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Newcastle International Film Festival


The Newcastle International Film Festival is a new four day event taking place across venues throughout the historic British city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne between March 29th and April 1st 2018. Showcasing both international cinema and up and coming filmmakers from the North East, the inaugural Newcastle International Film Festival will be a truly incredible celebration of independent film. Films will include marvelous new releases and legendary classics and the festival will also host various workshops, masterclasses, VIP events and InConversation Q&As with the industry’s top talent.

A cinematic showcase

The Newcastle International Film Festival will be showcasing films from across the world, including several World and UK premieres of highly anticipated films as well as an incredible selection of short films for people of all ages.

The Victorems Awards

The Victorems will be awarded at a star studded ceremony in the centre of Newcastle, recognising filmmakers, actors and creative talent covering all aspects of film, including Best Film and Best Actor.

Celebrating Cinema

The North East of England plays host to a series of exciting movie related events, from discussions with Get Carter director Mike Hodges and Our Friends in the North screenwriter Peter Flannery to in depth discussions of the role of women in film, both behind and in front of the camera.

In addition to the festival selected films:

A selection of new North East narrative films and documentaries;

World premiere of Candida Brady’s Urban & the Shed Crew starring The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage;

A selection of films featuring issues of race, gender, sexuality and disability;

A selection of exclusive horror films and shorts as part of our ‘Fright Night’, with an exclusive world 1st opportunity to meet and engage in a Question & Answer session with the legendary Neil Marshall director of The Descent, Dog Soldiers and Hellboy along with a special 50th anniversary midnight screening of Night of the Living Dead;

'Where the Stars Meet the Stars (delivered by the region’s very own Gary Fildes, author of An Astronomer’s Tale);

An exclusive filmmakers’ hub where filmmakers can network, connect and work.

Where do Newcastle Film Festival screenings take place?

Screenings will take place in venues across the city and Gateshead, from cinemas to more unique venues. Venues include Tyneside Cinema, The Side, VUE Gateshead, Cineworld, Cluny 2, The Mining Institure, Gateshead College, The Biscuit Factory and the Holy Biscuit. A full map of the festival’s venues will be released alongside the programme in early March.

To find out more on the festival, our wonderful events, discounts and ticket ranges, visit our Newcastle HQ in Central Arcade, open 10:00-18:00 7 days a week.

Opening Times

Newcastle Film Festival (29 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018)

Guide Prices

Tickets between £15.70 – £30.82



Map & Directions


Thursday, 29th March 2018 - Thursday, 29th March 2018

NIFF Opening Ceremony: Get Carter, Director Q&A and after party
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