Emerging Limerick Filmmakers is a new home for young filmmakers in Limerick. Based in Castletroy, ELF empowers its members with the opportunity to grow and develop as storytellers.

Film is magical. It can change the way people see the world, change the way people think. Now more than ever we need brave voices able to shape the stories that help us see with fresh eyes.

For our first programme, ELF is undertaking 4 months of weekly meetings every Thursday evening.


We're working to deliver a deep and engaging programme, led by our members, while complying with the rules governing Covid-19. ELF is an organisation that prioritises the safety and well-being of members.

Pete Moles - Artistic Director

Pete Moles is a filmmaker, film festival programmer and  has had the privilege of working with some inspiring young filmmakers. He believes in the power of storytelling, the value of a well written callsheet and the need to throw everything you can into a film production.

Shane Hickey-O'Mara - Facilitator

Shane is a Limerick-based artist, recently appointed artistic director of County Limerick Youth Theatre. He enjoys working with young artists and can't wait to meet the next generation of Lenny Abrahamsons, Greta Gerwigs and Taika Waititis.

Our First Term.

Members of the ELF will meet every Thursday for three hour sessions starting at 7pm, starting on October 1st. We will explore what it means to be a creative filmmaker and develop your abilities, culminating in the production of two short films to be shot in early January. Members will be responsible for every aspect of production - from the idea, to the script, to organising the production to the final edit. You will be supported at every stage to make sure that you have access to what you need to realise your vision.

We will also make sure to watch some of the best short films ever made, to inspire our members to make their best work.

This is only the start, and ELF has big plans for the future.

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