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  • 0 The First TVIFF 2023 Event is Announced!

    • by Michael Luke
    • 19-04-2023
    5.00 of 4 votes

    The first of the events that make up this years Tees Valley International Film Festival was announced today. Former frontman of Chumbawamba, Dunstan Bruce, will be coming to ARC on 28th October to take part in an interview and audience Q&A after the screening of his film "I Get Knocked Down". The film is the untold and remarkable story of Dunstan’s personal redemptive voyage, as well as a call to arms to those who think activism is best undertaken by someone else. He’s wondering where did it all go wrong? For him. For humanity. Twenty years after his fall from grace, the former frontman of the anarchist band Chumbawamba is angry and frustrated. But how does a middle-aged, retired radical, who now feels invisible get back up again? Festival Director Michael Luke was inspired to contact Dunstan after seeing the film and being blown away the films honesty, it's slant on the aging process, the nineties nostalgia and, more important than all of that, the section of the film in which Dunstan comest to the Tees Valley to revisit his hometown of Billingham! The film is an outstanding document of a life well lived and a perfect fit for the Tees Valley International Film Festival. Head over to the What's On section to get your tickets now!

  • 0 Collaboration with Teesside University!

    • by Administrator
    • 13-04-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    Michael met with Tom Watson, Head of Culture and Creativity at the University of Teesside to discuss a groundbreaking collaboration between TVIFF and the Uni. We can't say anymore just yet but stay tuned because big news is coming your way soon!

  • 0 TVIFF helps a local business make it's first commercial!

    • by Administrator
    • 24-03-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    We were contacted recently by Thomas Miller, owner of Tees Valley Caravans, for assistance in making their first commercial. In keeping with the festival ethos, it was decided that we would make the advert with every single member of cast and crew being sourced from people who took part in TVIFF 2022. So, it's our great joy to announce that we have our team in place and the shoot will take place in April. We feel immensley priveleged that the festival continues to provide exposure and paid work to local talent five months after the first event concluded.  Thomas Miller is pictured with Director Paul Stainthorpe. Paul's film "Floppy Toast and Drippy Butter" was nominated for Best North East Film at TVIFF 2022.

  • 0 Here's why you should submit your short films to TVIFF 2023

    • by Michael Luke
    • 01-03-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    https://youtube.com/shorts/dOC2zk1r7N0?feature=share

  • 0 Tubthumping!

    • by Administrator
    • 22-02-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    Michael met with former Chumbawamba frontman Dunstan Bruce to discuss his involvement in TVIFF 2023. Then they drank a whisky drink, they drank a vodka drink, they drank a lager drink, they drank a cider drink.  Hailing from Billingham, Dustan and his work in film is a greta addition to the programme. 

  • 0 Testimonial Filming at the ARC

    • by Administrator
    • 14-02-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    Beatrice Benedek from Benedek Productions joined us today at ARC to film an interview about her experiences at TVIFF 2022 and the good it did her and her team.

  • 0 Interview with a TVIFF 2022 Winner - Assia Lauren

    • by Michael Luke
    • 31-01-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    Don't take our word for it that TVIFF is the greatest film festival in the world, listen to what Assia Lauren, winner of Best LGTQ+ Film at TVIFF 2022 has to say all the way from Los Angeles. 

  • 0 Memories of TVIFF 2022

    • by Administrator
    • 17-01-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    Check out these memories from the inaugral Tees Valley International Film Festival. It was a magical event that we promise to build on this year.  

  • 0 Interview with Teesside Filmmaker Paul Suggitt

    • by Administrator
    • 09-01-2023
    5.00 of 3 votes

    Here's an interview with Teesside filmmaker and documentarian Paul Suggitt on his experiences at TVIFF 2022 and why you should get involved this year.

  • 0 What to Expect at the Tees Valley International Film Festival

    • by Michael Luke
    • 21-10-2022
    5.00 of 3 votes

    Festival Director Michael Luke tells us what you can expect at the inaugral Tees Valley International Film Festival.