The grande finale of Limerick Film Festival was held on Saturday the 16th of April at The Millenium Theatre in Limerick Institute of Technology. The awards for the film festival which had been ongoing over the previous three days were hosted by local compère Patrick Hogan.
Over 16 awards were given away on the night and 155 entries from 45 different films were entered. Among the winners were Limerick animation hybrid, The Clockmakers Dream. The entire festival was the brainchild of Director Simon McQuire of LIT. The crowd were also entertained by the music of Eoghan Neff, the musician and academic played his song Nora.
The event was attended by some of the glitterati of the film industry in Limerick and beyond. The most recent development in the Limerick Film industry. James Ryan Magician was entertaining guests at the event.
Among the attendees were Zeb Moore, Ronan Cassidy, Jacinta and Altaf Khan of The George Boutique Hotel, Kathy ODonovan of Peli Ireland and Damien O’Connor of Brown Bag Films. There were also many of the films entered in the awards waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the winners.
The winners and categories were as follows:
Best Camera: Only Child
Best Sound: The Pigman
Best Lighting: Late Arrivals
Best Editing: Woman of The House
Best Actor: Rachel Coming Home
Best Script: Leave
Best Director: The Clockmakers Dream
Best International Short: The Last Request
Best Artististic Short: Rabbits Blood
Best Factual Short: We’re the New Ireland
Best Drama Short: Waves
Best Limerick Short Film sponsored by Peli Ireland : The Clockmaker’s Dream.
Best Overall Film : Only Child
The after party was in The Da Vincenzo Food and Wine Hall and was a great fun event. Teams from entries in the festival including Breathe, Only Child, Two Minute Warning.
The event went on into the wee small hours of the morning after lots of lovely food and drink at The George Boutique Hotel.
Sponsors of the event were Peli Ireland, Brown Bag Films, Ilovelimerick, Fusion Magazine, LIT, The George Boutique Hotel, Da Vincenzo Food and Wine Hall, The Savoy Hotel, Annie Ruffles Prop Hire and many others.