An event to celebrate the life and career of Richard Harris on screen and stage, incorporating his love of Limerick, the Arts and Sport. Richard Harris was an actor, singer, theatrical producer, film director, wit, poet and writer of immense ability.
As well as demonstrating Harris's unique talent with viewings of his most iconic films such as 'The Field', 'This Sporting Life', 'Unforgiven' and 'Camelot', the festival will be a showcase for young film makers, theatrical performers and writers, through holding competitions to discover new talent. As well as Q&A Screenings, workshops and cine-concerts, fringe theatre and music events will give life to some of Harris's less well-known artistic endeavours in an interactive setting.
In recognition of Harris's love of sport, an International Award for Best Sports Documentary of the Year will be offered.
It is hoped, this festival will become an annual event as it is high time that Richard Harris's immense talent and passion was celebrated in his native town.