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

We were delighted to partner with Northern Ireland Screen and Birra Moretti on the special preview screening of The Northman which took place at Cineworld, Belfast on Wednesday 6th April. This epic film is a fantastic showcase of our gorgeous locations and a great testament to the amazing production crew we have here in Northern […]


Posted: April 25, 2022, 2:43 pm
Belfast Film Festival, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen, PRONI and Broadcast Authority Ireland, hosted an event on 24th February to explore the Civil Rights marches which took place in late 1960’s Northern Ireland, with a specific focus on the ill-fated march held in Newry on January 11th, 1969. You can watch the film and […]


Posted: March 14, 2022, 3:31 pm
Belfast Film Festival has a very exciting job opportunity available. We are seeking a Head of Programming to join our dynamic team. Belfast Film Festival is a vibrant and energetic organisation which plays a central role in the cultural life of Belfast. We have delivered the annual Belfast Film Festival since 1995 and in 2018 […]


Posted: January 31, 2022, 2:45 pm

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