Belfast Film Festival 2020

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 to Monday, April 6th, 2020 (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 2020 subject to confirmation.

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

Day four was a day for filmmakers- with two of Ireland’s greatest, in Margo Harkin and John T. Davis, attending Docs Ireland. Emerging voices in film were also showcased in the Short Documentary Competition and we heard about the importance of documentary in acting as a catalyst for debate and change in a panel on… Read Article →

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Posted: June 16, 2019, 1:59 pm

More docs. More guests. More discussion. Day three of Docs Ireland delivered another extensive programme of films and talks for audiences across Belfast.
Docs Ireland was delighted to host a very, very special guest in Bernadette McAliskey for a screening of ‘Firing Line with William F. Buckley: Bernadette Devlin’ at QFT, followed by a Q… Read Article →

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Posted: June 15, 2019, 3:44 pm

Irish civil rights leader Bernadette McAliskey, former PUP press officer Sophie Long, columnist and editor of ‘Repeal the 8th’ Una Mulally and writer, broadcaster Paul Gosling join moderator, journalist and writer Susan McKay, to consider the state of the place, in our State of the Nation panel.
Is Brexit the catalyst for a fundamental shift… Read Article →

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Posted: June 14, 2019, 7:40 pm

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