Belfast Film Festival 2023

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 2023 subject to confirmation.

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

Footage of the Northern Ireland football squad sending shockwaves through the 1982 World Cup will be on show in a new documentary created by Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive. YER MEN IN SPAIN will screen on Sunday 11th December at 7.30pm in the Odeon, Belfast. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with footballers […]


Posted: December 2, 2022, 5:42 pm
Well, what a festival! We’ve come to the end of a wonderful 10 days celebrating the best in local and world cinema screening 116 films made up of 67 features and 49 shorts from all over the world. Many of these films were attended by the cast and the incredibly talented individuals who created them […]


Posted: November 16, 2022, 11:21 am
The 22nd Belfast Film Festival announced the winners of its inaugural International Film Competition at the closing night ceremony on Saturday 12th November. The competition celebrates the most exciting new films from around the world that are a first or second feature. Sponsored by Yellowmoon Post Production, prizes were awarded to Best Film Director, alongside Jury […]


Posted: November 15, 2022, 10:50 pm

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