The 2018 Belfast Film Festival launched today in front of a packed room of 200 people in The Black Box Belfast.
We have 118 premieres in a programme of 178 films ranging from features to short films to Virtual Reality (VR) titles drawn from 30 countries around the world.
Amongst our many special guests we welcome well-known Father Ted writer, Graham Linehan and Director Ken Loach who is set to receive the Réalta award for outstanding contribution to cinema.
The festival kicks off on 12th April with the Lance Daly directed film ‘BLACK 47’ as the opening gala and we are delighted to have ‘The Dig’ by Belfast based directors Ryan and Andy Tohill closing our festival on the 21st April.
Michele Devlin, Director of the Belfast Film Festival said:
“This year in the film industry there has been an upsurge of activism as a loud response to systemic sexual exploitation, race and class discrimination.”
“We work hard to make sure that our festival continually reflects the changes that are happening in the global film industry and society. As a festival we want to make sure that we give everyone a voice and a platform.”
Browse our full programme here: www.belfastfilmfestival.org