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The brainchild of Darlington-born film producer Michael Luke, Tees Valley International Film Festival is the first of its kind to bring global attention to the Teesside film scene. Taking place at ARC in Stockton from Wednesday 26th-Saturday 29th October, the festival is full of opportunities to gain inspiration, share knowledge and build connections between like-minded people and to share their passions.

Founded by Michael to attract those who wouldn’t normally attend a film festival or arts centre, Tees Valley Film Festival aims to encourage interest and enjoyment for film. On his motivation, he says: “I’m convinced there’s a wealth of undiscovered talent in the region that just needs an event of this type and scale to give them and their work a bigger stage and a springboard to more.”

The event is filled with workshops, screenings, in-depth interviews and audience Q&As which invite attendees to hone and develop filmmaking knowledge and skills. Culminating in an In Conversation event with three Teesside acting legends – Mark Benton, Bill Fellows and Stephen Tompkinson – who share their stories on how to make a mark on the big screen. Expect a variety of films, from documentary and music to animation, LGBTQIA+ and comedy, and be prepared to learn and network with minds from the local film scene in Teesside and beyond. 

Tees Valley International Film Festival takes place at ARC, Stockton from Wednesday 26th-Saturday 29th October.

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