Presented by the Nerve Centre and the British Council, the ‘Teaching Divided Histories’ international conference will examine the role of culture, creativity and curriculum as tools to help schools in conflicted societies address the past.
On the opening night of the 26th Foyle Film Festival, there will be an opportunity to see extracts from a film last shown in Derry almost a century ago. The Photo-Drama of Creation will include a special introduction by Professor Ian Christie.
Based on a graphic novel by the director’s wife, this is a buoyant account of three awkward-age girls who form an impromptu punk band as an escape from exasperating parents, high school bitches and solitude.
McLaughlins 100, written and directed by Dave Duggan, is the film of a site-specific theatre event, created for McLaughlins Hardware shop, William Street, Derry, to celebrate 100 years of the family business.
In the same way that Al Gore’s INCONVENIENT TRUTH focused the world’s attention on global warming, TRASHED highlights the huge negative impact that the trash and waste we produce has on the environment. However, as well as highlighting the problems, this insightful documentary also provides imaginative solutions.
Portmanteau is a UK music agency that represents a range of record labels, publishers and artists in order to place their music in audio-visual productions from around the world - online, on television and in film. They’ll take the audience on a comprehensive journey through all aspects of music placement.
Ian is one of the film industry’s leading music supervisors, having lent his expertise to films such as Snatch, Kick Ass, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Control, Nowhere Boy, Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll and 127 Hours.
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is a mesmerising, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs.
Academy®-award winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek partnered with filmmaker Piotr Uzarowicz to create a moving story about a family caught in the crossfire of the Soviets and Nazis and the lifelong repercussions that followed.
Picturing Derry is a 1984 documentary looking at photographic images of Derry from photojournalists, newspaper photographers and community groups, which discusses how images can be used and interpreted in a number of different ways, and how this, in turn, affects viewers’ impressions of reality.
Karaoke Girl follows a young sex worker in Bangkok through portraits of her daily life, introducing us to the nuances of a vocation borne out of a simple necessity: supporting a family in rural Thailand.
Two weeks left until Christmas, the last thing new boy in town Ben expects is Santa Niklas Goodfellow to crash land in front of him in the middle of a storm! From the extraordinary to the bizarre, Ben and his school friend Charlotte are now faced with a festive adventure with chases, invisible reindeers, fake Santas and vicious nutcrackers, and all because Santa feel to Earth!
Despite repeated warnings about humans from their father (the Abominable Snowman) two Abominable Snow kids find themselves in a sleepy Colorado mountain town after being chased out of their hideaway by a scientist determined to capture them. A seven-year-old girl takes them in, over the objections of her father and brother, and the family quickly grows to question the wisdom of housing these wild beasts.
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his priviledged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him.
As part of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s strategy to reduce violent crime they have produced a short DVD in partnership with the Northern Ireland Policing Board and the Youth Justice Agency entitled ONE PUNCH CAN KILL.The ONE PUNCH CAN KILL DVD will also be used as part of an educational package that will be rolled out in all policing districts across Northern Ireland in the coming months.
Desmond Bell’s film, first screened on Channel 4 TV, represents the first and most sustained attempt to explore the formative role of the siege narrative in the identity of the loyalists of Derry. Some of the film was shot in the Memorial Hall.
Two of the most significant figures in contemporary film culture discuss their creative collaboration on the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and the 2004 film Millions and revisit some of their most acclaimed.
Desmond Bell’s film was commissioned by Channel 4 TV and tells the story of a group of Foyle College pupils who explore the complex history of Frederick Hervey, the eighteenth century Earl Bishop of Derry.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Robert Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm.
1996 cult-hit which takes a trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focused on Mark Renton's (Ewan McGregor) attempt to give up his heroin habit and his relationship with family and friends.
Fifteen-year-old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks him to find an angel's halo so that she can be saved. Will Eddie be able to save his mother in time for Christmas?
This Christmas, find out what happens when one little dog gets left home alone! When a family visits Grandma’s house on Christmas Eve, they forget all about their beloved pet. And when burglars break in and try to steal the Christmas presents from under the tree, the little dog must use every trick it knows to stop them. The perfect film to enjoy this festive season.
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell.
To neighbours, Sam Malkandi was the model immigrant and perfect family man. He worked hard to buy a house, secure a better future for his children and assimilate to American life. But a footnote in 'The 9/11 Commission Report,' changed everything. To investigators, Malkandi was a cold-blooded terrorist that represented a potential link between Iraq and the 9/11 attacks.
Desmond Bell’s award winning film tells the story of migrant worker Mici Mac Giobhan who like generations of Donegal migrants passed through Derry on a journey, which in Mici’s case, was eventually take him to the gold fields of the Klondike.
London - The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple’s epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London’s immigrants and bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.
Sashka, Nastya and Lekha live in an Orphanage in Russia and are destined to spend all of their childhood there. The orphanage is more like a juvenile prison, although the adults who work there are convinced that they are making the children happy.
An observational documentary of one of the City of Culture highlights. Join tour guide Margaret Cousins, on the historic Walls of Derry as she meets women from Derry's history - Eleanor Marx, Amelia Earhart, Shirt factory workers, Mrs Pankhurst, Civil Rights activist, Loyalist protestor.
Claudia Heindel will present her award-winning short film Lucky Seven on Tuesday 26 November at the Moving Image Arts Showcase. The young German director shot the film in Creggan in 2011 with three teenagers at the local boxing club in the lead roles.