It is our great pleasure to give you the Tees Valley International Film Festival 2023!

TVIFF arrived with a bang last year and knocked the socks of the British film festival network with an event like no other. As well as showcasing and rewarding the finest short films by undiscovered filmmakers from across the globe, we held industry leading workshops, we had gala screenings which included Q&As with the Directors and Actors, there were seminars which featured several British TV A-listers including Mark Benton and Tim Healy and 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. We also have affiliations with a plethora of production companies, theatrical agents, top level industry professionals, Teesside University, other film festivals in the UK and US and even the BBC and our word is our bond. 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.

Check out our photos and read our five star reviews to get a better taste of what took place in 2022. Also, please follow our FB, Twitter and Insta accounts @TVIFF2023 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 two 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
  • Marie Lovell

    This was such a wonderful event. The experience of entering our film was so supportive ( and a group comprised entirely of first-time film-makers).

    November 2022
  • Beatrice Benedek

    It has been a real pleasure and honour to attend Tees Valley International Film Festival! We're very grateful for having been nominated from such a large pool of submissions. My team and I felt incredibly welcomed, we enjoyed the networking opportunities, especially connecting with fellow filmmakers from the North-East! We're excited to see what the future holds for TVIFF and hope to attend, either as nominees and/or regular participants next year! Thank you again for all the work and dedication and hospitality of the TVIFF team!

    November 2022
  • A lovely festival and one of our crew members was able to attend and loved it! Thank you for not only including 'Cat and Moth' in your 2022 line-up, but awarding it 'Best Animation'. The process was smooth and easy, and communication was great, I would definitely submit again in the future!

    November 2022
  • Dann Kharsa

    I was lucky enough to have attend the very first TVIFF. It was incredible Michael and the rest of the TVIFF were very supportive and welcoming. One of my favourite festivals so far, I can’t wait to see where Michael and the team take the festival in the foreseeable.

    November 2022
  • Duncan Falconer

    I was pleased to be able to attend TVIFF in person when my film, Inhabit, showed in the horror and smartphone categories. The festival was well organised by Michael and his team, who care passionately about film and the arts in the Tees Valley area. There were many workshops with industry professionals for filmmakers and actors, and a monologue competition performed in front of a live audience that was very impressive.
    I went to the awards night, which also included a talk and Q&A with internationally renowned actors from the area.
    Communication with the festival before, during and after the festival was brilliant, with Michael never too busy to give advice and information when needed.
    My film has showed at quite a few festivals, and I can honestly say that the Tees Valley International Film Festival was right up there with the best. I look forward to entering again in the future and I’m excited to see this festival expand and become even more amazing in the future.

    November 2022