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Richard Harris Film Festival announces Irish short film Competition Richard Harris Film Festival announces Irish short film Competition


Richard Harris Film Festival announce Irish Short Film Competition



The Richard Harris Film Festival announced the first year of their Irish short film competition, which will be in conjunction with the American Newport Beach Film Festival. Irish filmmakers are invited to submit short films of no more than 15 minutes for the competition.

Not only will selected films be screened during this year’s Richard Harris International Film Festival on Saturday, October 25, they will also be considered for the Newport Beach Film Festival 2015.

“We are extremely proud to be able to offer this fantastic and unique opportunity to Irish filmmakers!” The organisers of the Richard Harris Film Festival said.

The Richard Harris Film Festival was created to celebrate the life and career of its namesake. Though dedicated to the outstanding actor, filmmaker, director, theatrical producer and poet, it aims to also be a showcase for young Irish filmmakers. As well as benefiting other Limerick creative communities, such as her short film community, theatrical performers and writers.




The Newport Beach Film Festival has the largest shorts programme within a major film festival in the United States. They screen over 200 short films in more than 25 programmes. This gives Irish filmmakers the opportunity to be featured in both of these amazing festivals. In addition they will also gain international exposure at one of North America’s most prestigious film festivals.

For more information on terms and conditions, and to find out how to enter visit

You can also read up on the Newport Beach Film Festival HERE.

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.