Belfast Film Festival

1 – 9 April 2020

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Patrick Doyle and Fiona Shaw at the Waterfront

Culture Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín and Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir joined a star studded gathering of musical, stage and screen talent last night at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. The concert celebrated the music of Patrick Doyle in the films of Kenneth Branagh. Actors Fiona Shaw and Michael Maloney performed scenes from Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about… Read Article →

School On Screen: Classics at Nettlefield & Strandtown PS

‘Mr Wilshere’s own idea…is that if the children of a district have no beauty in their daily surroundings, they need beauty all the more in their schools’.  Irish Builder  74, 26 Mar 1932 Building schools at a time when NI’s education was regarded as the worst in the UK, Architect Reginald Wilshere is best remembered… Read Article →

Groundhog Day at the City Hall

Piercings, sailor suits and groundhog onesies – Belfast fasionistas where out in force at the City Hall on Saturday for our tribute to Harold Ramis. The rain stayed away as film’s most cynical weatherman and not the god but a god, Phil Connors, took to City Hall’s Big Screen to relive the worst, and eventually… Read Article →

Fiona Shaw has Arrived

Multi-award winning, stage and screen actress Fiona Shaw – star of ‘My Left Foot’ and HBO’s True Blood – has arrived in Belfast this morning. Loved by younger audiences as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, Fiona will be appearing tonight on stage in Belfast performing live narration of Shakepeare’s text to the music… Read Article →

Renee Glynne in conversation with Robert JE Simpson

Belfast fell in love with Renee Glynne today, as the woman with lifelong career amongst some of the world’s film, TV and music greats, relayed fascinating story after story to an enraptured audience. Clips and photos shown from a small selection of the projects Renee worked on included the Rolling Stones (with Renee in the… Read Article →

Game of Thrones: Two Swords Belfast Preview

An army of 1000 fans joined Belfast Film Festival on our opening night, for the action packed premiere of Game of Thrones Episode 1 Season 4 last night at the Moviehouse, Dublin Road. There was great craic amongst the crowds heading into the screening, inevitably a ‘see how many people you can cram into a… Read Article →

Opening Night World Premiere Road

There was an incredible buzz at the Movie House, Dublin Road last night. In a blur of brightly branded leathers, steely-nerved competitors and the turning of motorbike wheels and film reels the 14th Belfast Film Festival was off… Road, the opening night premiere, is a documentary feature that pays homage to motorcycle road racing, and… Read Article →

Belfast Slave free Zone Event

Last night the Belfast Slave free Zone panel discussion and screenings played to a packed audience in East Belfast’s Strand Arts Centre. Camilla Brown from Unchosen introduced the three short films being premiered: No Hope, Lets Talk About Sex and The Trip. Unchosen’s aim is to educate people and communities to recognise modern day slavery… Read Article →

Game Of Thrones Time Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances the screening times of tonight’s Game Of Thrones Premiere have been changed slightly. If you received tickets for the 9.00pm screening this will now start at 9.30pm. If you received tickets for the 10.00pm screening this will now start at 10.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to seeing… Read Article →

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 →