This year we are hosting a vast array of live music events, films that incorporate reimagined soundtracks, sing-a-longs and Q&A’s with musicians that have composed soundtracks!

We have listed some of our favourites below:

Friday 13th April

  • DIE HEXEN: DIE HEXEN (Dianne Lucille Campbell) is an award winning composer, sound designer, vocalist, musician, visual and performance artist. In this special event DIE HEXEN presents the debut short film Am I Dead and reimagines the score for Kenneth Anger’s cult classic The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome.
  • Elvis Dead: Rob Kemp presents Elvis Dead; an audio/visual mash-up concert show, telling the story of Evil Dead 2 through the classic songs of Elvis Presley.
  • The Unknown: Belfast Film Festival, in conjunction with Ulster Film Office, presents a special screening of The Unknown, a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning that features a new, psychometrically recalibrated musical score performed live by Geier Hitch

Sunday 15th April

  • Lessons of War: Matt McGinn: At this unique event, Belfast Film Festival will be showing the Lessons of War documentary by Colm Laverty, as well as a special performance by Matt McGinn, fellow musicians and special guests.

Tuesday 17th April

  • People Like Us: The Mirror: Working under the name People Like Us, Vicki Bennet specialises in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio. This immersive audio-visual piece uses sampling and collage to explore concepts of inward reflection, outward reflection and projection into the beyond.
  • The Cured: This original and innovative post-zombie film from Ireland was soundtracked by Northern Irish post-rockers And So I Watch You From Afar. Following the screening Rory Friers and Niall Kennedy from ASIWYFA will take part in a short Q&A.

Wednesday 18th April

  • Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long: Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long invites audiences of all ages to step in time with Mary, Bert and the gang. This special screening of the classic 1964 film has on-screen lyrics so that audiences can join in the fun by singing along.

Thursday 19th April

  • Pink Floyd Onscreen: A unique event that celebrates the visual work of Pink Floyd and their artist and filmmaker collaborators over the years, including concert footage, videos, film clips and more…
  • Arsenal with Live Music by Bronnt Industries Kapital: Presented by The Mac and Belfast Film Festival, we are delighted to welcome British composer Guy Bartell, who will provide a live soundtrack to the silent movie Arsenal.