I.NY Festival and RHIFF Secure €80,000 Funding

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I.NY Festival and RHIFF Secure €80,000 Funding – The I.NY Festival which is due to commence on October 5 is to receive €50,000 of the total and the Richard Harris International Film Festival which takes place from October 26 to October 30 will receive €30,000.

I.NY Festival and RHIFF Secure €80,000 Funding

The Richard Harris International Film Festival ( RHIFF ) and the I.NY Festival, both of which are taking place next month, have secured substantial funding boosts.

This Monday a total funding of €80,000 for the Richard Harris International Film Festival and the I.NY Festival was approved by the Metropolitan District. The funding has been allocated under the General Municipal Allocation Scheme.

The I.NY Festival which is due to commence on October 5 is to receive €50,000 of the total and the Richard Harris International Film Festival which takes place from October 26 to October 30 will receive €30,000.

The Richard Harris International Film Festival has grown since Zeb and Sylvia Moore of The Magic Roundabout Theatre Company and team of volunteers first established it in 2013. In these short unfunded years, it has become a respected platform for premieres, networking and award incentives for visual art as well as filmmaking.

The primary purpose of RHIFF is the promotion of relevant industry talent in the Mid-West overseas, with special regard to Cannes and California.

As an international film festival, RHIFF also has categories open to non-Irish film-makers and welcome entries from all over the world.

The I.NY Festival is the creative brainchild of David O’Donovan and Aoife Flynn of asquared, who developed the project with the help and support of numerous individuals and organisations in Ireland and New York over a two-year period.

Their ambition is that the I.NY project will become a key place of exchange and engagement between Irish and New York audiences and communities, and a flagship national annual event with a unique international focus.

Designer Orla Kiely, David Bowie’s musical director Gerry Leonard, director of The New Yorker Festival Rhonda Shermanand, Oscar-winner Glen Hansard are just some of the names that will appear at the inaugural I.NY festival in Limerick.

I.NY is an international cultural project that celebrates and brings to life this shared story. The broader project includes year-round digital story exchange, collaborations and residencies, and trans-Atlantic initiatives in art, education and enterprise.

To visit the official website for the I.NY Festival click here

To visit the official RHIFF Festival click here

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