Limerick Film Festival Ready For Action

Photos are courtesy of Limerick Film Festival and Herbert Knowles.

The Annual Limerick Film Festival was formally launched on Wednesday 30th March at the George Boutique Hotel, Limerick. The festival is set to begin this weekend April 14th to 17th. It looks likely to be the highlight of the film industry year in Limerick. 

At the launch Limerick Film Festival Director, Simon McGuire, spoke about exciting developments in filmmaking in the city and county and the importance of the forthcoming Troy Studios to the city.

Highlights of this years festival, the 7th one in Limerick include, local film score composer, Dave Keary, speaking on Thursday 14th April.

Writer and Director, Damien O’Connor of Brown Bag Films will be the special guest speaker at the Millennium Theatre on Friday afternoon.

Friday evening will see the premiere of the Film Limerick Trilogy, three short films which were produced by local filmmakers mentored by Industry professionals including writer and director Gerry Stembridge and cinematographer Patrick Jordan.

US feature-length documentary, Out of Nothing, produced by Ryan Styles of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway? ‘ will have its Irish premiere on Saturday afternoon, before the return of the popular Short Film Award Show later that evening.

The shortlist for the Short Film Awards was released at the festival launch and details are on the film festival website Limerick Company Blog will be reporting from the awards on Saturday evening.

For further information, please contact Simon McGuire at

You can find out more details of the event here:  Programme

Follow the events on Twitter @limerickfilm and





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