Belfast Film Festival

Ten days of premieres, unique events and the best in world cinema.

Festival Details


Thursday, 14 April 2016 to Saturday, 23 April 2016


Locations throughout Belfast



Belfast Film Festival returns this April with its 16th annual festival of premieres, unique events and the best in world cinema. In its biggest programme ever, over 133 films from 30 countries will be screened during 10 days from 14th to 23rd April.

The tantalising line-up includes new international cinema and documentaries; critically acclaimed television; features and shorts from local filmmakers; and plenty of post-screening discussions throughout the city.

Guests attending this year’s festival include widely renowned English screenwriter and director Terence Davies who will be honoured with the Belfast Film Festival Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award. He will give a public talk about his career spanning 40 years including such seminal films as Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes that will be screened during the festival.

Traders is a thriller about recession-hit Ireland and the extreme, brutal lengths to which people will go to hang on to wealth and status. A stellar cast includes Killian Scott (RTE’s Love/Hate), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly in Game Of Thrones), Barry Keoghan (’71) and Olwen Fouéré (The Survivalist). Killian Scott will attend the screening with directors Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy.

You can download the full programme at and tickets can be booked online, by phoning 028 9024 6609, or in person at Visit Belfast Welcome Centre in Donegall Square North.

Belfast Film Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen, Department for Culture, Arts & Leisure, BFI, Belfast City Council, Tourism Northern Ireland and supported by Peroni Italy and Europa Belfast. Media partner Belfast Telegraph.