Film

Film

Film has always been a huge part of our work at Nerve Centre. We make, produce and screen films across various projects.

Foyle Film Festival

Established in 1987, Foyle Film Festival is Northern Ireland's only Oscar® and BAFTA-affiliated film festival.

In recent years, Foyle Film Festival has brought acclaimed filmmakers and actors to Derry~Londonderry for the annual festival in November, including Richard E Grant, Danny Boyle, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Christie, Wim Wenders and Stephen Frears.

The festival also delivers screenings and workshops throughout the year, including the Intercultural and Anti-Racism Festival, Educational and Outreach Screenings, and a summer programme.

Foyle Film Festival is funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and by Derry City and Strabane District Council.

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Special guest Richard E Grant visiting the festival for its 30th year in 2017
Director Danny Boyle, 2013 guest
Light in Motion short film competition
Educational screenings
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Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival

The Foyle Film Intercultural and Anti-Racism Festival tackles a wide range of topics around discrimination, prejudice, human rights abuses, inequality, and environmental challenges. Its aim is to embrace diversity and encourage awareness of local and global issues.

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Offering fresh perspectives and dialogue with audiences
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Light in Motion Short Film Competition

Filmmakers can enter their films under three competition categories: Best Irish Short; Best International Short; and Best Animated Short.

Winners of the Light in Motion Awards qualify for consideration in the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards® without needing the standard theatrical run. Foyle Film Festival is also an IMDb Qualifying Festival, granting all eligible film submissions a fast-tracked title page on IMDb.com.

Foyle Film Festival Light in Motion Competition is sponsored by City of Derry Crystal.

Platforms new voices in Irish film
Includes Runner-Up prizes & Special Mentions
Categories for International, Animated & Irish film
Sponsored by City of Derry Crystal
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What's On

- | 5:00PM

BFI Film Academy 2022

Derry~Londonderry | Belfast

Admission: Free

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- | 10:00AM

Screen Academies | Foundation Academy for Animation | Derry~Londonderry

Derry~Londonderry

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Meet the Team

Eavan King

Eavan King

Film Education Programme Manager
Tomala White

Tomala White

BFI Film Academy Course Coordinator
Peter E Davidson

Peter E Davidson

BFI Film Academy Course Tutor
Bernie McLaughlin

Bernie McLaughlin

Foyle Film Festival Director and Programmer
Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison

Foyle Film Festival Coordinator