The success of the short film, Warts and All’, continued on Sunday night last, with it picking up the award for Best MidWest Short Film at the Richard Harris International Film Festival. There was stiff competition in this category, namely Wednesday Child, directed by Laura O’Shea, which had three nominations in total.
Warts and all editor, Simon McGuire, was present to accept the award on behalf of director Pat Shortt, writer Michelle Lehane and producer Lee Crowley. This award comes on the back of picking up the Best International Narrative Short Film Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California the previous week. The film will be continuing to screen at various festivals around the country and abroad, so keep an eye out for it in coming schedules.
On the back of successful screenings at the Newport Beach and Kerry Film Festivals, news filtered through from Newport Beach that Warts and All received the award for Best International Narrative Short Film.
Producer Lee Crowley has let in the thanks via the films Twitter page, “We are absolutely delighted to win Best Short Narrative International Short. Thanks to the jury and all the team @nbff for this wonderful award!”
Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Warts and All and a special congrats to the director Pat Shortt on bringing the team together to make this project.
For a Full report on all the award winners at the Newport Beach Film Festival Check out the article by clicking the Variety Logo below:
Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is delivered in partnership with the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.
The training & production scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming filmmakers to create world-class shorts that resonate with a wide international audience.
It also offers the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance. Shortlisted teams avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of up to €12,500 each to produce a short film.
The deadline for applications from individual writers or teams or writer, director, and producer is Wednesday 30th November (12noon) 2022.
Shortlist projects will take part in the training programme to further develop their ideas and they will then be invited to pitch their ideas to an industry panel.
Following the pitch, up to 6 films will be produced across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary from April to May 2023 with further training and mentoring support provided to teams.
For more information on this fantastic scheme as well as the rules and guidelines do check out the ENGINE Short Film Scheme Website HERE or click on the logo at the top of this page.
If you are looking for post production services for your short film then why not contact us here at CRAFT Post House to arrange a meeting.
EUNICS Short Shorts 2022 – will be held in the Millenium Theatre on 20th October 2022
Expect Action, Comedy, Animation, Drama and more from Short Shorts from Europe Film Festival, a selection of European short films of ten member countries of EUNIC Ireland.
Let Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, and Spain entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary, cutting-edge filmmakers. Cork International Film Festival and TUS Limerick School of Art and Design will also present short films from Ireland on the programme. After the screening the audience will be asked to vote for their favourite film via their smartphone.
This event is brought to you by the EUNIC Ireland network in association with Cork International Film Festival, Light House Cinema Dublin, Pálás Cinema Galway, TUS Limerick School of Art and Design and Richard Harris International Film Festival. EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. It advocates a prominent role of culture in international relations and is a strategic partner of the EU.
EUNIC Ireland members are: Alliance Française/Embassy of France, Austrian Embassy, British Council, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Culture Ireland, Goethe-Institut, Embassy of Greece, Instituto Cervantes/Spanish Agency for the International Cooperation and Development (AECID), Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Embassy of Hungary, Embassy of Luxembourg, Embassy of Malta, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of Portugal, Embassy of Romania, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia and Embassy of Switzerland.
Taking place at King John’s Castle on Tuesday 16th August, and ahead of the RHIFF’s tenth year – which runs from October 26-31, was a special launch of both a new partnership between the Richard Harris International Film Festival (FHIFF) and Amcomri Entertainment Inc. (AMEN)and a Film Funding Scheme worth 10 million Euro.
Amcomri Entertainment Inc. will make available a new film investment fund of €10m to entrants of the 2022 Richard Harris International Film Festival, while also announcing confirmation as the primary commercial sponsor for the Richard Harris International Film Festival.
The funds can be invested across a number of film projects as selected by the Amcomri Entertainment Film Committee, with funding available to entrants of the 2022 RHIFF as well as previous entrants to the festival. The investments are for feature films (not shorts), animations and documentaries.
Robert Price, Chief Executive Officer of Amcomri spoke to the audience of dignitaries and the local film making community about how this new relationship with the RHIFF will work.
