Limerick Film Festival Schedule Revealed
The Limerick Film Festival hosts a short film competition that has grown in its international status with entries from more countries each year the competition has taken place. The festival also hosts a number of guest talks, demonstrations and workshops every year, for example for all three days of the festival this year, there will be ongoing professional camera workshops and demonstrations at Whelans Cameras on O’ Connell Street, Limerick. Additionally, on Friday 11 April, there will be a public display of interactive audio/video installations by 4th year LIT students in both Music Production and Audio Video Production programmes from noon until 5pm in the Daghda Space, St. John’s Church.
On the first day of the event, Thursday 10 April, two features will be screened and a session of short films in competition will be screened. Documentary ‘When There’s a Well’ will be shown at noon. It follows the journey of a water pump from a factory to a Malawian village, exploring how the clean water improves the community’s lives.
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From 11am to 1pm of Day Two, producer director Pat Comer, who hails from Salthill, Galway, will be a special guest speaker in a ta adidas gazelle lk held at O’ Connell Street. Comer has worked on sporting themed documentaries as well as comedic documentaries such as ‘In the Name of the Fada’ and ‘D’Unbelievables’. Nat adidas gazelle han Nugent will be the second guest speaker, from 4 6pm. Nugent won an IFTA last year for ‘What Richard Did’ and recent completed work on Lenny Abrahamson’s latest feature, ‘Frank’. He has been nominated again for this year’s Editing IFTA for ‘Run Jump’.
The evening of Day Two will see a special screening of the Oscar Long Listed Short ‘The Missing Scarf’ at 8pm, followed by a Q session. ‘The Missing Scarf’ has screened at several national and international festivals, and has won awards in Galway, Cork, LA and Memphis. Later on in the day, feature film ‘Peripheral Vision’, which charts the realities and frustrations of some small groups who tried to mobilise the public against the bank bailouts and austerity from 2011 2012, will be screened.
The Awards show on Saturday 12 evening is the highlight on the schedule, where both professional and student filmmakers are honoured for their creative talents across the different disciplines of film. The Awards show will take place at 8pm at the Milennium Theatre, with the After Party at the George Boutique Hotel from 10pm.