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Running time:1hr 21mins

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 Student Film Award.

Hymn and Her

An original musical short film that tells the story of Elle, a young woman who must come to terms with the loss of her best friend Lily and find the courage to deliver her speech at the funeral with the help of Lily’s grieving boyfriend, Jeremy.

Dir: Adam Nightingale

The Intricate Innards of Human Beings

Jen is an out of luck woman in a job where the workers hate her, she is a reader of a comic book called ‘The Intricate Innards of Human Beings’ after being left out of plans once again she ends up meeting her idol and a friendship blossoms.

Dir: Kyle James Flynn

A Story of Love and Inter-Planetary Warfare

An alien, living on Earth after leaving his responsibilities in a war back home, falls in love on his last night on the planet.

Dir: Robbie Tweedale


Canoodle is a short dystopian comedy film, loosely based on the fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk. It follows Jock, a cowardly man who must attempt to buy weed for the first time in order to prevent his housemate Maria, from entering a coma like state.

Dir: George Cuthbert


After finding the dead body of a man, Cain experiences a nightmare that slowly turns into his reality. Will he confront his fears or will he let them consume him?

Dir: Rory Norton

The Confession

A convicted murder attends confession in Prison with a Priest. But what he says leaves more questions unanswered.

Dir: Siobhan Kayley

Total running time: 1hr 21mins

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

  • Seating accessibility information


    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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    ARC’s theatre and dance performances are priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

    We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at ARC, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.

    Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

    All money collected will help ARC pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.

    Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash on the door or by card at the Box Office.