The Limerick Writers’ Centre
Seven-Week Short Film Script Writing Course 2017



The Limerick Writers’ Centre seven-week short film scriptwriting course returns on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017 to Saturday the 21st of October, 2017.

The course will run on Saturday’s from 3pm to 5pm.

Since the centre started running this course 6 years ago, many of the participants have gone on to film success. Most noted are Andrew O’Gorman, Brian Comerford and Maeve McGrath. Andrew was shortlisted by Dublin’s Filmbase for their RTE bi-annual short script awards with the script he developed during the course. Brian Comerford was shortlisted for the Waterford Film Festival 2013 short script award and is in negotiations on a script with film actor, Jeremy Irons. And Maeve McGrath’s first film after the course was selected by the Chicago Irish Film Festival 2013, the Galway Film Fleadh 2013, Underground Cinema Film Festival 2013, The Fingal Film Festival 2013 and the Dingle Film Festival 2014, to name a few. Other participants have been shortlisted for the Waterford Short Script award and screened their short films at film festivals all over Ireland and abroad.

Eleanor McSherry, who facilitates the course, has been shortlisted for short script awards by Filmbase, the Galway Filmcentre, the Waterford Film Festival and by Cork Film. She is a film producer and scriptwriter with Sidhe Film, Co-Chair of LACE (Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange and is Vice-Chair of the LACE Film Pillar. She was Creative Director and one of the co-founders of the Richard Harris Film Festival and film correspondent with Fusion Magazine. She also previously was a committee member with Behind the Scenes Film Network based in Limerick City, wrote for Film Ireland Magazine and was involved with both the LIT and Fresh Film Festivals. Eleanor has worked with Nathalie Lichetnthaeler (Wide Eye Films), Jenny Conroy Roche (John Huston School of Film), Ivan McMahon (Two Hungry Fish), Sidhe Film, Steve Hall Productions, Oonagh Kearney and Apate Film, to name but a few. The course will entail an introduction to the craft of screenwriting – developing character, writing the individual scene, dialogue, structure, format, rewriting techniques, writing treatments and how to sell your script. You will finish this course with a completed short film script.

Fee for the seven week course is €170.00
Places must be paid for in advance and booking is essential as places are limited. For further details contact Dominic Taylor or Eleanor McSherry at
or Tel 087 2996409. Course takes place at The Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington St., Limerick

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre is based in Limerick City,

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