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ENGINE Short Film Scheme Call for Producers and Directors  



ENGINE Short Film Scheme Call – Pictured above On the set of the short film ‘Imbas Forosnai’ filmed in the Midwest. Directed by Shane Serrano, Produced by Pete Moles. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

ENGINE Short Film Scheme Call for Producers and Directors  

ENGINE Short film scheme is seeking expressions of interest from local producers and directors who would like to join the 15 shortlisted projects. 

This new ambitious training and production scheme for emerging film talent in the mid-west region is run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick and aims to inspire and support up-and-coming writers, directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience. 






ENGINE Shorts is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. 

ENGINE Short Film Scheme Call

ENGINE Short Film Scheme Call- The Short Film Scheme are looking for local producers and directors to get on board

The shortlisted projects are currently going through a supported development process with training and support from Film in Limerick. 

Following this stage, teams will pitch to an industry panel and up to six projects will receive funding of €12,500 each to make a short film. 

They now are calling for applications to fill 11 producer and four director spots on the teams. 

An online lunchtime webinar for any interested producers and directors is being held on Monday 29 March at 1 pm, when you will be able to hear shortlisted teams pitch their ideas and have the opportunity to contact projects directly afterwards and potentially join one of the teams. 

You must be primarily based in either Limerick, Tipperary or Clare to apply. 

Interested producers should have previous experience producing film or another art form and/ or have a strong interest in pursuing a career in producing. 

Interested directors must have previous film directing experience that demonstrates the experience of working with actors and a strong sense of visual style. 

We will also consider individuals with experience in other art forms who are looking to move into directing film. 

Speaking about this unique opportunity, Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick, said, “ENGINE Shorts is delighted to welcome emerging producers and directors from the region to join the teams developing their projects and pitching for funding. This is a great opportunity for new talent to access training and funding to produce a short film and fast-track their career ambitions.” 

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About Film in Limerick 

Film in Limerick was established by Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well as Limerick City and County Council and Clare and Tipperary County Councils. 

Film in Limerick acts as a one-stop-shop for filming in the Mid-West, supporting productions looking for locations, crews and support to film in the region. They are also active in training and up-skilling aspiring and emerging filmmakers and companies based in the region. 

Innovate Limerick was established by Limerick City and County Council to help drive innovation and aims to develop Limerick’s business ecosystem and position Limerick City and County as one of the most attractive locations to start and grow a business. 

With the success of Limerick’s Troy Studios, Limerick City and County Council has made film a priority in the region. As part of this focus, the council along with Clare and Tipperary councils joined together to recruit a Regional Film Manager to develop filmmaking infrastructure, create new training programmes in the region, and work to make the mid-west an attractive destination for foreign productions. 

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually. Its Further Education and Training Division offers targeted education and training to meet the specific skills requirements of employees and its enterprise partners across Limerick and Clare. 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.