Online info session for local filmmakers

On the set on short film ‘Imbas Forosnai’ filmed in the Mid-West at Lough Gur Stone Circle, Co Limerick. Directed by Shane Serrano, produced by Pete Moles. (Picture: Diarmaid Greene)

An online information session takes place on Monday coming, 18 January for anyone interested in finding out more about the ENGINE Short Film Scheme.

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

Run by Innovate Limerick, through Film in Limerick, the 1pm 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.

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, with submissions now open until 12 noon on January 29.

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

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

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. 

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.

Visit to find out more.