BFF '21: Bedrock Docs

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmBFF '21: Bedrock Docs

Showing: 12 November 2021

CertificateNot Rated
Running Time1HR 30MINS
SeasonBelfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival paired five local filmmakers with five community groups from the Belfast area, to make a 5-15 minute documentary.

The participants have worked across every aspect of their project, from locations, sound, archive, filming and post-production, gaining skills and confidence from their filmmakers.

The films are:

Séan Murray working with minorities in sport

This short documentary explores the lives of first and second generation immigrants who now call Ireland their home. What does it mean to be Irish? Do we consider ourselves a tolerant and welcoming society?

Michael McNulty with Belfast Friendship Group

Belfast. A port city. Welcoming visitors for hundreds of years through the mouth of the River Farset. Is today any different? Travelled individuals share their thoughts on a historic city

Lisa Keogh with VOYPIC (Voices of Young People in Care)

My bedroom. In Nature. On a skateboard. Ayah, Martha, and Georgia reflect on their journeys through care and share the safe places they’ve found or created for themselves. The three young women worked with director, Lisa Keogh, to define their own care narratives and open a window into their worlds.

Emily MacFarland with PPR/ANAKA women’s collective

How do you build a sustainable neighbourhood? What is needed to feel part of a community? Over six months, Belfast based Anaka Women’s Collective and activists from PPR (Participation & Practice of Rights) collaborated with artist filmmaker Emily McFarland to trace memories of displacement, the meaning of home, present challenges around social housing and future aspirations for a new kind of neighbourhood on public land in West Belfast - forged through resilience and mutual aid.

Gillian Callan with young women’s football, Short Strand

As great strives are being made across the world to bring parity to women's football, director Gillian Callan is working with the Short Strand community in Belfast to document how they're showing young women there that football can be their passion, source of camaraderie and maybe even a career.

Screening as part of the 21st Belfast Film Festival. Please note: all tickets are sold via the Belfast Film Festival box office. If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking:

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