Festival Programme – Click dates below for details

A sample of the weekends Events

Screenings – Features, Shorts, Monologue Entries

  • Culture Trail
  • Network Evening
  • Workshops

New for 2016

Musical Event –  An Evening with Jimmy Webb – The Harris Years

Tickets go on sale soon


New Award Categories 2016 to Include

Best Director, Best Actor, Best Female Actor, Best Cinematographer and more

Red Carpet Awards Night including the inaugural

RHIFF Style Awards

Sports Documentary Screenings in association with Sporting Limerick

5.00pm        Unveiling of Richard Harris Memorial Plaque –  Charlie St. Georges Pub

– In conjunction with Limerick Writers Centre as part of their Literary Trail of Limerick.

– Jared Harris will read some of his fathers unpublished Poetry selected specifically  for this occasion.


7pm              Workshop    69 O’Connell Street, Limerick (formerly Belltable Arts Centre)



– Facilitated by Stephanie Joalland and Sean McConville, Frenzy Films.


8.30pm       Opening Screening  –  The Quiet Hour

– Directed by Stephanie Joalland.

– Starring Dakota Blue Richards (Golden Compass),

– Karl Davis, (Game of Thrones), local Limerick Actor Liam O’Brien.

 This feature film was shot entirely on location in Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

“Set against the backdrop of an alien invasion that has seen the earth mined for resources, ‘The Quiet Hour’ riffs on Sam Peckinpah’s seminal ‘Straw Dogs’ to wonderful effect”  – Sebastian Caine – Raindance Film Festival 2014 “

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6.30pm         Gala Red Carpet Event

69 O’Connell Street, Limerick (formerly Belltable Arts Centre)

Awards Ceremony Presentation

“Richard Harris Outstanding Talent Award”

Gala Night Screening

“A Man Called Horse”

Directed by Elliot Silverstein

In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand / accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.

Gala Reception

The Gala Evening continues when guests move to The George Boutique Hotel, O’Connell Street, Limerick. Join us for a hospitality event which is a fast favourite of previous year’s attendees. Prosecco reception and food created by DaVincenzo’s especially for the occasion.

This year we are selling limited tickets to this event. Join Local, National and International Invited Guests at this prestigious Event.

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9.30am – 12.30pm –  Short Film Screenings

69 O’Connell Street, Limerick


1.45pm – RHIFF Culture Trail incorporating 3 venues in the city.

Take a tour of Limerick with poetry, music and a theatrical piece.

Featuring Kevin Kiely Jnr., Stanza’s Poetry and Magic Roundabout Theatre’s Darren Maher.

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2 pm – Feature Screening

The Last Executioner – Tom Waller

Inspired by real events, The Last Executioner tells the remarkable true story of

Chavoret Jaruboon, Thailand’s last machine-gun xecutioner – a wild rock ‘n’ roll guitarist who took the job at the “Bangkok Hilton” to support his family – facing a lifelong struggle with ensuing good and bad karma.

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4.00pm – Feature Screening

Love is Now – Jim Lounsbury

What if you had one chance to live in the moment and you missed it. How far would you go to get it back? Love is Now is an intriguing yet mysterious drama chronicling a summer of love for experienced photographer Audrey and aspiring snapper Dean.  Propelled by new love and Audrey’s free spirit, the couple embarks on a formative country adventure following the NSW Harvest Trail where they discover significantly more than they ever expected along the way.

“If you are looking for Australia’s very own version of the Notebook, then you simply can’t go past this movie! Visually stunning and well-written I give it a 10-out-of-10” Jana Hocking,


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6.00 – 8.30 – Network Evening

Hosted by Jard Harris

Film-makers, actors and several national and international production companies will be in attendance. Have your business cards printed and ready to hand out! Our visiting directors and producers from Features Films and Short Films will be there! Venue to be announced.

Screening of 5 finalists of monologue competition,

Adjudicated by Terry McMahon, (Patrick’s Day) Jared Harris (Madmen) and Sean Cronin (Mission Impossible)

Presentation of Award by Jared Harris.


9.00 – 10.00PM – Special Screening of Limerick Of Culture 2014

Bursary Short Films

“A Clockmaker’s Dream” Cashell Horgan

“Lost & Found” Liam O’Neill

Q&A with Cast and crew of both short films.

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10.00PM – Late – Dolans Warehouse, Dirty Circus Burlesque & Cabaret

Followed by Riddim & Groove

Booking: www.dolans.ie

**Please note all screening take place in 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.

9.30am  – 12.30pm – Short Film Screenings

69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.


12 pm—4pm – Acting Workshop with Award Winning Director Terry McMahon

Savoy Hotel, Henry Street, Limerick

(Limited to 20 places – please send CV / bio to info@richardharrisfilmfestival.com)


2 pm – Feature Screening Kandiyohi – Nicholas J. Engan

KANDIYOHI is an action packed modern-day western that brings the sleepy backdrop of rural Minnesota alive with violence and suspense. This breakout debut from writer and director Nicholas Engan tells the story of three down-on-their-luck friends drifting through life in their late-20s. After reconnecting during a visit to their hometown, a rapid spiral of drugs, shame, and betrayal will leave them with only one unbelievable option – to rob the town’s corrupt sheriff. When their plan goes fatally wrong, this group of friends will be pushed to the limit trying to outrun the law and its harsh brand of vengeance. It’s all on the line in a cinematically stunning finale that will blow audiences away.

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5.00pm – Feature Screening

The David Dance – Written by Don Scimé Directed by Aprill Winney


Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias, “Danger Dave” – the host of the local radio show, “Gay Talk,” in Buffalo, New York – he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend. His sister, Kate, is a thrice divorced banker with a yen for classical music and cats. Though successful, the siblings suffer from a secret, yet vast, sense of inadequacy. Kate decides to adopt an orphan in Brazil and asks David to be a father figure. David struggles with his self-doubt while gawkily romancing his co-worker. Past and present intertwine in this bittersweet winter’s tale of a man learning to love and accept himself.

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8.00pm – 10.30pm – Closing Screening

Patrick’s Day – Terry McMahon

When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.

Q&A with Terry to follow.

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11pm – Festival Wrap Party

Savoy Hotel, Henry Street Limerick. Join us as we wrap the festival!

**Please note all screenings take place in 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.

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2015 Promotional film created and edited by Philip Shanahan with Tommy McSherry as filming assistant