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Engine Shorts - Screening and Info Evening

First Date 2
Date & time Wed 9 Nov 2022
6.30 p.m.
Tickets Free

ENGINE Short Film Scheme 2 is open for Applications until 30th November 2022 – Are you interested in applying?

Come along to an information evening with screenings from Engine Shorts 1 and a Q&A with filmmakers.

Admission is free.

Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is delivered in partnership with the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

The training & production scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming filmmakers to create world-class shorts that resonate with a wide international audience.It also offers the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance.

Shortlisted teams avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of up to €12,500 each to produce a short film.

Full details on the scheme are available at this link: ENGINE Short Film Scheme (

Four short films developed with the support of Engine Shorts 1 will be screened this evening:

First Date

A recently widowed farmer doesn't want her daughter to move back to the city, leaving her alone. When she discovers her daughter has invited a city boy for a date at their farm, a novel solution is put into place to upset their plans.
Directed by Clara Planelles, Produced By Pete Moles, Written by Aine Ryan

Sour Milk

A TEENAGE BOY wants the boy he's in love with to stop treating him like a joke. When a promised kiss turns out to be nothing more than another cruel humiliation, the teenage boy decides to do something drastic to prove himself.
Directed by Mark Keane, Produced By Miriam Garcia Mortell


Sarah decides to become a Catholic nun. Having explored the realities of her new vocation, she is adamant she has found her true calling. All that remains is to reveal her life changing plans to her friends.
Directed by Jack Reardon, Produced By Éanna Grogan

Try & Touch

In an all-girls school in the West of Ireland, a shy rugby player and an aspiring musician develop feelings for one another. But will either be brave enough to risk expressing them?
Directed by Nell Hensey, Produced By Gemma O'Shaughnessy

Pic. 'First Date'

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