Branagh in Belfast

Belfast will host a pop up film festival in a day as part of celebrations to mark Sir Kenneth Branagh being made a Freeman of the City on Tuesday 30 January

Festival Details


Tuesday, 30 January 2018 to Wednesday, 31 January 2018



The ‘Branagh in Belfast’ programme of events will be delivered in partnership with Film Hub NI and will be staged in venues across the city.

Fans of Sir Kenneth will also have the opportunity of being in the audience at a special ceremony in the Ulster Hall that evening, when the Belfast-born actor will officially receive the honour.

Applications can be made online via the council website and free tickets will be allocated to Belfast residents via computerised draw.

Some of the highlights of the pop-up festival include a screening of Cinderella at Belfast Castle, where the audience is being encouraged to dress up as their favourite princess; and Dunkirk which is being shown onboard the HMS Caroline (Now sold-out).

Along with the pop up festival, Into Film and Cinemagic are coordinating a series of screenings in selected schools right across the city so children and young people can have an opportunity to enjoy some of Sir Kenneth’s work.

Community groups, schools and organisations across Belfast are also being encouraged to host their own Branagh-themed events as the city celebrates the achievements of one of the city’s most famous sons.

Film Hub NI have developed a #BranaghInBelfast toolkit to help groups or individuals plan and deliver their own event.

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More details on the ‘Branagh in Belfast’ programme can be found on the council website and follow the hashtag on Twitter to stay up to date #branaghinbelfast