The program for the Belfast Film Festival is out and can be seen on their website. I really enjoyed last years edition and will be going to a few films and events again this year. This 13th edition will again showcase feature films, shorts and documentaries across 11 venues in Belfast.
The category 'New Cinema' has a selection of feature films from all over the world. I'm mostly looking forward to Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and Neil Jordan's "Byzantium". The opening film "Made in Belfast" is also important to me since I worked on it. Made in Belfast is about succesful novelist Jack Kelly (played by Ciaran McMenamin) who returns back to his hometown Belfast and wants to put things right with his old friends again.
There are some showings of older films that are preceded by an introduction, like "Last Tango in Paris" and "The Exorcist". Some of these are done in a special location fitting the film. "The Breakfast Club" will be shown in a library and "Cool Hand Luke" will be shown in a jail.
The short film competition consists of 4 programmes each lasting about 2h30 minutes. I worked on two of them: "A True Love Story" in programme 2 and "Taking the Boat" in programme 4.
The Belfast Film Festival will run from 11-21 april 2013. The programme can be downloaded here.

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