About Us

Empowering Creativity, Driving Success

A warm welcome to the 7th annual Belfast Media Festival.  We look forward to engaging with everyone who wants to help us debate and discuss the future of the broadcast and digital industries in Northern Ireland.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student, a freelancer, working for a broadcaster or an indie, we invite you all to network and build your businesses and contacts.  There will be ample opportunities during the festival and also afterwards at the unmissable Dark Horse networking drinks.

We are being joined by top industry names Charlotte Moore, Director Content, BBC, Ralph Lee, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, C4 and Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC 3 Online.

We are also extremely delighted to be hosting the 2nd Annual Royal Television Awards and introducing the 2016 Northern Ireland Comedy Writers’ Showcase.

What a line up!

We couldn’t run this festival without the generosity of our ever-increasing band of sponsors. Thanks to them, entry remains free for all. If you’re interested in sponsoring next year, and finding out about the benefits that can bring you, please email Karen Hoey or call on: 02890664040. 

Registration for the festival is now fully booked. If you still wish to attend the festival you can come along on the day to register, sessions will be subject to availability.


The Belfast Media Festival remains free to all because it is sponsored by a wide variety of broadcasters and media companies. Without their support, the festival would not exist, so we wish to thank them all.

The festival is run by a small committee:

Helen Thompson, Talent Manager, BBC NI
Moira Kean, Kean Vision Ltd
Ian Kennedy, Independent Media Professional
William Johnston, Commissioning and Channels Manager, BBC NI
Kieran Doherty, Stellify Media
Donal Philips, Head of Digital, Northern Ireland Screen
Tom Popay, Stellify Media
Siobhan Sinnerton, Commissioning Editor, News and Current Affairs, C4



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