In 2010, The Whitley Bay Film Festival, which celebrates great films in great locations in Whitley Bay, wowed audiences with spectacular events including Jaws On The Beach, A Silent Film Night, and a Secret Cinema.
This year’s festival is set to make an even bigger impact on the north east with unique movie themed nights in even more iconic locations with ‘The Fog’ at St Mary’s Lighthouse and ‘King Kong’ in the Whitley Bay Spanish City Dome. Other venues include The Trojan Rooms and Pure Art Gallery.
With funding secured and TV legend Ian La Frenais once again acting as patron, the festival will build on the success of last year’s events with an extended ten day programme between 19th and 28th August 2011.
Artists’ film and video is strongly featured this year with the growth of ‘Arthouse’, and film, video work and installations will be sited in unusual locations around a three street radius in Whitley Bay: taking in homes and gardens, sheds and yards, back lanes, windows, a caravan and an ice cream van.
Lucy Harland, co-director of Primate Productions, the film production company behind the festival, said “Last year, the amount of support and help we received was fantastic, and we’re now looking for local businesses and people to help make this year’s event even better.”
Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade Chair, Karen Goldfinch, said “This gives visitors and residents yet another reason to visit our area, and see what a great place it is, with the added bonus of seeing one of the carefully chosen films on show.”
For more information including ticket details, prices, venues and box office locations, please see www.whitleybayfilmfestival.co.uk.