After the successful inaugural event in 2019, Forum Cinema Hexham are proud to present the second Tyne Valley Film Festival, a community programmed film festival which brings together rural film clubs, venues and community organisations for a celebration of film.
The eclectic community-chosen programme includes films from a total of nine countries including Iceland, Australia, Serbia, German and France, as well as films from every decade between 1910-2020 - a century of film! The majority of screenings will take place at Forum Cinema Hexham but Tyne Valley Film Festival will span across the entire Tyne Valley, starting in Ryton and ending in Haltwhistle, with screenings at unique venues such as Ye Old Cross Inn (Ryton), Wylam Institute, Fuse Cinema Prudhoe, Forum Books (Corbridge), Tarset Village Hall, Allendale Village Hall, Hexham Abbey, The Vault (Hexham), Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham Community Centre, General Havelock Inn, and Haltwhistle Train Station.
Opening the festival at the Forum Cinema Hexham on 19th March, in collaboration with Hexham Book Festival and Northumberland Libraries, is a talk by award-winning author Horatio Clare. Horatio will talk about his latest novel Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North, followed by a screening of Chasing Ice, a visually stunning documentary which follows the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to publicise the effects of climate change in the Arctic.