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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

A warm welcome to the 9th annual Belfast Media Festival! We have put together some fantastic speakers and sessions for you.

We’re especially delighted this year to welcome students from across Northern Ireland and have created a specific student pathway of relevant sessions and workshops.

We’re also happy to be hosting the 4th Annual RTS awards as well as welcoming keynote speakers from C4 and TV3/Virgin Media, Hat Trick Co-Founder Jimmy Mulville and a whole host of commissioners as usual.

Be quick, registration closes at 15:00 on 14th November so click here to register for Belfast Media Festival 2018 or if you’d like to do this after the deadline, you can do so onsite across both days.

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 Aoife Jackson or call on: 028 9066 4020.


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 Consultant
Moira Kean, Kean Vision Ltd
William Johnston, Commissioning and Channels Manager, BBC NI
Kieran Doherty, Stellify Media
Maeve McLoughlin, Stellify Media
Emma-Rosa Dias, Producer/Director, Afro-Mic Productions

Our Sponsors

Principal Partners


  • Happening
  • Pact
  • PRS
  • ScreenSkills



  • Digital Cities 2018
  • Outpost
  • Crawford McCann
  • Belfast City Council
  • Sixteen South
  • Imagine TV
  • Creative Europe Desk UK
  • The Production People
  • Empire Laughs Back
  • Virgin Media