Foyle Film Festival Now Open for 15th Light In Motion Awards Submissions

Foyle Film Festival Now Open for 15th Light In Motion Awards Submissions

Foyle Film Festival’s annual Light In Motion (LIM) Awards are now open for submissions from filmmakers and animators the world over. Now in its milestone 15th year, this year’s competition will remain open for entries until Tuesday September 30 2014.

Foyle Film Festival is one of only a handful of international festivals with Oscar® affiliation and BAFTA recognition and recipients of the LIM Award qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Academy Awards® without needing 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.

Other filmmakers who’ve gone on to Academy Award wins having contended at the Foyle Film Festival include Martin McDonagh (Six Shooter), Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet) and most recently Laurent Witz for the beautifully animated feature Mr Hublot just this year.

Organised by the Nerve Centre, and funded and supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City Council, Foyle Film Festival 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.

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.

Foyle Film Festival is now an IMDb Qualifying Festival, granting all eligible film submissions a fast-tracked title page on The Three Competition Categories under LIM are:

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Animation
  • Best Documentary

All entries for the 2014 festival must be submitted through affiliated website: Entries shortlisted for each category will be screened during this year’s festival which will take place from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 2014. The winners will be announced before the closing night film at Brunswick Moviebowl on Sunday, November 23.

For competition information contact Eavan King, Competition Manager at the Foyle Film Festival office at the Nerve Centre on: 028 71260562, via e-mail: or go to:

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