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Friday 19
Script Factory Meets Juliet McKoen and Mark Lavender
Delegate Dinner

Saturday 20
What's The Story Northern Glory?
That First Feature
Single Currency?
Digital Projections
No Sleep Till Bedtime

Sunday 21
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - The Recovery Breakfast

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The 1st Northern Lights Film Summit

During last year’s festival six short films were made as part of a UK/Estonian production challenge. This year we will be back filming in Gateshead (see Time For Bed) and we are also hosting our first network Summit for European and regional producers, directors, funders, distributors and exhibitors to discuss some of the issues around the making of feature films in Northern Europe today.

We also host the first visits to the region by the highly acclaimed Script Factory, present a showcase of the work of the Shooting People network with FNA Films and launch Short Change?, a session for filmmakers and students to debate the making of and the purpose of short films.
Image from Fender Bender by Daniel Elliott.

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st November
at the Miners Institute, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Delegate Pass £30.00/£15.00 concessions. Includes all summit sessions, food and 50% off tickets for NLFF screenings. Book your place now: Call 0191 261 7674.

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Friday 19 November

Script Factory Meets Juliet McKoen And Mark Lavender
Friday 19 November, 4.00pm,
Tyneside Cinema
Plus screening of Frozen.

Delegate Dinner
Friday 19 November, 7.30pm, TBC

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Saturday 20 November

What's The Story Northern Glory?
Saturday 20 November, 10.15am, Miners Institute
The Summit asks if there is a shared ‘Northern’ European style or storytelling aesthetic, what have we all got in common and what divides us?

That First Feature
Saturday 20 November, 11.30am, Miners Institute
Recent feature-film debutantes and their producers talk about the process, the pressures and how to avoid being in the 90% of filmmakers whose first feature is their last.

Single Currency?
Saturday 20 November, 2.30pm, Miners Institute
Are European finance partnerships the way forward or are they too complex to be worth the effort? Leading producers and European funders discuss the opportunities and issues around future feature-making.

Digital Projections
Saturday 20 November, 4.00pm, Miners Institute
Will new technology make any real difference to how European features are made and seen in the future? Expert commentators from exhibition, distribution, UKFC, internet-distribution and the BBC gaze into the crystal ball.

No Sleep Till Bedtime
Saturday 20 November, 10.00pm, Tyneside Cinema
Screening of the Northern Lights challenge films 2004 and production wrap party.

Visit the photography gallery from the Time for Bed film shoot

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Sunday 21 November

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Sunday 21 November, 10.30am,
The Hilton Hotel, NewcastleGateshead
The recovery network breakfast.

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Thursday 18 - Thursday 25 November 2004
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