“At Amcomri, we work to encourage project dialogue for film financing, publishing and international distribution and sales so we are thrilled to sponsor this year’s RHIFF. We want to continue to develop long-term relationships which can grow to multi-deal co-production activity and are eager to receive the applicants to the AMEN Film Investment Fund”
Terms and Conditions
Projects eligible for the fund MUST be submitted through the portal only. DO NOT email scripts or treatments.
The fund (and the decision making process) is entirely separate from RHIFF. The Richard Harris International Film Festival does not have a final say in this process.
The directors and any volunteers or contractors associated with RHIFF have no involvement in the selection process of the fund. NO Canvassing RHIFF staff.
Amcomri Entertainment does not provide early development funding – each project needs to be developed to the draft, script, & budget stage as a minimum requirement.
The investments are for feature films, animations & documentaries.
Applications to be made no later than 31/12/2022.
Waivers for administration fee will not be granted.
Applying to the fund does not guarantee selection at the festival and any submissions to the festival should only be done through film freeway nor does selection at the festival this year or in previous years guarantee that a project is eligible.
Each and any investment will be at Amcomri’s sole discretion and based upon their commercial investment criteria.
Applicants acknowledge that Amcomri receives a large number of applications from producers globally and that Amcomri will not be liable for an inadvertent similarities between any materials submitted to Amcomri and any film produced with Amcomri funding by another party.
Informal approaches (other than queries on the application process & eligibility) and pitches will not be entertained and will be disregarded and this may affect the eligibility of the project.
Copyright & Ownership
Writer, Director, and Producer credit will remain with the original filmmaking team.
All ownership and rights to material submitted to the investment program remains with the original rights holder until and unless other agreements are made.
Should your project be awarded funding, you are not obligated to accept it until and unless other agreements are made.
With Post Production completed by Simon at ‘Craft- Post House‘, it has been announced that the Directorial Debut for Pat Shortt on the Avenue Productions Short Film, ‘Warts and All’ will premiere at this years Galway Film Fleadh, on Wednesday 6th July at the Town Hall Theatre.
Aron, a single thirty-something, attempts to navigate falling in love, while trying to hide his insecurities. He wrestles with his longing to fit in and being true to himself, unsure whether the real him is too much for anyone to love.
The film is also written by Michelle Lehane and was filmed on location in Co.Galway, in February 2022. Avenue Productions are behind the short and have previous success with films such as,
2021 Give Him Time (Drama)
2020 Tyre Kickers (Drama)
2019 Old Firm Day (Drama)
The full line up at this years Galway Film Fleadh can be found HERE or clicking the logo below.
We had the pleasure recently of cutting the teaser trailer for the Avenue Productions‘ short film, Give Him Time, starring Faye Shortt and Pat Shortt.
The short screened at the 2022 Fastnet Film Festival. as part of programme 8, details a story about a father and daughter’s struggle to communicate after a local scandal, until a timely reminder gets them back on track.
Check out the trailer below.
Avenue Productions is an award-winning Irish based film and television production company that collaborates with award-winning writers, directors, and leading international producers. It was established to develop and produce short, feature-length, and television drama with an Irish and International focus.
To celebrate 30 years of the Limerick School of Acting, Film CEL (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning) at LSAD, TUS, have produced a short doc highlighting the school and its director, Actor Nigel Mercier.
Filmed over a number of days with the schools students the documentary features stories about how Nigel started the school and what he enjoys about it each year.
Filming was completed by both students and staff of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production programme at LSAD with the post production taking place at CRAFT Post House.
Congratulations to Nigel and all the staff and students of the Limerick School of Acting and all the best for the next 30 years.
This is the 5th awards show edited for the Richard Harris International Film Festival and their 9th year. With hundreds of entries from both national and international film makers this festival has a long standing in Limerick, and since joining with the Limerick Film Festival in 2017, it grown to include this awards show, created and edited by Simon McGuire, I.S.E.