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About the Foyle Film Festival

Foyle Film Festival, a flagship project of the Nerve Centre, is the annual celebration of independent films, acclaimed feature length movies, documentaries and short films. This year the Festival will run from Wednesday, November 16 - Sunday, November 20. 

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.

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 Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, Omagh College, and the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.

Foyle Film Festival's Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme runs from Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 15. It seeks to educate children, young people and the wider general public about issues such as racism, discrimination and harassment through a programme of international films, documentaries, workshops and outreach screenings. The long-term objectives and outcomes of the Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme are to promote tolerance and inclusion.   

The Foyle Film Festival is supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City and Strabane District Council. Venue partner is the state-of-the-art Brunswick Moviebowl.