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Day 5: Film Devour at the Black Box

A feast of fresh local shorts and hot popcorn brought to us by Film Devour at the Black Box. And the award goes to… Audience Choice Award – Photobomb by Jim McMorrow Directors Choice Award – The Coming of Age by Rian Lennon    

Day 4: BFF Quiz at the Black Box

Did you bring your dirty half-dozen A-teams to the ultimate screen test? Obscure minimalist posters, film memorabilia and colourful umbrellas were all in attendance at the 15th Belfast Film Festival Quiz hosted by Brian Henry Martin at the Black Box.  

Day 4: Eat Your Children at the QFT

A reference to Johnathan Swift’s satire essay from 1729, the title conjures a gruesome image of cannibalistic economics and apocalyptic self-sufficency. Swift’s essay A Modest Proposal, suggested that the solution to Ireland’s poverty would be for Irish people to rear their young to be sold off to the aristocracy as food, an analogy that directors … Read Article →

Day 4: Eat Your Children at the QFT

‘Eat Your Children,’ a provocative and challenging documentary road-trip by two friends who emigrated from Ireland during the financial crash of 2008 and returned to probe Ireland’s so called acceptance of debt and austerity screened at QFT on Sunday 26th April as part of the Belfast Film Festival. The film’s directors, Treasa O’Brien and Mary… Read Article →

Day 3: Director Terry George Q&A – I promise to tell this story

Terry George Oscar-winning director speaks to the Belfast Film Festival audience and answers their questions after a screening of Hotel Rwanda, hosted by Mark Davenport at the MAC. Terry George talked about his experiences while researching the film, parallels he found with his cinematic work and Northern Ireland, and his new projects.     On… Read Article →

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 →