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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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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Origin of the Species - Abigail Child Q&A

    An interview with Abigail Child, director of Origin of the Species, which is available to watch on QFT Player as part of NI Science Festival 2021.

    Recorded on 16 February 2021 for NI Science Festival, Abigail was in conversation with Wanda Film Festival’s Rose Baker.

    Origin of the Species is an...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Curzon Project - the story of an iconic Belfast cinema

    The Curzon Film Centre was not just a cinema, it was many different things to different people. A family heirloom, a place for inspiration, relaxation and above all a safe space in a divided community where there were few.

    The Curzon Project is a short documentary, which tells the story of the C...

  • A Sign (Un Signe, Un Geste)

    It wasn’t until she lost her faith in God that Rosaline started seeing miracles… A Sign (Un Signe, Un Geste) is an enigmatic and compelling short film by Don Duncan, which explores hope, despair and signs.

    Rosaline (Sophia Leboutte) is in the middle of a spiritual crisis. Her longing to be saved...

  • In Conversation: Marian Keyes & Louise Kennedy

    Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's are delighted to present Marian Keyes for the latest edition of The Book Club.

    Bestselling author and Seamus Heaney Centre Fellow Marian Keyes discusses her latest novel Grown Ups (Penguin, 2020), with the Seamus Heaney Centre’s Ciaran Carso...

  • In Conversation: Anne Carson & Robert Currie with Nick Laird

    The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Nick Laird joins the poet Anne Carson along with her partner and collaborator, the artist Robert Currie, in conversation with students from Queen's University Belfast.

    Their conversation took place in February 2021, the third in a series of online events with...

  • In Conversation: Lenny Abrahamson & Michael West

    The Seamus Heaney Centre's Michael West joins director and filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson, in conversation with students from Queen's University Belfast. Their conversation took place in January 2021, and it is one of the Seamus Heaney Centre’s regular masterclasses with renowned writers.

    It was int...

  • In Conversation: Terrance Hayes & Nick Laird

    The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Nick Laird joins US poet Terrance Hayes, in conversation with students from Queen's University Belfast. Their conversation took place in December 2020, and it is the second in a series of online events with Nick and other internationally renowned poets.

    Born ...

  • In Conversation: Caoilinn Hughes & Garrett Carr

    Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's are delighted to present Caoilinn Hughes in the second edition of The Book Club.

    The book under discussion each time, will be a recent publication from a writer associated with the Seamus Heaney Centre's creative writing programme. The event...

  • In Conversation: Sharon Olds & Nick Laird

    The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Nick Laird, joins US poet Sharon Olds, in conversation with students from Queen's University. Their conversation took place in November 2020, and is the first in a series of online events with Nick and other internationally renowned poets.

    Pulitzer Prize-winn...

  • John T. Davis: His Own Trail

    John T. Davis: His Own Trail is a poetic portrait of the enigmatic filmmaker, artist and musician from Holywood, County Down.

    John is Ireland's most internationally respected documentary filmmaker, a reputation established with films like Shellshock Rock, Route 66 and Hobo. This film explores th...

  • Following the Iron Compass - exploring John T. Davis' passion for model aircraft

    Following the Iron Compass is a documentary about filmmaker John T. Davis and his passion for flying model aircraft, and the connection between the creative and the spiritual.

    John T. Davis is Ireland’s most internationally respected documentary filmmaker, a reputation established with films lik...

  • In Conversation: Susannah Dickey & Glenn Patterson

    Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's are delighted to present The Book Club, a new series of online author events. The book under discussion each time, will be a recent publication from a writer associated with the Seamus Heaney Centre's creative writing programme. The event wil...