Welcome to Sofa Shorts Day! Pull up a sofa and settle down to watch the island’s best new fictional short films. 

FILMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY 4th APRIL FROM 10AM to MIDNIGHT.

You can view all 14 ‘in competition’ shorts and 7 ‘official selection’ shorts at your leisure.

Share your thoughts about the films on twitter, facebook and instagram, connect with the filmmakers and share in a collective experience using the hashtag #bffsofashorts.

The winner of the ‘in competition’ programme will be announced by our judging panel on Sunday 5th April at midday.

Programme 1

1. CHESTNUTS
A punk relationship runs its course in this Frank Sidebottom-esque creative and surreal comedy.
Duration: 12mins
Director: Tom Lenihan

2. WISHBONE
A daring and frank depiction of dysfunctional friendship, this film uses an artistic, documentary style to explore how eating disorders cloud the lives of sufferers.
Duration: 12mins
Director: Myrid Carten

3. KELLY
A young trans woman returns to her family home where she patiently confronts transphobia and loss while reconnecting with her past.
Duration: 13mins
Director: Solène Guichard

4. THE SHIFT
A sweet and funny teenage comedy about one girl’s quest for her ultimate goal, ‘the shift’.
Duration: 13mins
Director: Megan K Fox

NOTE: Please be aware the films in this programme are not certified and have been given a recommended age guidance of 18+.

Belfast Film Festival is also delighted to partner with Queen’s Film Theatre’s new young brand LUMI to award one film from the BFF Sofa Shorts for it’s fresh ideas.