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Dates for next year's Belfast Children's Festival
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The QFT (Queen’s Film Theatre)
The QFT is not only our most recent Festival Partner (with QFT Player taking centre stage for BCF21) it’s also Belfast’s leading independent cinema. Not only are they the best place to find foreign and art-house films in the city but they do this in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
They run regular family screenings, showing nostalgic classics (check out their seasonal screenings from Gremlins to It’s A Wonderful Life). Family screenings haven’t returned just yet but stay tuned. For teens and Grown Ups check out The Reason I Jump a beautiful film based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida. it visually explores the world of non-speaking autistic people, with insights into author Naoki’s exploration of his own autism, written age 13.
QFT Player is their online streaming platform and a great resource, especially if you’ve had enough of Disney +. You’ll find a mix of excellent free content and rentals covering a breadth of local and international themes and great Literary Links with the Seamus Heaney Centre at QUB. They also spotlight local festivals (like Belfast Children’s Festival!) on the platform.
They offer Audio Described & Captioned screenings where available and the building is all Ground Floor and fully accessible via ramp and electronic door.
20 University Square, Belfast (tucked down the side of QUB).
With a few changes of course… take a look at their website to find out more and book a seat.
They offer great bargains with Child tickets from £4 and Family Deals from £16. Their Stage On Screen series is also perfect to scratch the theatre itch. And Grown Ups… It’s licenced too!