Tres Court short film festival returns to Limerick

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

69 O'Connell Street - the former Belltable - will play host the Tres Court short film festival
THE 17th annual Tres Court film festival will come to the city for its second successive year next week.

THE 17th annual Tres Court film festival will come to the city for its second successive year next week.

The short movie festival will see 43 original films, each no longer than three minutes, screened on Friday, June 12, in 69 O’Connell Street, the former Belltable Arts Centre, from 8pm.

For the second year in a row this unique international film festival has been brought to Limerick, the only city in Ireland to screen it, thanks to the efforts of the Alliance Française de Limerick and its partners.

Last year it was viewed by more than 500 people in Limerick.

Films of all genres, ranging from comedy to tragedy, and all subtitled in English, will make up the programme for that evening.

Fourteen films will be in French, while others have been produced by film makers in Spain, the United States, Germany, Venezuela, Austria, Singapore, Denmark, New Zealand, and the UK.

In line with audiences worldwide, viewers in Limerick have the chance to vote for the best short movie.

The public vote will take place simultaneously in more than 23 countries around the world and the results will be published city per city on the internet.

The launch of the festival will be at 7pm with a private reception followed by the screening at 8pm.

This project is sponsored by The French Table Restaurant, Mickey Martin’s Pub and No 1 Pery Square. For tickets call 061 774 774 or log onto www.limetreetheatre.ie

Meanwhile, the Alliance Francaise de Limerick at Pery Square will be holding revision classes over the summer, from June 8-12, for pre-Junior and pre-Leaving Certificate students, and from June 15-19 for pre second year and pre fifth years. The cost is €180.

The not-for-profit organisation counts over 100 members and 350 students in Limerick, as the French connection continues to thrive, through French language classes and a love of French culture, with a number of creative outlets including a book club and cookery classes at the French Table restaurant. Established in 1944 as Le Cercle de Francais (The French Circle), it became the Alliance Francaise in 1969 to celebrate its 25th anniversary and is the second oldest French society in the country, after Dublin.