Belfast Film Festival

11th – 20th April 2019

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The Music of Patrick Doyle from the films of Kenneth Branagh

On Saturday the 31st of March at the Waterfront Hall the Ulster Orchestra will be performing music composed by Patrick Doyle from the Films of Kenneth Branagh. Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh formed a creative partnership that to date has spanned 25 years. It has seen the conception of soundtracks to films ranging from Frankenstein… Read Article →

A tribute to James Ellis

Belfast Film Festival was saddened to hear the news of the death of Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis. From the Billy plays to Z-Cars, Ellis will always be remembered and celebrated in this city. His was a lifetime of achievement that we were proud to recognize with a dedicated evening, attended by Jimmy and his family,… Read Article →

Groundhog Day at Belfast City Hall

In honour of Harold Ramis who passed away on the 28th of February aged 69, Belfast Film Festival are putting on a free screening of Groundhog Day at Belfast City Hall. Groundhog Day was directed and co-written by Harold Ramis, this was Ramis’ 6th and final film with Bill Murray, others include; Meatballs, Caddyshack and… Read Article →

2014 Programme Launch

Gas masks, motorbikes and thousands of glossy programs later, the 14th Belfast Film Festival together with 02 International Sim has launched. We had a great afternoon at the Black Box with friends both old and new who joined Michele Devlin, festival director, and her team in marking the program launch of 14th Belfast Film Festival.… Read Article →

Come along, be terrified, enthralled and amazed

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… Read Article →

Haunted Screens at Haunted Scenes

In November we celebrated film and television’s ability to reveal our darkest desires and conjure the creatures of the night into being. Northern Ireland prepared for an unprecedented GOTHIC assault on the senses, with the Belfast Film Festival Haunted Screen, a series of site-specific screenings in some of Northern Ireland’s most eerie and unsettling locations. … Read Article →

Simonetti’s Goblin to perform at Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival has revealed one of the main attractions at this year’s festival will be a live soundtrack performance to Dawn Of The Dead by Simonetti’s Goblin. An extensive programme for this year’s festival is still being pieced together, but details and ticket arrangements for the Simonetti’s Goblin show have been confirmed due to… Read Article →

Belfast Film Festival presents Aurora, a programme of summer events

Last year we presented a series of site-specific screenings in venues throughout Belfast over the summer months. Imagine big screen action in the most unusual locations; at the Albert Clock, in a swimming pool and below sea level inside the Titanic Dry Dock. Running until the 31 August, the Aurora programme kicked off with a… Read Article →