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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 →

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 →