LIM International Short Film Competition Programme 3

Sunday 18 Nov 2018 - 1:00pm

Since 1999, the Foyle Film Festival has been an Oscar® affiliated festival - one of only a handful of festivals to enjoy this honour. In addition, Foyle Film Festival enjoys BAFTA recognition since 2009. Recipients of the Light in Motion (LIM) awards can submit their film for consideration in the Short Film Animation categories of the Academy Award® without the standard theatrical run.


The peace and quiet of a family home is shattered as a mysterious stranger breaks in during the dead of night. In the aftermath of the break in a woman held captive desperately fights for her freedom.

UK 2018 Director: Jonathan Blagrove Duration: 5 mins


Thin Air

Georg goes on a skiing vacation with his wife Anna and their two year-old daughter Livia. Strange encounters and unusual incidents occur which makes Georg question, is he being watched? Or is his daughter?

Switzerland 2018 Director: Jonas Ulrich Duration: 14 mins



Vala and Benni are leaving Reykjavik for a simpler life in the countryside and are struggling to find common ground about what their future holds. Their journey comes to a violent stop when they get in to a head on collision with another car.

Iceland 2018 Director: Erlendur Sveinnson Duration: 14 mins



In just seven seconds, Yohanna, a teenage girl from a remote community in the Norwegian Arctic, must choose the fate of an oil rig worker who has killed her father.

UK 2018 Director: James Morgan Duration: 11 mins



Françoise is a company director. She is under the perverse psychological influence of her superior. But is it real or is it a hallucination caused by her anguish?

France 2017 Director: Phillippe Orreindy Duration: 14 mins


As It Is On Earth

The village was small, and now it's even smaller; only four houses still standing and a street. There is no one around. This is the story of two souls, trying to mend a wound in a torn town.

Italy 2018 Director: Pier Lorenzo Pisano Duration: 13 mins


Heads Or Tails

Panicked at the idea of losing his position, incumbent mayor Joseph L’Heureux refuses to accept the result of his hometowns municipal elections.

Canada 2018 Director: Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas Duration: 15 mins


All films in the competition have yet to receive certification. Some films may contain strong language, content and scenes that may be upsetting. For viewers under 18 years of age, parental discretion advised as programme may not be suitable.