Foyle Film Festival calls for future Oscar winners

The Foyle Film Festival, now in its 24th year, is one of only a handful of International festivals with Oscar affiliation. [310511SML5]
The Foyle Film Festival, now in its 24th year, is one of only a handful of International festivals with Oscar affiliation. [310511SML5]

The Foyle Film Festival is inviting submissions for the 2011 Light In Motion (LIM) Awards.

Award winners will be announced at the 2011 Foyle Film Festival.

The Foyle Film Festival, now in its 24th year, is one of only a handful of International festivals with Oscar affiliation and BAFTA recognition.

The festival offers filmmakers, animators and artists a unique platform to screen their films, network with industry professionals and gain access to the international market.

The festival, funded and supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City Council, delivers a comprehensive programme of documentaries, short films and feature films from all over the world; a full programme of educational events for youth and adults and an array of industry networking events and panel discussions.

Recipients of the LIM Award qualify for consideration in the Short Films Category of the Annual Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

The Four Competition Categories under LIM are: Best Irish Short, Best International Short, Best Animation and Best Documentary .

All entries for the 2011 Festival must be submitted through affiliated website: www.withoutabox.com. Entries shortlisted for each category will be screened during this year’s Festival which will take place from Friday 25 November to Saturday 3 December 2011.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Competition Manager Eavan King said: “We’re excited to be launching this year’s competition for the 2011 Foyle Film Festival and look forward to viewing a high standard of work from a range of filmmakers and artists from all corners of the world. Winning at the Foyle Film Festival can really launch a film to international attention, given that Foyle is an Oscar affiliated festival as well as BAFTA recognised festival. That Derry serves as an international gateway for filmmakers is very important ahead of the 2013 City of Culture.”

For competition submission and information on rules, regulations, cost, and how to apply to the LIM Film Awards please log onto the festival website, or go directly to www.withoutabox.com. Please note the festival does not accept unsolicited entries outside of this official process.

The 24th annual Foyle Film Festival is scheduled to take place in the city from Friday 25 November through to Saturday 3 December 2011.

For programme information contact Foyle Film Festival offic e at The Nerve Centre on: 028 71260562 or log on to: http://www.foylefilmfestival.org