Queen’s Film Theatre
Northern Ireland’s only dedicated full-time cultural cinema, for almost 50 years QFT has given local audiences the opportunity to see a unique and world-class range of films, inspiring generations of local audiences, film makers and students.
Over its lifetime the QFT has developed into a nationally and internationally recognised ‘brand’ with a reputation as a champion of excellence in cinema. QFT makes a considerable positive contribution to Belfast’s quality of life as the only cinema that consistently screens non-mainstream film, foreign language and world cinema, offering a diversity of choice and quality of programme that is essential for a major city and is a vital part of Belfast’s cultural life.
QFT’s vision is to be a centre of excellence for cinema and this vision underscores every aspect of QFT activity, from the cultural programme through to marketing activity and on to the customer experience.
Embedded in the vision for QFT are a number of core values which are reflected in every aspect of what QFT does. These values are: Uniqueness; Diversity; Creativity; Excellence; Partnerships; Social Responsibility; Equality and Quality.
QFT aims to give Belfast audiences a unique and stimulating cinema experience. They are committed to screening the widest possible range of films and giving Belfast audiences a real choice. QFT aims to be more than just a cinema and provides a unique cultural experience for the audience. They work continually to improve and enhance the quality of their programme by ensuring it consistently represents a wide range of tastes and speaks to a diverse audience.
Cultural diversity and social equality are integral to everything QFT does and are reflected throughout the QFT’s programme of work, from community engagement and partnerships through to audience development and education and outreach activities.
QFT is also the local lead organisation for Film Hub NI, part of the British Film Institute’s UK-wide Film Audience Network.