As part of the 2022 launch of the Richard Harris International Film Festival in New York and announcing the winners of the Covid-19 Disrupted #RHIFF Awards Show, Colin Farrell will receive the Richard Harris International Film Festival Outstanding Talent Award.
The Richard Harris International Film Festival is set to return with a bang this year.
October 2022 will see the festival, now one of the fixtures of the Limerick cultural calendar, celebrate its tenth birthday in person. The festival was represented at the launch of the 2022 Global Irish Festival Series in the New York Irish Consulate on 20th April by festival director Zeb Moore. The Global Festival Series, incorporating events in Limerick (Including RHIFF and Pig Town), Kerry, Mayo, and Donegal, was launched by the Deputy Consul General Seán Ó hAodha and Colm Brophy TD, Minister of State for the Diaspora.
The Richard Harris International Film Festival is one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Europe. Speaking in New York, Zeb Moore said “From humble beginnings in 2013, when we screened 10 films, to screening 120 films the last time we met in person in 2019, the festival continues to grow. After a two-year Covid imposed hiatus and virtual shows, we are delighted to be back meeting in person this October and we have special plans in place to celebrate our tenth Birthday".
Moore also announced that the Virtual Awards Show for the Covid-disrupted 2021 festival will take place on Friday 6th May at 8pm on RHIFF's YouTube Channel. Show goes live at 8pm. Don't Miss it! Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
There are many wonderful films, actors and artistic and technical nominations up for consideration at RHIFF21.
The highlight of this show will be a special presentation of The Richard Harris Outstanding Talent Award to the legendary Colin Farrell (The Batman, Tigerland), during the virtual show.
Festival Chair Rob Gill said "We feel this is an award that Richard would approve, not least because both Richard and Colin were part of the Harry Potter Universe. Since Colin's breakout role in 'Tigerland', up to his brilliant performance in 'The Batman', we have followed his career with pride and we are honoured he will accept this award virtually."
Gill added: "We are extremely grateful for the continued support of Limerick City and County Council; Fáilte Ireland, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and are looking forward to welcoming new friends and old to Limerick this October."
The 10th edition of the festival takes place in person in Limerick this October 26th – 31st in various venues around Limerick City.