Sunday 4 March 2007

Belfast Film Festival details

The 7th Belfast Film Festival (March 22-1 April) opens with the UK and Irish premier of Kenneth Branagh’s new film The Magic Flute, which was written by Stephen Fry. It's hoped that Kenneth Branagh will attend the opening night if his schedule permits.

As well as a diverse programme of films from around the world, there will be a number of extra events.

  • Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey will discuss his craft during "In Conversation with Seamus McGarvey".

  • Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern will hold a "Writing For TV" masterclass and will take part in a Q&A after a screening of Hillsborough.

  • Director Richard Jobson's new film A Woman in Winter will be shown at the festival, and he will discuss new technologies in film making.

  • Daniela Sea of L Word fame will also visit the festival to present the Irish premiere of Itty Bitty Titty Committee as part of the Same Sex Cinema programme.

Early booking for this exciting range of events is advised.

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