Engine Shorts

ENGINE Shorts aims to inspire and support up-and-coming writers, directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience. Run by Innovate Limerick / Film in Limerick the ENGINE Short Film Scheme is a partnership between Arts Offices in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

In 2022, Clare Arts Office is once again participating with the support of Creative Ireland.

From hard-hitting dramas to surreal pandemic-themed black comedies, the 2021 shortlist reflected the diverse voices and broad visions of the emerging talent the Mid-West has to offer.

15 projects were shortlisted after 131 applications were received from across the Mid-West region including five shortlisted applications from Clare.

Each team then went through a supported development process with training and support from Film in Limerick. Following the development stage, the 15 shortlisted teams pitched to an industry panel of Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, Juliette Bonass and Clare Dunne. The successful Clare applicant was Writer / Director Nell Hensey who received funding of €12,500 to make her short film Try and Touch with producer Gemma O’Shaughnessy.

Emma Coleman stars in Engine Short, Try & Touch filmed in Clare
Credit: Eanna Grogan

The closing date for entries is December 16th, 2022 and application details are at the link below.