Belfast Photo Festival

The Belfast Photo Festival is a not for profit organisation that presents one of the leading International Festivals of photography in the United Kingdom and the Visual Arts Festival of Northern Ireland.

Launched in 2011, this biennial photographic event has been described as one of the "top ten photography festivals in the world" (Capture Magazine, 2016) and attracts upwards of 80 thousand visitors a year, celebrating some of the finest National and International contemporary photography across 30 museums, galleries and public spaces. Capturing wide appeal through popular culture, accessible themes and unexpected encounters with photography, the festival aims to instil and inspire public enjoyment and participation by utilizing the most accessible artistic medium and bringing it to new audiences in cool and unusual ways.

The programme consistently addresses the political, social and cultural climate of Belfast, raising global issues and animating them through high caliber international photography.

The Festival consists of exhibitions, talks, symposiums, workshops, screenings, masterclasses, portfolio reviews and tours.

Next edition: 6 - 30 June 2019.

Capture Conference (CAPCON)

This one of a kind conference focuses on the important role of photography across the creative industries of film, gaming, animation and VR. Hosting industry leaders such as representatives from such companies as Disney Pixar and HBO, it highlight the photographic careers and opportunities of the future.

Next Conference: October 2019

Belfast Photo Festival - Compact

Belfast Photo Festival - Compact, is a miniature photography festival that takes place in the off-year between the biennial International festival. With a focus on young people it aims to encourage and present future talent, while providing training and skills development through photography.

Next edition: June 2020