Belfast Film Festival 2022

For information about exact dates and arrangements for this event during the COVID 19 restrictions please visit the website.

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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 2022 subject to confirmation.

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

An archive film produced by Belfast Film Festival to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.  The film consists of footage taken during Saint Patricks day from the 1950’s to the present day.
You’ll see a young Seamus Heaney organising a children’s play, a bedraggled Richard Harris telling Gerry Kelly what St. Patricks Day means to him and… Read Article →

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Posted: March 16, 2021, 11:58 am

Our sister festival Docs Ireland, will announce it’s 3rd edition of screenings and events next week, with a selection of the August 2021 programme of events being announced later today.
Following our Industry events which took place in June 2021, we will be presenting a series of in-person screenings and events, alongside a range of… Read Article →

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Posted: March 11, 2021, 2:54 pm

Submissions for the 3rd Docs Ireland festival have just opened (Irish and International Feature Docs, Short Irish Docs, Young Filmmakers Competition and VR Films).
Docs Ireland is back for our third year and this is your chance to be part of it! (Dates TBC)
Docs Ireland is an annual dynamic programme of events showcasing the… Read Article →

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Posted: January 22, 2021, 12:10 pm

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