#RHIFF19 Women in Film Screenings
When: March 8 2019
Where: Limerick, Ireland
Continuing our commitment and support to film-makers who screen at our festival we are thrilled to announce the details of our 2019 International Women’s Day Screening.
The Richard Harris International Film Festival
Present Women In Film – Spring Screening
In association with Limerick City and County Council & Friars Gate Theatre
Celebrating the achievements of women in film on International Women's Day
Join the Richard Harris International Film Festival Team for an evening celebrating women in film with a selection of the many films by women screened at #RHIFF18.
Scheduled to Screen – Running Time 80 mins approx
TAKING STOCK WINNER NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL CATEGORY
20 mins Director Siobháin McMahon
Writer Siobháin McMahon
Producer Emma Owen
The rain and windswept vista of an Irish farmstead is intruded upon as DAVID, a farmer with his wife TRISH, and 9 year old daughter APRIL, find themselves the victims of a cattle raid.
The whole ordeal shakes the very foundation on which the family built their lives as they try to come to terms with a year’s salary being whisked away in an instant. View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/263938889
FAST & FASTER
3 mins Director Beta Bajgart
Producer Beta Bajgart
Rosemary Smith is phenomenally successful Irish rally driver. This short documentary follows her for a day on a racing track. Now, at the beginning of her 80's, Rosemary openly talks about her driving passion and remarkable career which is in sharp contrast to her traumatic personal life. View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/285488177
SASHA OF THE SEA WINNER BEST NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY
13 mins Director Sammy Nutt
Producer Joan Burney Keatings MBE
Writer Maire Campbell
Growing up along the rugged coastline of Northern Ireland, all young Sasha wants is to spend her days on the water. However her fondness for the sea is tested when her father goes missing in a fishing accident and her world comes crashing down - opening her eyes to the greater meanings of life and love.
OÍCHE NOLLAIG NA MBAN NOMINATED BEST DIRECTOR
6 mins Director Oonagh Kearney
Producer Oonagh Kearney
Writer Oonagh Kearney
Women's Christmas Night - A highly visual and feminist response to Séan Ó'Riordáin's famous Irish language poem. Oonagh Kearney has written and directed nine short films and one full-length arts documentary with the support of the Irish Arts Council, Irish Film Board, RTE, TG4, BRITDOC and The Welcome Trust. Her work has screened globally.
HOLD THE LINE WINNER BEST ACTOR FEMALE ROLE, WINNER BEST EDITING
12 mins Director Karen Killeen & Laura O'Shea
Producer Laura O’ Shea
Writer Laura O’ Shea
Em works in a call centre. She faces a day that’s more difficult than the usual ‘customer care queries’ and is on the brink. That’s until: she picks up the phone to Patsy.
REEL WOMEN SEEN
8 mins Director Amanda Tapping
Writer Elvira Kurt
Producer Heather Allin
REEL WOMEN SEEN tells the story of the realities faced by women in the film and TV industry yet simultaneously depicts the necessary, possible and achievable ways to transform them. One continuous narrative unfolds through a series of brief parodies, ending with resolve for change.
GO HOME NOMINATED BEST ACTOR IN A FEMALE ROLE
8 mins Director Shane Robinson
Producer Tamryn Reinecke, Emma Foley
Writer Siofra O'Meara, Shane Robinson, Emma Foley
Battling between reason and delusion Siofra takes us on a visceral journey through the troubled inner workings of a young woman's mind. Go Home is a conceptual spoken word piece that deals with grief and self-reflection. View Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJI9A-TBNZE&feature=youtu.be
ENTRANCE NO EXIT NOMINATED NEWPORT BEACH CATEGORY
8 MINS Director Jo Southwell
Producer Jo Southwell
Writer Sophie Dix
An OCD tennis player on a long haul flight to Australia. Mid flight she needs the loo. Simple. Right ? Wrong !
Can Helen overcome her demons and escape the toilet before the plane lands ? View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/268626559