Since the mid 1990’s, The Belfast Film Festival (BFF) has steadily built an unrivalled reputation for presenting the very best in cultural cinema programming. Having once formed part of the West Belfast Festival, this citywide 15 day event boasts over 130 films and events, originating from across the globe, in venues throughout the city.
Film buffs and enthusiasts can enjoy an extensive film programme encompassing European and International cinema, locally produced films, music related film, film classics, film shorts, documentaries and special outdoor screening events.
The festival is no stranger to star-studded film alumni either. Previous festival guests have included actor Stephen Rea, Andrea Corr, Martin Sheen, documentarian Albert Maysles, Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey and actress Julie Christie.
BFF is unique in that it is the only festival which has a defined ‘socio-political’ strand of film and discussion which is complemented by the Maysles Brothers Documentary Award bringing the very best documentaries to Belfast. BFF is committed to supporting minority interests or marginalised groups through its film programme. The festival examines politics through the medium of film.
Audiences are encouraged to get directly involved with different strands of creative film making through industry related and educational workshops. Previous workshops have included animation and music documentary film, directing with Jim Sheridan and a master class with Albert Maysles.
Each year BFF presents special events outside the normal confines of a cinema. Screenings on The Lagan Boat have become a regular highlight of the festival programme and the festival has presented a number of hugely successful drive-in movies both during festival and throughout the year. Drive-in screenings have included The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Halloween and Dirty Dancing on its 20th anniversary.
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Belfast Film Festival, 3rd Floor 23 Donegall Street
Belfast, North Ireland BT1 2FF
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