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ENGINE Short Film Scheme info session for local Filmmakers



ENGINE Short Film Scheme info – Pictured above are filmmakers Shane Serrano and Steve Hall. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

ENGINE Short Film Scheme info session for local Filmmakers

ENGINE Short Film Scheme info

On the set of the short film ‘Imbas Forosnai’ filmed in the Mid-West. Directed by Shane Serrano, Produced by Pete Moles. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Innovate Limerick, through Film in Limerick are holding an online information session on Monday 18 January at 1pm for anyone interested in finding out more about the ENGINE Short Film Scheme. 




The lunchtime chat with Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan and ENGINE Shorts Manager Rachel Power will give attendees the chance to hear from the organisers and to pose any questions about the scheme.

The new scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming writers, directors and producers from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to create engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.

Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Limerick, Tipperary, and Clare, and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

The call for submissions is now open until 29 January.

Individual writers or teams (writer, director, producer) can apply online with a ‘story outline’ for a 10 minute film to be considered for the programme.

Shortlisted writers/teams will receive training to develop their script idea and up to six projects will be awarded production funding of €12,500 each to produce a short film.

The initiative aims to become a key mechanism for developing filmmaking talent in the region, supporting skills and talent development through industry-led training, as well as tailored training and practical experience for crews on commissioned projects.

The six commissioned projects will all be filmed in the region and offer skills training and career development for all those involved.

Commenting on the rollout of the scheme, Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick, said: “We are delighted with the response to this new initiative and we want to ensure that all aspiring and emerging filmmakers living throughout the region have the opportunity to apply. This is the time for those with filmmaking ambitions to step up and make their ideas a reality. ENGINE Shorts is the biggest regional film scheme in the country and we are on a mission to develop the next generation of film talent in the region.”


Visit HERE to find out more about the scheme and sign up HERE for the information session taking place on Monday 18 January at 1pm.

Deadline for project submissions for the scheme is Friday 29 January 2021 at 12 noon.

Link for webinar registration HERE 

Film in Limerick was established by Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well 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.


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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.