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Running time: 19 mins

Seating: Reserved

For the past year, the Tees Valley International Film Festival has been inviting independent filmmakers from all over the world to submit their short films for inclusion in the festival. From the hundreds of entries we received, the following films have been nominated for the Best Animation Award.

Remembering Nearfield Dir: Sean Alexander Carney
A wife and entrepreneur devoted to her family and business tragically loses everything as her health mysteriously declines. Why is she now abandoned by everyone and faced with an uncertain future? The answer is revealed through a series of startling events and a final, uncomfortable diagnosis.
The Illustrated History of The Parmo Dir: Scott Turnbull
Join us on a journey to discover the origins of the world-famous delicacy, ‘The Teesside Parmo’, a thrilling ride from the battlefields of Medieval England to the modern-day plight of this shy bird.
Wembley 98 Dir: Alex James Chilvers
An animation about my experience of watching Grimsby Town FC play in the Auto Windscreens Final at Wembley in 1998.

Dir: Cally Trench
Dancing is a very short animation film in which a bird appears, dances and departs. The Bird is based on a linocut print by Cally Trench. The sound, which was created using vocalisations and musical instruments, is a homage to Jacques Offenbach.

Lockie’s Gift
Dir: Kim McDermottroe
Silent stop motion animation where Lockie, an anthropomorphised hare in a plague mask and green coat opens a gift and makes a friend.

Lockie Looks Out
Dir: Kim McDermottroe
It’s Halloween and Lockie, an anthropomorphised hare in plague mask is busy putting the finishing touches on the pumpkin patch when he gets a fright.
Lockie Gets His Feathers Dir: Kim McDermottroe
A year after escaping his egg at Easter, The Lock Down Easter Bunny (Lockie), an anthropomorphised hare in a plague mask gets his feathers.

Total running time: 19mins

You can see all these films back-to-back in this block showing of the Tees Valley International Film Festival Best Animation Award-nominated short films.

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    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

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