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Belfast Film Festival

The Belfast Film Festival returns with films and events that celebrate film as a collective experience.

BFF '21: Cow

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold chronicles several years in the life of a dairy cow in England.
04 November 2021
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BFF '21: Bring Down the Walls + Q&A

Belfast Film Festival are delighted to bring artist Phil Collins back to Belfast to talk about his latest film project. A Q&A will follow the screening.
05 November 2021
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BFF '21: Jim Sheridan In Conversation

Belfast Film Festival is delighted to welcome Jim Sheridan, one of the great directors of Irish cinema, for a conversation with Trevor Birney on his career in film.
06 November 2021
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BFF '21: Short Film Competition

There are 6 Short Film Competition programmes of brilliant shorts as part of this year's Belfast Film Festival.
06 November 2021
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BFF '21: The Black Irish Onscreen

Dr Zélie Asava discusses with Rose Baker her research and writing on screen visualisations of the black Irish, from the 1990s onwards.
07 November 2021
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BFF '21: Bonfire

The story of a young Northern Irish bonfire builder whose antisocial behaviour has led to a judge ordering him to stay away from the bonfires.
07 November 2021
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BFF '21: Keep it a Secret

Keep It A Secret recounts the inspiring true story of the dawn of Irish surfing and how the sport’s brave pioneers found the peace in the surf during the most violent years of The Troubles.
08 November 2021
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BFF '21: Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film

Belfast Film Festival is delighted to welcome back home Northern Irish film journalist and author Helen O Hara, to talk about her new book.
09 November 2021
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BFF '21: Dog Day Afternoon

When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops.
09 November 2021
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BFF '21: Brid Brennan

Belfast Film Festival is delighted to honour the screen work of Brid Brennan with their Realta award for outstanding contribution to cinema. Join Brid for this in-conversation event which spans her extensive career.
10 November 2021
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BFF '21: The Way We Were

Opposites attract when, during their college days, Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand), a politically active Jew, meets Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford), a feckless WASP.
10 November 2021
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BFF '21: Tapes from the Attic

Tapes of previously unseen footage of a number of Republican prisoners who took part in the 1981 hunger strike were recently discovered in the attic of a house in Dublin.
11 November 2021
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BFF '21: Palestinian Shorts

Palestine Cinema Days is an annual event organized by Filmlab: Palestine every October. PCD have curated this programme for the 21st Belfast Film Festival.
11 November 2021
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BFF '21: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

An amateur porn video lands a teacher in hot water in Radu Jude's deliberately offensive attack on the hypocrisy of modern society.
12 November 2021
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BFF '21: Bedrock Docs

Belfast Film Festival paired five local filmmakers with five community groups from the Belfast area, to make a 5-15 minute documentary.
12 November 2021
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BFF '21: Hit the Road

Panah Panahi’s thrilling road movie is by turns tender, strange and laugh-out-loud funny – a wondrously observed reflection on family life in transit.
13 November 2021
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