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Day 3: Blazing Saddles at the Black Box

Oh Lord! Boy did we have some strength to pull off this mighty task in one night!  Ranch style baked beans, 10 gallon hats and fresh bales of hay, it was a wild night at the Blazing Saddles night hosted by Paul Currie at the Black Box.

Day 2: Tease-O-Rama at the Black Box

From Metropolis to Hunger Games and Top Gun to Star Wars, Soup DuJour hosted a night of tantalising tease, bejewelled burlesque and kinky choreography at the Black Box. Connoisseur’s of film and flesh were treated to a seductive dramatisation of some of their favourite films from the last 80 years of cinema.

Opening Night Gala Massive Success

The citizens of Belfast were out in force on Thursday evening as the 15th Belfast Film Festival kicked off in style with the world premiere of ‘I Am Belfast’ at the Movie House cinema, Dublin Road. The film’s writer and director Mark Cousins introduced the film and was joined on stage by star Helena Bereen,… Read Article →

An Interview with Mark Cousins

Writer, director of ‘I Am Belfast.’ Premiere 16th April 7:30pm Moviehouse Dublin Road Q: Where did the idea for I Am Belfast come from? I’ve wanted to make a film about Belfast for twenty years.  My first idea was to make a movie about two cities, Belfast and Moscow. I went to Moscow in 1989,… Read Article →

Ain’t No Bones About It, It’s Competition Time

We know you want Belfast Film Festival goodies, so we’re throwing you a frickin bone! In the days leading up to the 15th Belfast Film Festival we are giving away some special festival goodies to our film fans! Each day there will be a new prize and anyone who books a ticket will be entered… Read Article →

World Cup Trophy and 1986 Squad Belfast Bound For Film Premiere

The most iconic of sporting trophies, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy, is coming to Northern Ireland. The visit by the Trophy has been instigated by former Northern Ireland International Footballer, David Campbell, whose astonishing journey to make his international debut against Brazil in the FIFA World Cup Finals in 1986 is the subject… Read Article →

Game Of Thrones Premiere

Last night at the Moviehouse – Dublin Road, an army of Game of Thrones fans joined the Belfast Film Festival for the action packed premiere of Episode 1 Season 5. 12 days before the rest of the world, lucky winners were treated to a big screen preview of what’s to come in season 5. From… Read Article →

15th Belfast Film Festival Launch

We have officially launched our brand new programme! The 15th Belfast Film Festival launched today in The Black Box, Belfast, to a packed audience of industry professionals and assembled guests.Festival director Michele Devlin introduced the programme, which runs from 16th to 25th April. Special guests included Mark Cousins, writer and director of ‘I Am Belfast,’… Read Article →

Albert Maysles RIP

The Belfast Film Festival is saddened to learn of the death of pioneering documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who has passed away at the age of 88. Albert was a special guest of the festival in 2005 and The Maysles Brother’s Documentary Film Award was founded in honour of the work he produced alongside his brother… Read Article →

Advanced Booking for Special Events

Belfast Film Festival presents special screenings of four classic films as you’ve never experienced them before. Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks’ hilarious comedy starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, with a script co-written by Richard Pryor. Enjoy this classic satire of Western movies with a bottle of Texan beer and a plate of tasty beans (but… Read Article →

Congratulations to Local Filmmakers on BAFTA Success

Makers of the short film Boogaloo and Graham gear up for night at the Oscars. Belfast Film Festival are delighted with the BAFTA success of local filmmakers Michael Lennox (director), Ronan Blaney (writer) and Brian J Falconer (producer) as their film Boogaloo and Graham won Best British Short at a glittering award ceremony last week.… Read Article →

Drive In Movie Weekend, a Coast-to-Coast Success

This weekend saw the BFF drive-in team high tailing it along the northern coastline, touring from Carrickfergus Castle to Donaghadee and finally to  Portrush. The popular programme of family favourite films was headlined by the Irish Premiere screening of Robot Overlords (2015), directed by Jon Wright and starring Gillian Anderson and Sir Ben Kingsley.  The… Read Article →

Gary Lightbody Objects to the NI Film Sector Cuts

Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol frontman objects to the NI film sector cuts. His interest in cinema has seen him compose several scores and, more recently, executive produce two indigenous movies, the Terri Hooley biopic Good Vibrations and Made in Belfast, the debut feature of local writer/director Paul Kennedy. Last year saw Lightbody indulge his passion… Read Article →

Local Producer Chris Martin Speaks Out Against Proposed Cuts

With an impressive repertoire under his belt including Good Vibrations (2012) Cup Cake (2010) and the highly anticipated I Am Belfast (2015), Chris Martin warns of the effects of austerity on the future of film culture in Northern Ireland in a statement against DCAL’s cuts to major film organisations in Northern Ireland: “Here is the… Read Article →

Don’t Crush Our Little Guys to Feed the Giants! – Terry George

Belfast born director, Oscar winner (The Shore, 2011) and Oscar Nominee (Hotel Rwanda, 2004) Terry George speaks out in support of the #SaveNIFilm Campaign The news that the Belfast film Festival, the Foyle film Festival, Cinemagic and the Queens Film Theatre are to have their grants cut by 50% is extremely distressing news. They are… Read Article →