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About the Festival

Belfast Film Festival is an international festival running since 1995 dedicated to screening the best in new, short and classic cinema from all over the world.

The Festival proudly boasts a diverse and wide-ranging programme curated by  programmers Rose Baker and Jess Kiang whose 2022 programme was described by the Irish Times as “An Invigorating Jolt of Culture.” As well as championing local film with the Irish Shorts competition and NI Independent strand, last year the festival pioneered its International Competition which brought films from all over the world to the festival from Ukraine to South Korea.

Film as an experience is at the festival’s core, from site specific screenings to moving image art exhibits . Belfast XR Festival, the virtual reality strand of the festival, is dedicated to showcasing the best of new immersive technology content.