Welcome to ICM’s exclusive coverage of the 9th Jameson Belfast Film Festival! In the next few days/weeks we will be posting here all our exclusive reviews, interviews, reports on our Cherrybomb Pilgrimage (we’ll be touring all locations where Cherrybomb was filmed!) etc.
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The Jameson Belfast Film Festival was established in August 1995 and has continually grown over the years, to become one of the key annual events in Northern Ireland. This year, the festival kicked off with the Irish premiere of Little Ashes — a film which chronicles the life of a young Salvador Dali, played by Rupert’s Harry Potter co-star Robert Pattinson. Cherrybomb, as you all know, has been selected for the Mid-Festival Gala Screening on Monday 30 March, and due to a huge demand for tickets, an extra screening has been added on Wednesday 1 April.
The festival director Michele Devlin has said: “As the Belfast Film Festival grows each year, we are so proud of the fact that, as well as a strong selection of international and European films, we are able to showcase a burgeoning wealth of local film-making and acting talent. We have the eagerly awaited premieres of first features, the locally-made Cherrybomb and Ditching.”
Also, Cherrybomb producer Mark Huffam has recently talked about his production company Generator Entertainment, and said that Cherrybomb is a result of their aim “to make successful low-budget, high-concept films using local talent.” Huffam is extremely proud of the team behind Cherrybomb: “They would have made a film anyway, with or without us, but we’ve set up a structure which gets films made. Until you’ve done it you don’t know how hard that is.”