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Takeover Film Festival 2018

QFT’s young programmers present their ninth Takeover Film Festival from 23-25 February. This year’s festival theme, ‘Caught in the Crossfire,’ is aimed at 15+ audiences, screening new feature and short films, anime, documentary, plus Q&As and masterclasses. Student film tickets only £4.

Takeover 2018: Elián + Q&A

Executive produced by Alex Gibney, Takeover is delighted to welcome award-winning producer and director Trevor Birney, who produced Elián, to this Northern Ireland premiere screening.
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Takeover 2018 Short Film Showcase: Bets Off

This short film showcase with Takeover Film’s cast and crew is free and open to the public.
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Takeover 2018: Fish Tank

‘Life’s a b*tch until you die’ are the truthful words from rapper Nas that echo through Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank. 
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Takeover 2018: Caught in the Crossfire

A great opportunity to see some of Takeover’s best picks of recent shorts on the big screen. For full programme details go to takeoverfilm.com. Tickets £3.
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Takeover 2018: Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun, adapted from J.G. Ballard’s novel, is Steven Spielberg's poignant study of childhood, maturity and war set during World War Two. This is a deeply moving classic for all ages starring John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers and a young Christian Bale. Although a box office disappointment on its release in 1987, it is now loved and revered across generations. An unforgettable cinematic experience. – Matthew.
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Takeover 2018: A Silent Voice

This beautifully animated film by female director Naoko Yamada is based on the manga series written by woman author Yoshitoki Oima, serialised in Weekly Shonen Magazine, for boys. The film centres around Shôya, who bullies classmate Shoko because of her hearing impairment. Years later, wracked with guilt, Shôya tries to find Shoko who had to move to a new school. A heartwarming and thought-provoking anime about regret, reflection and atonement. – Max.
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Takeover 2018: Princess Cyd

When 16-year-old Cyd is sent to stay with her aunt Miranda, the two quickly form a close bond. She soon meets Katie, a young barista and their relationship blossoms. Princess Cyd explores the relationship between Cyd and Miranda, who are equally as compassionate and awkward as they are grieving and dealing with loss. Their complexity makes this coming of age film unmissable, and creates two strong female characters that young women can relate to. – Lauren.
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Takeover 2018: Producing Masterclass with Oisín Kearney

Oisín is a self-shooting Producer and Director of feature documentaries and factual television.
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Takeover 2018: Screenwriting Masterclass with Stuart Drennan

Do you have a script or film idea that you would like to perfect? Stuart Drennan is a professional writer, film producer and managing partner of Wolfhound Media Ltd. He has written and directed award-winning short films and television dramas, including Hollyoaks, 6 Degrees and Seacht. Stuart’s feature debut as a screenwriter, The Dig, is currently in post-production and will premiere in 2018.
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