Call For: Submissions for Limerick Film Festival



The Limerick Film Festival returns 14th- 16th April 2016. Now in its seventh year, the LIT-founded three-day event has grown in size and reputation bringing professional filmmakers, actors, producers, directors and many more to the city in April 2016. The continued focus on expanding the festival in and around the city remains. The Short Film Awards Show will give the filmmaking talent of Limerick a chance to show off their skills to a wider national and international audience.

The deadline for receiving entries and films is 4th March 2016.

Film Submissions and Competition details can now be found here

Limerick Film Festival accepts entries via, the world’s best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Industry workshops will also be on offer in 2016, including masterclasses by the festival sponsors and touch-and-try demonstration events.

The festival culminates with the  Short Film Awards Show at the Millennium Theatre. The ceremony will be recorded by Video and Sound Technology students of LIT and also streamed live on the website.

Further information can be found on



‘Bit Map’ Wins Best Editing

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Bit Map, a short film directed by Aidan Gibson, won the award for Best Editing last weekend at the 5th annual Limerick Film Festival.


The 3-minute short, set on the campus of Trinity College Dublin, was made as part of a 48 hour film challenge held at the Digital Biscuit event last year. Filmmakers were set the task of making a short film under the theme of ‘Love & Technology.


Editor, Gary Flaherty, took home the Best Editing award for his work on the film. Gary also won the award at last years Limerick Film Festival (formerly LIT Film Festival) for editing Window a short film directed by Dave Thorpe.


Bit Map can be viewed on the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland YouTube channel here: