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Newcastle Improv Festival: 4 Hour Film Challenge at Alphabetti Theatre


12 Teams of filmmakers, with 2 Actors, and just 4 Hours to make a film.

Could you make a short film in just 4 hours?

We are looking for 12 brave teams to enter this fun and crazy filmmaking event. Your team needs to arrive at 11.30am with your shooting and editing equip, and a 'Let's make a movie right now!' attitude. At high noon, your team will be provided 2 actors, a suggestion, and the clock will start ticking. You've 4 hours to return with your film of no longer than 4 mins, which will start screening to our industry panel of judges at 7pm that very evening, with awards about 9pm. (Between times, a buffet is provided for hungry teams!)

It's a brilliant networking event, but more than that, it's a celebration of creativity, ingenuity, guts and thinking on the fly – a challenge all filmmakers face as they try to create something from nothing (usually budget).

So, if you're up for the challenge of the most creative day you can imagine, form a team, and grab your place in the best damn film making challenge on this planet or any other!

Newcastle Improv Festival runs over 9-days from Saturday 27th July to Sunday 4th August. Huge amounts of fun to be had day-and-night for grown-ups and for kids. 30+ events of sheer, unalloyed pleasure and improvised uniqueness, from brilliant local and national artists, here to give you the best time. Improv comedy and theatre, music and dance, even film! Shows, workshops and activities take place at Alphabetti Theatre, The Cumberland Arms, The Stand Comedy Club, Seven Stories and Jurys Inn Newcastle. NiF is brought to you by the Suggestibles, who are celebrating their 15-year anniversary with a full-blown festival, and it's gonna be full of surprises!

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Team Entry£30.00 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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