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Running time: 1hr 23mins

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 films for inclusion in the festival. From the hundreds of entries we received, the following films have been nominated for the Best Documentary Award.


Dir: Hazel Falck

Three weeks on, three weeks off. Offshore brings together oil workers’ unique perspectives on the coming energy transition and explores what climate justice really looks like for workers and communities around the UK North Sea. The film looks at how communities and regions have been impacted by past industrial decline, the risks workers face in an increasingly precarious industry and how they can organise for the future.


Lily is only 17 and lives and breathes Falconry. A lifelong journey and a bond created through nothing but love and trust. Falconry has given Lily a purpose in life, and the film captures her personal growth as she develops her skills to care for Sid. Watch Lily catch her first kill, paint a watercolour and prepare hand-made lures, all for her love of Sid.

Dir: Dan Prince

The Stevie Project

A story about one family’s experience with learning disability that does not shy away from reality. The condition is Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare disorder that affects 16-year-old Stevie – daughter of Ange and Joe, brother of Arlo.

Dir: Arlo Taylor-Osmond

100 of the Best

This short documentary is about the launch of multi-award-winning writer Paul Hodgson’s new book ‘100 of the Best’, held at the Darlington FC Club Shop on 3rd November 2022.

Dir: Matt Bland

Total running time: 1hr 23mins

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

You can see the other films nominated for this year’s Best Documentary Award in Screening of TVIFF Short Film Selections – Documentary (Block 2)

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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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