Shelter NI Film Festival is back! – 6 to 8 Dec

As part of Homelessness Awareness Week events, Shelter NI in partnership with Belfast Film Festival will be hosting a 3-day film festival.

Every day across Northern Ireland 50 families and individuals present as homeless.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

We invite you, your friends, colleagues and family to join us and help to combat homelessness and poor housing conditions by supporting us on the 6th,7th and 8th December 2018 at the Bean Bag Cinema, doors at 7pm.

The Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) is an annual week of social, educational and awareness raising events organised across the country to highlight the issue of homelessness, and to mark the continued efforts of organisations, staff, and service users working in the sector.

Shelter NI Film Festival is a great platform to demystify homelessness and share with the general public some local facts about homelessness in Northern Ireland.

All the proceeds raised in this event will help us to continue to provide housing services and advice throughout GABLE and SLATE projects which last year helped approximately 550 people.

Shelter NI Film Festival

Date: 6 to 8 December 2018
Doors: 7.00pm
Venue: BeanBag Cinema, 5 Exchange Place, Belfast BT1 2NA (map)
Tickets: book here

During these 3-day Film Festival we will be screening the following films:

06.12.18 – Wendy and Lucy

Directed By: Kelly Reichardt

Over the summer, a series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.


07.12.18 – Tokyo Godfathers

Directed By: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya (co-director)

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.


08.12.18 – Sweet Sixteen

Directed By: Ken Loach

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Be quick and book your tickets here, as the spaces are very limited and we don’t want to you to be missing this great festival!

artist forms link
New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.