Belfast Film Festival 2021

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 to Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 (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 2021 subject to confirmation.

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

Live and direct to your favourite watching device, the shiny new BFF Player will be our online portal for a regular selection of short films and features, Q&A’s and discussions.  Some of these will be new, others are wee gems unearthed from the archives.
Our May 2020 selection features Desert Island Flicks and some past… Read Article →

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Posted: April 29, 2020, 4:24 pm

Movie House on Dublin Road was due to close it’s doors to the public on 26th April however due to the current global pandemic the cinema announced its early closure last Thursday.
We have been working with the Movie House since they opened their doors in 2007 – a huge chapter of this partnership has… Read Article →

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Posted: April 23, 2020, 11:46 am

This year BFF20’s revamped short film showcase was moved from the comfort of a cinema onto a cosy couch.
Motivated by a desire to keep our staff and audience safe from covid-19, on Saturday 4th April we presented #bffsofashorts, our first ever online short film day.
From over 100 submissions, 21 films where short-listed, 14… Read Article →

The post Huge Success on the Sofa, Shorts! appeared first on Belfast Film Festival.

Posted: April 8, 2020, 12:34 pm

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