The Richard Harris International Film Festival in association with Belltable, Limerick will host an event, Homecoming from Cannes – Irish Women in Film, on Friday June 2nd at 8pm in the Belltable. The event will screen 5 highly acclaimed award-winning short films by Irish film-makers. 

The five films are Wait from writer/director Audrey O’Reilly, Uisce Beatha / Water of Life from writer/director Elaine Kennedy, Deirdre from writer/director Jo Southwell, The Betrayal from writer/co-director Kamila Dydyna and co-director Natasha Waugh, and The Fireman and the Nurse from writer/director Gemma Doorly (writer of Red Rock).

These films will screen at the RHIFF Industry Event in Morrison’s Irish Pub on 24th May (during the Cannes Film Festival) and have their homecoming 2nd June in the Belltable.   Limerick native Rob Ryan owner of Morrison’s in Cannes on hosting the Cannes event for the 2nd year said “Being far away from home it is great to be able to help Irish artists. The RHIFF event is the perfect way for us to reach out and once again help to showcase the talent in Limerick and Ireland on the global stage that is The Cannes Film Festival…”

If you missed these wonderful short films during #RHIFF2016 then do make sure to pop along to the Belltable on the 2nd June at 8pm.  The women involved in this projects are talented and visionary and it is time to celebrate women in film – Elaine Kennedy / Uisce Beatha – Water of Life won Best Film at RHIFF2016, Dingle FF 2017 and the Best Film accolade at the Chicago Irish Film Festival.  Audrey O’Reilly’s “Wait” took best film at both Fastnet and Schull, with Owen Roe taking the best male actor award at RHIFF2016. Film-makers will be present for post screening discussion and then we will all head to the Food Truck Festival!  Do join us!
Sylvia Moore – RHIFF

Submissions now open for 2017 Richard Harris International Film Festival via Film Freeway.

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