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Free films for you to watch at home. Shorts, features, documentaries, director Q&As, contemporary musical theatre, literary events - some will appear here for a limited time, some will stick around for a while.

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  • Integrated Education - Through the Eyes of Young People

    Integrated Education - Through the Eyes of Young People explores integrated education through the lived experiences of past and current pupils in integrated schools in Northern Ireland.

    Made using a grant secured by the Integrated Education Fund (IEF) from the Community Relations Council Media P...

  • Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2021

    One of the highlights of the Seamus Heaney Centre calendar returns to QFT Player: The Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2021.

    Hosted by Stephen Sexton, alongside his fellow judges, Nick Laird and Elaine Feeney, the Poetry Prize Award Night took place online this year, with readings fro...

  • A Unique Silence: Poems of the Ulster Museum

    QFT and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's present a simultaneous free online and in-person event, featuring poets' responses to artworks in the Ulster Museum. Part of the UK-wide Film Feels Hopeful season.

    In the Spring of 2021, students from the Seamus Heaney Centre and Trinity University in ...

  • Lean Logic - Dissonant Beings

    QFT presents a new short film by Belfast-based computer artist Glenn Marshall, to accompany the song 'Dissonant Beings' by the group Lean Logic. The film has been created using artificial intelligence and innovative machine learning techniques. Screening for free on QFT Player as part of Film Fee...

  • Brian Moore at 100: Introduction to The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

    Professor Neil Sinyard introduces The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Dir. Jack Clayton, 1987), screening at QFT on Sunday 22 August. Book tickets here: https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-on/Judith-Hearne

    To mark the centenary of the birth of Belfast-born writer Brian Moore (1921-1999), Brian ...

  • Brian Moore at 100: Introduction to Torn Curtain

    Professor Neil Sinyard introduces Torn Curtain (Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1966), screening at QFT on Monday 23 August. Book tickets here: https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-on/Torn-Curtain

    To mark the centenary of the birth of Belfast-born writer Brian Moore (1921-1999), Brian Moore at 100 and Que...

  • Brian Moore at 100: Introduction to Cold Heaven

    Professor Neil Sinyard introduces Cold Heaven (Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1991), screening at QFT on Tuesday 24 August. Book tickets here: https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-on/Cold-Heaven

    To mark the centenary of the birth of Belfast-born writer Brian Moore (1921-1999), Brian Moore at 100 and Queen’s ...

  • Lean Logic - Conditional Love

    Conditional Love is a new song and video by Lean Logic, taken from their debut album, The Last Mirage.

    Lean Logic is a collaboration between Queen's University alumnus Nick Carlisle (Peepholes/Bamboo/Katy And Nick) and Rose Keeler-Schäffeler (Keel Her). The Last Mirage was recorded during the lo...

  • Playback Film Festival: Into the Known

    A Playback Film Festival panel discussion on the theme of nostalgia, escapism, cinema in crises and how cinema culture has changed.

    This discussion was hosted by Michael McConway (Playback Participant and LUMI Programmer), featuring Dr Sam Manning (Film Academic), Leanne Briggs (North Down Museu...

  • Yellowstone: A Brief History of Belfast City Hospital

    To celebrate the first anniversary of QFT Player's launch we are delighted to welcome back Yellowstone, a short documentary directed by Éanna Mac Cana and funded by Northern Ireland Screen. Available to watch for free from Fri 2 April.

    Yellowstone is a moving account on the life cycle of a place...

  • HREAM: A Documentary About Doug Hream Blunt

    HREAM is a new documentary profiling the life of San Francisco funk outsider Doug Hream Blunt.

    In a feel-good story at a time when experiencing live music isn't possible, the film highlights the non-traditional connections music creates between players of all ages, experience-levels, and social ...

  • Kelly

    A short film written and directed by Solène Guichard.

    Kelly (Jamie O'Herlihy) comes back to her childhood house after many years abroad to help her sister tidy for the estate agent. Tension is tangible as Andrea (Lucy McConnell) still hasn’t come to terms with who her big brother, Dylan, has bec...

