Foyle Film Festival 2014 signs off with ‘Electric’ grand finale

Director of the closing night film 'Electricity' Bryn Higgins (second from right) is pictured with (L-R) Bobby Gordon, Eavan King and Bernie McLaughlin from Foyle Film Festival. Photo: Lorcan Doherty Photography
Director of the closing night film 'Electricity' Bryn Higgins (second from right) is pictured with (L-R) Bobby Gordon, Eavan King and Bernie McLaughlin from Foyle Film Festival. Photo: Lorcan Doherty Photography
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The 27th Foyle Film Festival came to an end in Screen Six of the Brunswick Moviebowl on Sunday evening.

The annual celebration of national and international cinema finished off the event with the N. Ireland premiere of Bryn Higgns’ ‘Electricity’.

Director of the closing night film 'Electricity' Bryn Higgins (second from right) is pictured with (L-R) Bobby Gordon, Eavan King and Bernie McLaughlin from Foyle Film Festival. Photo: Lorcan Doherty Photography

Director of the closing night film 'Electricity' Bryn Higgins (second from right) is pictured with (L-R) Bobby Gordon, Eavan King and Bernie McLaughlin from Foyle Film Festival. Photo: Lorcan Doherty Photography

Higgins, whose grandfather is from Enniskillen, tells the story of Lily, a girl with acute epilepsy who goes to London in search of her long lost brother.

Foyle Film Festival Director, Bernie McLaughlin, said she was delighted with this year’s festival and made a point of thanking everyone who worked towards making this year’s event such a success.

“You do not know how relieved I am that we’ve made it to the final screening,” joked Bernie.

“But seriously, I want to thank the entire festival team. They have worked so hard in the background to make this year’s festival run smoothly.

“I also want to thank our funders Department for Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL), Derry City Council, NI Screen and Honeycomb Creative Works.

“I would also like to thank our sponsors, Brunswick Moviebowl, City of Derry Crystal and Desmond Motors.”

The Gerry Anderson written documentary ‘A City Dreaming’ was joint winner in the best documentary category with Spanish film ‘Gabor’.

There was also an honourable mention for the brilliant documentary about human rights activist, Inez McCormack. ‘Inez - A Challenging Woman’ was directed by Trevor Birney and Eimhear O’Neill.

For a review of Bryn Higgins’ ‘Electricity’ see this week’s ‘At the Movies’ in Friday’s Journal.