Special guests this year include Father Ted creator Graham Linehan as well as iconic director Ken Loach who is set to receive the Réalta award for outstanding contribution to cinema.
The cinematic riches available at the Belfast Film Festival are plentiful with some superb films on show along with some very interesting events which will all contribute to what is sure to be another incredible festival.
A live reading of Mel Brooks Spaceballs, special screenings of Animal House and The Big Chill as well as Seinfest (a must for all Seinfeld fans!) and a Mary Poppins sing-along (who wouldn't love that?) are just a flavour of the special events that take place throughout the 9 days of programming!
With films such as Saoirse Ronan's new feature On Chesil Beach, Marc Meyers' My Friend Dahmer, David Freyne's post-zombie Irish film The Cured and Nora Twomey's Oscar nominated animated feature The Breadwinner are just a taste of the high quality film on show at this prestigous event.
At the festival's launch the director of the Belfast Film Festival Michele Devlin said:
“This year in the film industry there has been an upsurge of activism as a loud response to systemic sexual exploitation, race and class discrimination.We work hard to make sure that our festival continually reflects the changes that are happening in the global film industry and society. As a festival we want to make sure that we give everyone a voice and a platform.”
To check out the full programme of this magnificent festival visit www.belfastfilmfestival.org