Foyle Film Festival
The annual Oscar affiliated celebration of independent films, acclaimed feature-length movies, documentaries and short films.
Over the last 28 years the Festival has become renowned for attracting high-profile names such as Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Wim Wenders, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kenneth Branagh, Roddy Doyle, Jimmy McGovern, Sam Shepherd, Danny Boyle, Paul Greengrass, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Stephen Rea, Julien Temple, Andrea Arnold - to name but a few. This year’s Festival will be no different.
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, and is one of only a handful of international film festivals with Oscar affiliation and BAFTA recognition.
In addition, the Festival offers a stand-alone education program targeting schools and colleges with a series of curriculum-based feature films, documentaries, workshops, presentations, and outreach screenings. The education programme offers additional outreach events at colleges and other arts centres, including the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.
Foyle Film Festival is managed by Nerve Centre and funded by Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and by Derry City and Strabane District Council. Venue partner is Brunswick Moviebowl.