Belfast Film Festival 2021

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 to Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 (Details provisional)

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Director Bennett Konesni speaking in Belfast, photo by Althewebmaster

Director Bennett Konesni speaking in Belfast, photo by Althewebmaster

A rapidly growing and increasingly popular film festival with films showing and events taking place in many venues around Belfast city including the Strand Cinema, the Waterfront Hall, the Culturlann Centre, the John Hewitt Bar and Queen’s University Film Theatre.

Since 1995 it has grown from being a part of the West Belfast Community Festival in to a major international event attracting large audiences, and from a week to two weeks in duration.

Belfast Film Festival has always had a focus on films with a socio-political theme, and as well as bringing a wide range of full length and short films under this umbrella to Belfast has speakers and seminars focusing on a selected theme each year.

Themes in the past have included Reconciliation and Divided Societies; Human Rights and Film; Racism, Community and Film and Societies in Transition: Policing for the People.

Date and details for 2021 subject to confirmation.

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

After the postponement of Docs Ireland earlier in the year, we’re especially thrilled to present the second Docs Ireland Irish Short Documentary Competition.
This year we have a fantastic range of films showing just how versatile and expressive the short film can be. The documentary short is an artform of its own, and excitingly, many… Read Article →

The post Docs Ireland Short Documentary Competition Line-Up appeared first on Belfast Film Festival.

Posted: October 16, 2020, 1:10 pm

Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland have announced their inaugural 2020 Ignite documentary development programme participants.
This exciting venture is a cross-border partnership which seeks to foster a new generation of Irish documentary filmmakers from the north and south of Ireland. The programme is a pilot bilingual talent development initiative directed towards emerging Irish… Read Article →

The post Ignite Documentary Project Participants Announced appeared first on Belfast Film Festival.

Posted: October 13, 2020, 10:28 am

What better way to start the weekend than with some good news! It’s LAUNCH DAY!!!
Welcome to the launch of our November 2020 festival. A month of film events brought to you by Belfast Film Festival and Docs Ireland. Here’s a special message from our Chair Mark Cousins and Festival Director Michele Devlin.

The post We’re Back! Welcome to our LAUNCH DAY! appeared first on Belfast Film Festival.

Posted: October 9, 2020, 8:41 am

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