The 15th annual Belfast Film Festival takes place between April 16 and 25 in venues across the city.

Here’s our 10 picks for each day of the festival…

1. I Am Belfast

Moviehouse, Dublin Road – Thursday, April 16 – 7pm – £8

This unique film by Mark Cousins looks at a changing Belfast with a 10,000 year old woman as our free spirited tour guide. 84 mins

2. Listen Up Philip

QFT – Friday, April 17 – 6.30pm – £6

A complex, intimate and highly idiosyncratic comedy starring Jason Schwartzman as a writer whose only focus is himself. 110 mins

3. Danger 5

Beanbag Cinema, 23 Donegall Street – Saturday, April 18 – 4pm – £5

An exclusive screening of the cult Australian TV series which follows a team of spies on a mission to kill Hitler.

4. L’il Quin Quin

QFT – Sunday, April 19 – 1pm – £6

Bruno Dumont’s absurdist metaphysical murder mystery prompts inevitable comparisons to Twin Peaks & True Detective. 220 mins

5. Film Devour

Black Box – Monday, April 20 – 7pm – £5

Film Devour showcases the best in local short films. 2 awards will be presented on the night for Audience Choice & Directors Choice.

6. Iris

QFT – Tuesday, April 21 – 7pm – £6

Fascinating fashion original Iris Apfel is the subject of this rousing salute to iconoclasm in the late Albert Maysles docufilm. 83 mins

7. Spaced Night

Black Box – Wednesday, April 22 – 7.30pm – £5

Plan 9 Film Club present a celebration of the comedy sitcom from the team who went to produce Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz.

8. Showgirls Outdoors

Sunflower Bar – Thursday, April 23 – 9pm – £6

Where better to watch former Saved By The Bell star Elizabeth Berkley descend into depravity than a beer garden with your mates?

9. Shooting For Socrates

Waterfront – Friday, April 24 – 8pm – £10

The UK premiere of the David & Goliath story set in Belfast against the backdrop of NI vs Brazil at the 1986 World Cup. 91 mins

10. The Survivalist

Moviehouse, Dublin Road – Saturday, April 25 – 7pm – £8

This film by Stephen Fingleton tells the tale of a ruthless loner who lives off the land in post-collapse Northern Ireland. 104 mins

For more information go to belfastfilmfestival.org

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