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QFT - Northern Ireland's leading independent cinema

Established in 1968, the Queen's Film Theatre, or QFT, is the living, breathing heart of independent cinema in Northern Ireland and occupies a unique place in Belfast’s cultural and entertainment life. It shows the very best in new and classic world cinema and hosts local and international film festivals and seasons throughout the year with regular theatrical premieres. QFT welcomes special guests from the world of cinema every month, hosting Q&As with directors and cast – bringing film lovers face to face with filmmakers.

“Few places can match the vibrant atmosphere of Northern Ireland’s best loved cinema” Mark Kermode, Film Critic for BBC and The Guardian

QFT makes its cultural film programme accessible to all members of the community, including those in primary/secondary education, those in unemployment or who consider themselves having a disability. It provides access screenings featuring audio enhancement, audio description and on-screen captioning.

QFT is also available for hire as a venue for private screenings, weddings, conferences and special occasions! Submit an enquiry via our website >>

You can book tickets online, in person at QFT Box Office or by telephone on 028 9097 1097 after 6pm.

Opening times vary, depending on film times – doors open 30mins before the first screening of the day, check the website for film listings.
  • 20 University Square
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT7 1NN

Top Reasons To Visit

  • QFT has a spacious fully licensed bar/café area and free parking evenings and weekends
  • Tickets are just £4 on a Monday
  • Fantastic student ticket and drinks offers
  • QFT is one of the highest ranked venues on Tripadvisor
  • Membership

    QFT offers different membership options to suit how often you visit the cinema, with loads of exclusive benefits! Find out more >>

Union

1.31 KM
Wed, 19 Jun 2024, 6:00pm

This is part of the Maysles Brothers observational documentary competition.

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Màhccan/Homecoming

1.31 KM
Wed, 19 Jun 2024, 6:15pm

Triona White Hamilton, Curator of Modern History at the Ulster Museum, will place the film in context to their own Inclusive Global Histories Exhibition.

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The Days of Trees

1.31 KM
Wed, 19 Jun 2024, 8:30pm

In this highly original feature documentary, Tomás Hardiman goes on a journey of discovery with film-maker, Alan Gilsenan.

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Marketplace Training

1.31 KM
Thu, 20 Jun 2024, 10:00am

This one day, in-person workshop, led by documentary trainer Andy Glynne, will give filmmaking teams the essential skills needed.

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Restricted

1.31 KM
Thu, 20 Jun 2024, 12:30pm

Restricted explores the intersecting realms of technology, culture, and identity within Palestinian society.

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Creative Documentary Making in Focus

1.31 KM
Thu, 20 Jun 2024, 2:00pm

This Producing Truth event will open the doors to documentary filmmaking talent from the UK & island of Ireland in a friendly and inclusive environment.

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Operation Bogeyman: The Folk Horror Landscapes of 1970s Northern Ireland

1.31 KM
Thu, 20 Jun 2024, 5:00pm

In this illustrated film lecture, filmmaker Simon Aeppli will share his recent PHD research on haunting and folk horror theories.

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In Conversation with Asif Kapadia

1.31 KM
Sat, 22 Jun 2024, 6:30pm

They are delighted to welcome one of their documentary heroes to Docs Ireland.

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