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Richard Harris International Film Festival 2015 open for submissions Richard Harris International Film Festival 2015 open for submissions


Richard Harris International Film Festival 2015 open for submissions



The Richard Harris International Film Festival 2015 (RHIFF), which is now open to submissions for 2015, is the currently the only film festival in Ireland that specifically encourages Irish filmmakers abroad to return to Ireland to showcase their work. The festival will take place from Fri, Oct 23 – Sun, Oct 25. RHIFF strongly believe that the Irish film-making Diaspora should be encouraged to showcase their work here in Ireland.

By bringing communities together through a community tourism initiative for the diaspora this event is supported in partnership with Limerick City and County Councils, Fáilte Ireland and IPB Insurance.

As an international film festival, they also of course have categories open to non-Irish film-makers and welcome entries from all over the world.
This October Bank Holiday weekend sees the festival screening both Feature Films and Short Films over 3 days.

Screenings include a Gala opening night screening, films chosen from International entries (with priority given to entries from the Irish Diaspora) and a Richard Harris retrospective screening.



The opening Gala Evening hosted by Allegra and Jared Harris in 2014 has become a go-to party for those interested in an easy going and friendly atmosphere, mingle with our special guests – eat, drink, dance!

Our Networking evening on Saturday is subscribed to well in advance as this is your opportunity to get down to business with fellow industry professionals – (both creative and representative). Our hosts in 2014 were Ella Harris and Jamie Harris, (Marvel Agents of Shield, American Horror Story).

RHIFF Monologue Competition 

The Richard Harris International Film Festival, in association with Limerick School of Acting, are excited to announce the inclusion of a 1 minute monologue competition in the festival line up this October.

They are accepting entries via FilmFreeway in the following categories:

Short Film

Feature Film

Monologue Competition

There are 3 categories for short film.
1. Midwest Short Film Showcase.
2. National and International short film showcase.
3. Newport Beach Film Festival Competition – our short-listed films in this category are eligible for selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival Irish Spotlight 2016.

To submit to the Richard Harris International Film Festival, click here

Visit the official RHIFF website here

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Read more about RHIFF 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.