Foyle Film Festival
The Foyle Film Festival, now in its 27th year, is one of only a handful of International festivals with Oscar®affiliation and BAFTA recognition. The festival offers filmmakers, animators and artists a unique platform to screen their films, network with industry professionals and gain access to the international market.
2014 also marks the milestone 15th year of Foyle Film Festival's annual Light In Motion Awards competition, with its Best Short Film winner qualifying for Academy Award® consideration without the standard theatrical run. Over the past decade and a half four different LIM competitors have all proceeded to Oscar® glory, including Belfast director Terry George for his captivating Northern Ireland-set short The Shore in 2012.
As part of this year milestone year, Foyle Film Festival in association with Honeycomb Creative Works will host an industry conference - ‘From Shorts to Features’ - for filmmakers who want to learn more about the film development process, fundraising, marketing, the festival circuit, and more. We’ll have top industry figures on hand to advise on how to deal with the inevitable knock backs and get your vision made. Make contacts and network. Attend keynotes, panels, breakouts, script doctoring and pitching sessions and, of course, films (lots of).
The festival, organised by the Nerve Centre, and funded and supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City Council, delivers a comprehensive programme of documentaries, short films and feature films from all over the world, a full programme of educational events for schools, youth, and adults and an impressive array of industry networking events and panel discussions.
For full listings of this year's programme, booking links and more go to foylefilmfestival.org.