The Finalists for this year’s Foyle Film Festival Light in Motion Awards have been announced with 87 films in contention for the Light in Motion Awards for Best International Short Film, Best Irish Short Film and Best Animated Short Film. In 2019 Foyle Film Festival is celebrating two milestones in the Festivals history – 20 years of Oscar® accreditation and 10 years as a BAFTA affiliated Festival.
Recipients of the Light In Motion (LIM) Awards qualify for consideration in the Live Action Short Film Category and Animated Short Category of the Annual Academy® Awards without the standard theatrical run. For BAFTA consideration, British short films and animations, which screen as part of the Light in Motion Awards at Foyle Film Festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards at BAFTA.
Previous Foyle Film Festival winners and finalists who have proceeded to win the Oscar include filmmaker Chris Overton (LIM Finalist 2017) who was an Oscar® winner 2018 for The Silent Child: “We absolutely loved being part of Foyle Film Festival which selects such incredible films. We really couldn’t believe the quality we were amongst. Every film was outstanding and that is down to the guys behind Foyle FF”.
The full programme of films in contention for the Light in Motion Awards is now available online at: www.foylefilmfestival.org
Winners of the Light in Motion Awards will be announced on Sunday 24 th November at 8pm at the closing night gala at Brunswick Moviebowl.