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
Part 1 Archive exhibition
Utopian and dystopian urban visions of Northern Ireland. This archive-based project is a playful, in-depth look at how modernist architecture and urban design was presented in media through the 1950s to the 1980s in Northern Ireland.
For this gallery exhibition we will present archive documentaries and footage that covers 40 years… Read Article →
On Saturday 16th November 400 people watched the Belfast premiere of an extraordinary new feature film Ordinary Love.
The screening was attended by the film’s creative team, Directors Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn, Writer, Owen McCafferty, Producers, David Holmes and Brian Falconer, alongside many of the cast and crew, family and friends.
Brian Henry Martin… Read Article →
Ship Ahoy Matey’s!
Last week saw the end of our very successful Ship Ahoy! season. Over the last month we presented a series of aquatic themed musicals along Belfast’s Maritime Mile: The Belfast Barge, HMS Caroline, SS Nomadic, Harbour Commissioners Office, Sinclair Seaman’s Church and the Titanic Hotel.
The Cathedral Quarter Choir were in fine… Read Article →
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