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 4

10. REPETITION
A cleverly abstract rendition of the modern world evoking a science fiction aesthetic. Familiar settings become vast and infinite in this imaginative work.
Duration: 6mins
Director: Kevin McGloughlin

11. CIÚNAS (SILENCE)
A family negotiate difficult aspects of mental health in this touching Irish language drama.
Duration: 13mins
Director: Tristan Heanue

12. FARMLAND
When three sisters are over-looked in favour of their brother, tensions reach boiling point in this stylish rural comedy.
Duration: 13mins
Director: Niamh McKeown

13. A WHITE HORSE
Historical homophobic mistreatment of queer people is handled with care in this drama. A young woman’s struggle illustrates abuse by the state, family and religion.
Duration: 11mins
Director: Shaun O’Connor

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.