Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival 2017 Draws To A Successful Close

Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival 2017 Draws To A Successful Close

Local schools, community groups and families enjoyed a bumper programme of international films, exclusive screenings and workshops as part of the Foyle Film Festival’s annual Intercultural and Anti-Racism Festival.

Some of the biggest films of 2017 exploring issues of race, representation and diversity were screened in Nerve Centre and Brunswick Moviebowl from Monday 13 to Saturday 25 March. These included; special screenings of The Lego Batman Movie, Moana, Finding Dory and Sing for primary children and Hidden Figures, A United Kingdom and Loving for post-primary schools.

Families enjoyed a special preview screening of the latest DreamWorks Animation The Boss Baby in Brunswick Moviebowl - nearly five days before everyone else in the UK and Ireland. The all-star cast of Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire and Steve Buscemi had the audience laughing from start to finish.

The Nerve Centre’s Creative Learning Centre brought the programme right into primary classrooms across Derry and Strabane, with students getting the chance to use iPad animation, green screen technology and editing software to create their own films and animation.

Schools were also invited to take advantage of Foyle Film Festival’s outreach screenings of Trolls and Kubo and the Two Strings.

In November Foyle Film Festival will celebrates its 30th year with a special edition programme. Full details will be announced in the coming months.



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