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Northern Film School announced as Harrogate Film Festival partner for second year

We are proud to announce that Leeds Beckett University’s Northern Film School is again the official education partner for the Harrogate Film Festival in 2021.

Harrogate Film Festival + Northern Film School

Harrogate Film Festival has announced its ever-growing independent filmmakers’ competition and annual workshops will be back for 2021 available both online – and if Government guidelines at the time allow – safely in person.

The global independent filmmaker’s competition, recently voted as one of the “Top 100 worldwide” by filmmakers, has ten screenings on offer, including short films with Drama, Comedy, Horror, Romance and Documentary all on the bill.

With over 500 submissions from 70 countries submitted this year alone, the Festival expects the competition to be eagerly anticipated among film lovers as it showcases the next generation of talent across the globe. 

This will again be supported by the Northern Film School who for the second year in a row will be supporting the development of the festival's educational and community engagement initiatives.

Annabelle Pangborn, Head of Subject for Film has said: 

“We are thrilled to once again work in partnership with The Harrogate Film Festival following last year’s success. 

“The partnership has already proved to be a wonderful platform for budding filmmakers to exhibit the latest in innovation across the industry as well as network with industry professionals.  

“It’s also a great opportunity for us to showcase the talent here at the Northern Film School as we continue to help develop filmmakers of the future.”

The partnership, now in its second year, comes just as the university is due to open its new £80 million-pound Leeds School of Arts development in the heart of the city where the Northern Film School will be housed."

The Festival, now a staple in Harrogate’s cultural calendar, also welcomes back other partners including Raworths Solicitors, Everyman Cinemas and many more to develop community engagement initiatives, events and education.
Adam Chandler, Managing Director of the Festival said, “New cinema has been hard to come by over the last few months, so we’re delighted to be able to bring new independent cinema to Harrogate once again in March – both online and hopefully socially distanced in person.”

“We also have a raft of new and exciting events to announce soon. I’d also like to thank all our partners for supporting us again in 2021 – it’s been a challenging year for everyone - we can’t wait to bring you something a little bit different.”

Further Information

For more details visit the Harrogate Film Festival website.

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