 28th 2012.

Sony Professional and D&P Products have come onboard as main sponsors for the 3rd LIT Film Festival 2012.

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Hi guys

The entry forms and details have been released for the 3rd annual LIT Film Festival 2012.

Check out the WEBSITE and download the FORMS now!!









Hi all

The following site has gone live. This will be the new home for all the details on the events, the short film competition and much much more. Check it out.


LIT Film Festival Logo

The Dates for the 3rd LIT FIlm Festival 2012 have been set.

The Festival will take place primarily at the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology from Thursday April 26th to Saturday 28th.  The three day event will feature a number of workshops, keynote speeches, demonstrations, an industry exhibition as well as the now much anticipated LIT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS night which will take place on the Saturday (28th April)

Details of the call for entries to this years festival will be placed on this this site and other social networks in the next week.
We are delighted to announce the return of Sony Professional along with D+P Products (Ireland) as main sponsors of the festival.

More soon.





LIT Film Festival Logo

Friday night saw the 2nd Annual LIT Film Festival come to a close with the Film Festival awards show.
Over 150 people attended to see 12 awards given out to film makers from across the country.
Here are the winning films:

Best Camera – Forgiven
Best Lighting – Dear Air
Best Sound – Walsh
Best Editor – Alfred
Best Acting – Freebound
Best Script – He Waits
Best Director – Police Cops
Best Factual – Leslie Carter, Irish Muslim
Best Artistic – once upon a time in Siberia
Best Drama – Starstruck
Adjudicators Award – Tost Dorcha An Gheimhridh
Best Overall Film – In the Open

Well done to all film makers who entered the competition. Details of next years LIT Film Festival will be release soon.

Thank you to everyone who attended or helped out over the weeks events.


Monday 11th – Belltable Arts Centre
Today saw the launch of events of the LIT Film Festival 2011 at the Belltable Arts Centre on O’Connell Street.
The Limerick Film Forum took place with a script reading of Dermott Petty’s (Dir) film, ‘Time Travel and the Leaving Cert’. With multiple cast members present, the audience were given an insight to how a script is rehearsed by a director and his cast. Dermott answered questions afterwards and stated that he hoped to get funding for the project and start production some time later this year.

Make sure you get to the Exhibition Day (Tuesday). Promises to be a great opportunity for budding film and video makers alike with workshops from Rory Gavin of Reelgood Facilities, Dublin and a Sony Workshop on HDV and XDCAM EX Cameras with also some brand new cameras direct from Sony HQ in London.