Belfast on Film

A collection of films that reflect various aspects of life in the city

The landscape of Belfast has changed dramatically since the invention of the moving image in the late-1800s. The ever evolving nature of the city, be it the changes evident in its streets, buildings, landmarks, industrial heritage, or people are all captured for posterity in this collection.

Be it a tram ride through the city centre at the turn of the Twentieth Century, the goings-on at the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1938, or everyday life for the families of the Short Strand in the 1960s, these films allow us to witness the city as it once was, to see places that have changed almost beyond recognition or, in some instances, disappeared altogether.

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