We have an established history of making, producing, educating and screening films through our many projects and the annual Foyle Film Festival.

Nerve Cinema

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday at Nerve Cinema as we revisit beloved classics and screen everything from international hits to Irish artists.

Our Nerve Cinema programme is funded by FilmHub NI, and BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN).

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Featuring international hits, classic cinema and Q&A screenings
Catch the latest titles in Digital Cinema Packages (DCP)
New features include an award winning Digital Cinema Projector and a Dolby CP950 Sound Processor Mag Audio 8 channel amplifier
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Foyle Film Festival

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

Since 1987, the festival has been the city's biggest celebration of cinema, attracting guests like Richard E Grant, Danny Boyle, Julie Christi and Brendan Gleeson.

The festival also delivers screenings and workshops throughout the year, including the Reel Lives programme and educational and outreach screenings.

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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Featuring titles and previews for all ages
Special guest Richard E Grant visiting the festival for its 30th year in 2017
Light in Motion short film competition
Educational screenings
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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

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

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

Meet the Team

Eavan King

Eavan King

Head of Film Programmes
Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison

Foyle Film Festival Coordinator