Creative Centenaries at Foyle Film Festival

The Foyle Film Festival education programme has launched and includes a number of digital workshops on offer from Creative Centenaries, allowing school children to examine iconic moments in history. 

Running from Monday 2 - Friday 27 November, the curriculum-focused programme will offer a host of films from across the world, industry guests and a series of creative workshops to help bring students into the heart of the annual Foyle Film Festival.

A special screening of Suffragette will also take place for schools and will include a Q&A session with Director Sarah Gavron.

With an all-star cast including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, the film tells the remarkable untold story of the real foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement. 

Creative workshops in local schools will be offered at both primary and post-primary levels. 

Primary school workshops will make use of Creative Centenaries' award winning animation and comic book resources to tell the story of both the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. Students will gain an insight into the events before producing their own short digital comics and audio broadcasts focussed on the events. 

Post-primary outreach sessions will focus on a new graphic novel resource being launched around the sinking of the Lusitania. Telling the story through the eyes of real life characters, the novel includes a Key Stage 3 curriculum linked education pack that encourages readers to shoot and produce their own short animation about the sinking and its impact. 

CLICK HERE to find out more information on any of these workshops and to book places for you and your school.