  • This Land - a short film exploring cultural identity in Ireland

    Showing as part of Film Feels Connected, This Land is a short film about Ireland's relationship with race, identity and immigration, directed by Zithelo Bobby Mthombeni.

    The film explores different ways of experiencing Irishness, via discussions with chefs, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, jou...

  • Lean Logic - Living Beings Pt.2

    Living Beings Pt.2 is a new song and video by Lean Logic, and the third single to be taken from their forthcoming album, The Last Mirage.

    Lean Logic is a collaboration between Queen's University alumnus Nick Carlisle (Peepholes/Bamboo/Katy And Nick) and Rose Keeler-Schäffeler (Keel Her). Their d...

  • Lean Logic - Mother Machine

    Mother Machine is a new song and video by Lean Logic, and the second single to be taken from their forthcoming album, The Last Mirage (out in the Spring on O Genesis Recordings).

    The project is a collaboration between Queen's University alumnus Nick Carlisle (Peepholes/Bamboo/Katy And Nick) and ...

  • Lean Logic - Safe in a Dream

    Safe in a Dream (Extended Version)

    Lean Logic is a collaboration between Queen's University alumnus Nick Carlisle (Peepholes/Bamboo/Katy and Nick) and Rose Keeler-Schäffeler (Keel Her) which began last year with Rose offering to remix a Bamboo track, and ended with a completely new project and a...

  • Shellshock Rock - John T. Davis' legendary Northern Irish punk doc

    All the raw energy and excitement of the 1970s punk scene in Northern Ireland is on display in John T. Davis' legendary 1979 documentary.

    Derry heroes The Undertones and the uncompromising Belfast band Stiff Little Fingers both feature, as do Rudi, The Outcasts, The Idiots, Protex, Parasites, Vi...

  • Self Conscious Over You - The Outcasts' 1980 Ulster Hall gig

    Witness The Outcasts at their incendiary best in this thrilling concert film from John T. Davis.

    Organised by Terri Hooley's Good Vibration Records, this legendary gig found almost 1800 people cramming into The Ulster Hall to see local band The Outcasts. The events depicted here were later immor...

  • Fantastic Man: A Film About William Onyeabor

    Fantastic Man is a documentary investigating Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, a man shrouded in mystery and myth.

    Between the ’70s and ’80s, Onyeabor self-released a series of unique synth-based funk records (numerous speculations can be found to explain the funds he used for such endeavours,...

  • Behind a Performance: Tufo da Mafalala

    Behind a Performance: Tufo da Mafalala is an experimental documentary exploring the rituals of Tufo, a traditional Mozambican dance. The film is a collaboration between the Grupo de Tufo da Mafalala, the Associação IVERCA, and researchers in the field of sonic arts and ethnography from Queen’s Un...

  • Ulster Gaeilge: Ivor

    Ivor Reid, a unionist from East Belfast, tells his story of discovering the Irish language.

    Ulster Gaeilge: It's Yours Too! is a series of short animations that aims to show the many and different ways in which people in East Belfast and beyond are engaging with the Irish Language. Each animatio...

  • Ulster Gaeilge: Gail

    Gail McCune, a Protestant from East Belfast, tells her story of discovering the Irish language.

    Ulster Gaeilge: It's Yours Too! is a series of short animations that aims to show the many and different ways in which people in East Belfast and beyond are engaging with the Irish Language. Each anim...

  • Cinemagic's Mark Kermode Film Night 2020

    Highlights from last year's 'Virtual' Cinemagic Mark Kermode Film Night, where the UK’s leading film critic (and double bassist/harmonica enthusiast) shared his thoughts on the year’s new film releases before introducing his 2020 film pick.

    Mark's annual visit to Cinemagic and QFT is always a hi...

  • Evergreen

    A short film set in present day Northern Ireland from writer/director Dominic Curran (Furloughed).

    Nathan (Paddy Rocks) begrudgingly visits his infirm childhood friend Edgar (Shane McCaffrey), still living in his dilapidated childhood home on the estate they grew up in, but their lives have dive...