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About Us

Our Story

Founded in 2019 by the now Head of Cinema at Dundee’s DCA, David Nixon, our annual festival is a true celebration of cinema that unites communities and showcases the best of both contemporary and classic films.

Join us as we continue to weave the cinematic tapestry of the Tyne Valley, bringing people together, fostering a love for film, and creating memories.

At the Tyne Valley Film Festival, community and collaboration is at the core of our mission. We believe in the power of film to connect, inspire, and create lasting memories. We are thrilled to have partnered with numerous community organisations over the years, from village hall film clubs to esteemed cultural institutions. 

Welcome to Tyne Valley Film Festival

Tyne Valley Film Festival is led by the Forum Cinema Hexham

Having first opened its doors in 1937, the Forum Cinema is now Northumberland's only remaining full-time independent cinema. Located in the heart of Hexham, The Forum strives to create community through cinema with screenings of blockbuster hits, independent gems, live theatre and much more.

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Tyne Valley Film Festival is supported by Film Hub North

With National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network

Meet the Team

The Tyne Valley Film Festival is programmed, organised and delivered by a small team from The Forum Cinema Hexham with the help of many fantastic volunteers and staff members throughout the region

Festival Partners

Allendale Film Club

Andrew Coulson Estate Agents

Chrysalis Club Tynedale

Core Music CIC

Elsdon Film Club

Forum Books

Forum Cinema Champions

Fuse Cinema Prudhoe

Gateway into the Community

Hexham Abbey

Haltwhistle Film Project

Hexham Book Festival

Hexham Community Centre

Hexham Town Council

Hexham Town Twinning Association

Humshaugh Arts Programme

Newbrough Film Club

Newton & Bywell Film Club

North East & Yorkshire Film Archive

Northumberland National Park

Ovingham Reading Room

Queen's Hall Arts Centre

Ryton Cross Community Cinema

Slaley Film Club

Tarset First Friday Film Club

The Tannery Hexham

The Hearth Arts Centre

The Moot Hall

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership

Tyneside Cinema

Wylam Community Cinema

Yorkshire & North East Film Archive

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