Cannes nod for two Limerick film organisations

Film in Limerick and Fresh Film have been nominated at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Brian Arthur

TWO Limerick film organisations have been given the nod at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Both Film in Limerick and Fresh Film have been nominated at the Global Production Awards, which will take place at the Cannes Film Festival next week.

Film in Limerick is nominated for the City of Film Award, while Fresh Film was given the nod in the Community Impact Award.

Film in Limerick was nominated for its work in developing the film sector in the region, marking the second time they have been nominated.

Last year, Film in Limerick finished as runner-up in the Emerging Location category in the awards, as well as being announced as Film Commission of the Year at the Makers and Shakers Awards at BAFTA.

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Regional film manager at Film in Limerick, Paul C Ryan, said that it is “an incredible honour for our region to be recognised at this level”.

“There is clearly a huge appetite for developing a sustainable film sector in the Mid West, delivering economic and cultural impacts. This is something that is not only a local ambition, but is recognised internationally at the highest level in the industry,” Mr Ryan said.

Fresh Film was nominated for its work in developing new film talent in the region.

Jayne Foley, artistic director of Fresh Film Festival, said that the organisation is “thrilled to have made the shortlist for the Community Impact Award, which acknowledges the growing efforts in youth filmmaking, both locally and globally”.