This past November, the Foyle Film Festival wrapped up its 22nd year. The film festival experienced one of its more successful years to date. This is due to the fact that the film festival has received quite a lot of media attention has found its way to the festival with the purpose of bringing awareness to the independent films of the area. To the people of Ireland, this is their Sundance Film Festival. The event is like no other that is in the area. Films from all over the area are showcased with many prestigious awards being handed out to the best of the best in films.
This past year saw an unusually high number of entries to the festival; this as a result made the competition a lot more heated in the fact that these films had a lot more films to compete against than in recent years. In the end the awards went to the more deserving films while in the eyes of those that attended, all of the movies were winners. This was one of the more difficult festivals to have to judge in recent years. There were a lot of worthy films that all could have been a winner in the eyes of the judges. However, with so many films to look at, there could only be a couple that stood apart from the rest.
The festival has enjoyed quite a bit of fame in recent years. When it first started, it was nothing more than just a simple film festival that was held in Ireland. As time went on, the festival grew in its popularity and soon began to attract the attention of celebrities as well as the media. This attention has been a driving force in the fact that the festival has gained a following in the independent film circles and is considered to be one of the more popular film festivals in the European area. The 23rd film festival is shaping up to be bigger than the previous years have been, this again is due to the fact that the festival has earned a lot of fans in the past that see this as an opportunity to have their film showed on a large scale event and get global exposure to their independent film. With all of the attention that is around the festival this will be one of the biggest years that the festival has experienced in a long while.
2010 will be a year to remember with the Foyle Film Festival as there will be a lot of impressive films that are sure to be top contenders when it comes to film of the year. The competition will be stronger this year, as well as in the next several years, as time moves on. If you are a fan of the independent film category, then you will need to make sure to check this film festival out and see what all the rest of the world has been talking about over the world.