> Northern Lights Film Festival 9th -20th September 2003
Screenings at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, and the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough
Northern Lights is set to illuminate the north east of England as the home for international film. During the twelve day festival, audiences will be able to see some of the most exciting and innovative new movies from the UK, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
TYNE v TALLIN DIGITAL FILM CHALLENGE
Northern Lights is one of the few festivals to combine film exhibition and film production featuring a number of films produced by the Tyne -Tallin Digital Film Challenge. Three Tyneside-based directors armed with scripts travel to Tallinn, Estonia and, in the space of twelve days make three short digital drama films. All production resources, crew, post-production, actors and production company, are drawn from Tallinn. The process is then repeated with three Estonian directors in Newcastle/Gateshead.
These six digital films will unite the film making talent of Newcastle/Gateshead and Tallinn, forming the cornerstone of a highly innovative digital film project between the two cities.
VOTE ON THE BEST!
The short films will be screened as part of a Gala show at the end of the Northern lights Film Festival where YOU can vote which film will win the ultimate prize.
Watch this space for more information on the Challenge, directors' biographies, and photos. If you want to enter next year's challenge please contact the Northern Lights Film Festival office on 0191 261 7674.
Be illuminated by Northern Lights, log on to www.nlff.co.uk. There you'll be brought up to speed with all the info as it happens as well as the festival diary and the lowdown on all the productions that will be appearing.
To check out all partners and sponsors of the festival, go to www.nlff.co.uk/Content/sponsors.html
Northern Lights Film Festival
10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Info: 0191 232 1507
Box Office: 0191 232 8289
Fax: 0191 221 0535
Digital Film Challenge
Tyne Tees Television
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 261 0181
Fax: 0191 261 2302