It is our great pleasure to give you the Tees Valley International Film Festival 2024! Attended by over 2000 people last year, TVIFF is the fastest growing and most innovative event in the British film festival network!

As well as showcasing and rewarding the finest short films by undiscovered filmmakers from across the globe, we held industry leading workshops, gala screenings which included Q&As with the Directors and Actors, there were seminars which featured several British TV A-listers including Robson Green, Mark Benton and Tim Healy. The four day festival was topped off by a glittering awards ceremony attended by over 500 people.

Based within the renowned ARC Arts Centre in the heart of Teesside, we are the only British film festival in a major town or city that has every festival event happening under one roof.

Being selected by TVIFF will give your work a lot more than just a digital image of a laurel wreath. We won't rest until we've given our selections the biggest platform and the brightest spotlight possible. Submitters will also have access to our groundbreaking short film funding initiative: the TVIFF Scholarship. Check out our website for more details on that.

Check out our photos and read our five star reviews to get a better taste of what took place in 2022 and 2023. Also, please follow our FB, Twitter and Insta accounts @theTVIFF to keep in touch with what's coming up this year because, believe us, the Tees Valley International Film Festival is a film festival like no other.

Make It Happen!

Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Documentary
Best North East Film (Parmo D’Or)
Best First Time Film
Best Student Film
Best LGBTQ+ Film
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Film Shot on Smart Phone

Films must’ve been made within five years of the festival date.
Films must be not more than 20 minutes in duration
Documentaries must not be more than 100 minutes in duration
Films shot with a phone must’ve been filmed, edited and produced entirely on a smart phone.
Best North East Film entires must be made by a person or group who currently live in the North East of England.

Overall Rating
  • Philip Martin

    Had my reservations at first about the claim that this was the greatest film festival in the history of the universe, but what do you know, it turned out to be true!!!
    Fabulous event, although I only managed to make the eve of the awards ceremony, but I got to watch some brilliant shorts in our category.
    Excellent hosting by Michael, and just everything was so professional, welcoming, and well put together, which I appreciate must have taken so much work and effort to everyone involved.
    Look forward to 2024's event for sure!

    January 2024
  • Nadine Wilson

    Thank you so much for selecting Wuss for your festival. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there but I could see the buzz of the festival going on via social media and it looked amazing. Your communication was absolutely great throughout, friendly and efficient. Thank you for giving Wuss an honourable mention too! We were really proud to be included and would definitely enter again.

    November 2023
  • Ryan Paige

    Wow! What a brilliant film festival that really deserves the highest rating in all areas. There's so many film festivals who make it their aim to provide a fantastic, welcoming experience focused especially upon the filmmakers, and these festivals sometimes struggle to deliver upon that mission statement (I can imagine, it's no easy feat!) however Michael and his team at TVIFF succeeded with this brilliantly and made it all look very easy. Added kudos to the team given that TVIFF is still in its infancy but was so smooth, professional and engaging as an experience both in person but also in terms of the correspondence ahead of and after the festival as well as the updates provided over the socials. A notable highlight from the closing gala were the monologues which not only were a really charming touch but also, it was great to see a range of talent deliver such eclectic pieces. Continued congrats on providing an evening that went without a hitch and we cannot wait to see future TVIFFs!

    November 2023
  • Paul Stainthorpe

    Thank you Tees Valley International Film Festival for selecting 'Big Smooth' as best documentary. We really enjoyed ourselves at this festival. Great communication and a good networking opportunity. Highly recommended. Hopefully see you guys in 2024!

    November 2023
  • Steve Ramsden

    What a wonderful festival! It was a real pleasure to screen our local thriller "Pay Back" here and meet the friendliest bunch of filmmakers you could imagine. Great event, great talks, great networking. We will be back!

    November 2023