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

Submissions for the 3rd Docs Ireland festival have just opened (Irish and International Feature Docs, Short Irish Docs, Young Filmmakers Competition and VR Films).
Docs Ireland is back for our third year and this is your chance to be part of it! (Dates TBC)
Docs Ireland is an annual dynamic programme of events showcasing the… Read Article →

The post Docs Ireland 3 – Open for Submissions! appeared first on Belfast Film Festival.

Posted: January 22, 2021, 12:10 pm

Seasons Greetings from everyone at Belfast Film Festival and Docs Ireland. We hope you all have a peaceful and safe Christmas.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank our funders, sponsors and all our customers for your continued support throughout this year.
Here’s to a better and brighter 2021!

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Posted: December 22, 2020, 12:16 pm

This year’s independent jury (Tanya Hatsura-Yavorska, David O Mahony, Charlotte Procter) have been very busy, watching and deliberating the 21 best Irish and Northern Irish short documentaries of 2020.

And the winner of the Docs Ireland Short Documentary Competition 2020 is………..

HYDEBANK, Directed by Ross McClean

Jury’s Statement:

Ross McClean’s Hydebank, a portrait of Ryan… Read Article →

The post And the Winner is……………. appeared first on Belfast Film Festival.

Posted: November 17, 2020, 6:57 pm

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