The 14th Belfast Film Festival, together with 02 International SIM, proudly presents an exciting and diverse selection of film from across the world. Over 10 days we will host 121 films and events, in a programme that includes thirty-six countries – from Indonesia to Syria, from Venezuela to China and beyond.

We are delighted to begin our 14th year by presenting a new category in our Festival Programme one that compliments our ever evolving community outreach plan – Cine Roma. Schooldays; Addiction; Faith on Film and Healing Through Remembering are just some of the themes we hope will galvanise reflection on how far our various communities have come in the past thirty years.

Festival highlights include the premier of the sure-fire hit Road by Doubleband Films; the musical genius that is Simonetti’s Goblin who will be performing live, the score to Dawn of the Dead; an exclusive insight into I am Belfast, a new collaboration by Mark Cousins and David Holmes; Hitchcock in 3D; a celebration of the music of Patrick Doyle; the talents of Jon Ronson; and an ‘interface’ experience like no other – as we present the amazing Baraka in the Townsend St. Presbyterian Church.

Come along, be terrified, enthralled and amazed. Immerse yourself in this abundance of film that spans the globe and explores the breadth of human experience – fast bikes, music, murder, bad hair, odd furry creatures and scratch and sniff movie cards courtesy of John Waters.

How could you resist?