#RHIFF19 Women in Film Screenings

When: March 8 2019

Where: Limerick, Ireland


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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

#IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter

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


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