Belfast Film Festival to host Game of Thrones premiere

Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones

Belfast Film Festival together with O2 International Sim has joined forces with HBO and Sky Atlantic to present exclusive previews of ‘Two Swords’, the first episode of the hugely popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, Season 4.

The immensely popular series is part filmed on location in Northern Ireland with local crew helping realise the Game of Thrones vision.

Eleven days before its UK release, Belfast Film Festival will host two screenings of the opening episode for more than 500 fans at the Movie House on Belfast’s Dublin Road.

Free tickets will be allocated on a lottery basis with lucky winners announced on Thursday, March 20. To apply visit or call the festival box office on (028 9024 6609).

“We are thrilled to be presenting this very special Game of Thrones premiere screening– and are intensely proud of all the local crew and cast who contribute to the making of this highly successful series,” said festival director Michele Devlin.

The eagerly anticipated fourth season, set to tackle the second half of A Storm of Swords (the third book by George RR Martin), will return to screens across the UK on Monday, April 7, on Sky Atlantic HD.

The episode sees a wealth of new talent joining the cast, including Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Joel Fry (Trollied, Plebs), Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Gangs of New York), Indira Varma (What Remains, Luther) and Pedro Pascal (Homeland, The Good Wife), who will play Prince Oberyn Martell aka The Red Viper.

Many of the old favourites make a return appearance, including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jack Gleeson, Alfie Allen, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie and Charles Dance.

To apply for tickets to the Game of Thrones premiere visit or telephone the Belfast FilmFestival box office on 02890 24 6609.