Light In Motion Winners

Foyle Film Festival's Light in Motion Competition Opens for 2022 Entries

8 Apr 2022

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar®-affiliated film festival has launched its 2022 Light In Motion Competition.

Foyle Film Festival is one of only a handful of International festivals with Oscar® affiliation, BAFTA and BIFA 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 three competition categories under Foyle Film Festival Light in Motion Awards 2022 are:

· Best Irish Short

· Best International Short

· Best Animated Short

Winners of each of the categories of the Light in Motion Awards qualify for consideration in the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards® without needing the standard theatrical run. British short films and animations which screen as part of the Light In Motion Awards at Foyle Film Festival are also eligible for consideration in the Short Film category at BAFTA.

Foyle Film Festival, now in its 35th year, delivers a year round programme of feature films, workshops, short films, competition screenings, outreach and special events. The 2022 Foyle Film Festival will take place from Friday 18 –  Sunday 27 November in Derry~Londonderry. 

The category winners will be announced at the closing evening Awards Ceremony, Sunday 27 November 2022.

Over the last 35 years, the Foyle Film Festival has become renowned for attracting top industry professionals to Derry-Londonderry. Past guests have included Richard E Grant, Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Christie, Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Wim Wenders, Stephen Frears to name but a few.

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.

Previous Foyle Film Festival winners and competitors who have proceeded to win the Oscar® include: Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman for Skin (2019), Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton for The Silent Child (2018), Terry George for The Shore (2012), Martin McDonagh for Six Shooter (2006), Andrea Arnold for Wasp (2004), Adam Elliot for Harvie Krumpet (2003), and Eric Armstrong for Chubbchubbs (2002).

Previous Foyle Film Festival winners and competitors who have proceeded to win the BAFTA include: Paloma Baeza, Ser En Low for Poles Apart (2018), Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy for Edmond (2016) and Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe for A Morning Stroll (2012).

Closing date for submissions: 

Deadline 1: Friday July 15 2022

Late Deadline: Friday 12 August 2022

Extended Deadline: Friday 26 August 2022

Filmmakers can submit their films via Film Freeway now.

For further information on Foyle Film Festival Light in Motion Competition please email: foylecompetition@nervecentre.org
 

Funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and by Derry City and Strabane District Council; Foyle Film Festival delivers a comprehensive programme of documentaries, short films and feature films from all over the world; a full programme of educational events for schools, youth, and adults and a variety of industry networking events and panel discussions.

Foyle Film Festival is the flagship project of the Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre which delivers a diverse range of cutting edge projects, training and production opportunities, state of the art production facilities and creative learning centres in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry.