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Northern Lights

With a stylish makeover the Northern Lights Film Festival (NLFF, Nov 14-23, 2006) is a must visit if you are a film fanatic in the north east of England.

The Newcastle-based festival features the biggest short film award in the UK, and a progressive programming remit that features local and international talent. Unfortunate I have an event clash and can’t make it (I was to quiz filmmaker Richard Fenwick as part of his retrospective at the event). Highlights besides Fenwick’s new work, The Box, include an Aki Kaurismäki thread, and Addictive TV (who’ve just regained their crown as DJ Mag’s #1 World’s best VJs) remixing the film classic Get Carter, in Jack’s Back. The event will take place in the restored Old Town Hall on Thursday 16 November.

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