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Belfast Film Festival Programme

12th March 2010 by Maura McHugh

The 10th Belfast Film Festival (15-30 April) has launched its programme.

The 10th Belfast Film Festival boasts over 30 UK/Irish premieres in a jam packed programme, with 125 screenings and events across Belfast from over 25 countries including, Russia, Japan, Iran, Argentina, Israel and South Africa, to name but a few.

The Festival opens on Thursday 15th April at the Moviehouse, Dublin Road with the UK/Irish Premiere of Triage starring man of the moment, Colin Farrell.

Closing night film of the 10th Belfast Film Festival, will be the UK/Ireland premiere of a film by one of Hollywood’s greatest directors-Francis Ford Coppola; Tetro starring Vincent Gallo is Coppola’s first original screenplay since The Conversation; this beautiful film, is shot in black and white and set in the bristling streets of Buenos Aires.

8th Belfast Film Festival

8th April 2008 by Maura McHugh


A reminder that the 8th Belfast Film Festival begins on the 10th of April and continues until the 19th. It features premiers of Irish, UK, and European films, workshops, masterclasses, and special guests. Plenty to do and watch during the month of April.

Belfast Programme Online

5th March 2008 by Maura McHugh

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.

Belfast Film Festival details

4th March 2007 by Maura McHugh

The 7th Belfast Film Festival (March 22-1 April) opens with the UK and Irish premier of Kenneth Branagh’s new film The Magic Flute, which was written by Stephen Fry. It’s hoped that Kenneth Branagh will attend the opening night if his schedule permits.

As well as a diverse programme of films from around the world, there will be a number of extra events.

  • Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey will discuss his craft during “In Conversation with Seamus McGarvey”.
  • Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern will hold a “Writing For TV” masterclass and will take part in a Q&A after a screening of Hillsborough.
  • Director Richard Jobson’s new film A Woman in Winter will be shown at the festival, and he will discuss new technologies in film making.
  • Daniela Sea of L Word fame will also visit the festival to present the Irish premiere of Itty Bitty Titty Committee as part of the Same Sex Cinema programme.

Early booking for this exciting range of events is advised.