Archive for March 5th, 2008

Belfast Programme Online

5th March 2008

The programme for the 8th Belfast Fim Festival (10-19 April) has been announced, along with the news that the Patron for the festival will be writer/director Terry George.

Speaking from his home in New York today, Terry George said: “The Belfast Film Festival has gone from strength to strength over the past 7 years and I am honoured to be part of this next phase of development. I am looking forward to working with the festival to build upon the international recognition it has gained to date.”

Festival director Michele Devlin said “We are delighted to announce that director Terry George is the new Patron of the Belfast Film Festival and that his latest film Reservation Road starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Connolly, Mark Ruffalo and Mira Sorvino will have its Irish premiere at the Festival’s opening night. Terry will be on hand to introduce the film and hopes to be bringing along some of the cast. He will also hold a screenwriting and directing masterclass.”

There are several masterclasses going on during the festival, and all of them can be booked online. As well as the Terry George masterclass there will be one featuring Ronan Bennett on Writing For Screen, a Music Documentary Workshop, and a Skillset Careers Workshop.