25 years of Foyle Film Festival
Foyle Film Festival in Derry/Londonderry celebrates 25 years. The celebration includes high quality programme of feature films, workshops, competition screenings, outreach and special events. The festival will include work from Mat Whitecross Ray Winstone and Jim Sturgess. Some of the movies being shown include Ahses Wurthering Heights and Good Vibrations.
Derry City Councillor Kevin Campbell said “It gives me great pleasure as Mayor of Derry to welcome the 25th Foyle Film Festival, an event that has secured its position as a major highlight in the City’s annual events calendar. Derry City Council has always been a proud supporter of the festival, in conjunction with funding partners. The event is an excellent showcase for up and coming talent from both home and abroad.
The city has welcomed some of the leading lights in the film industry over the years as well as some of the stars of stage and screen, who have been more than impressed by the home-grown talent here. I must congratulate everyone involved in making the festival a resounding success year on year, and an event which has gained recognition at both BAFTA and Oscar level. May it continue to provide an invaluable platform for local film-makers and artists for many more years to come.”
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