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9 June 2024 - 14 June 2024

11:00AM - 11:00PM

Various locations around Durham - see itinerary below for more information.

  • From £16 for a full week ticket, or from £5 for individual events

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Durham Film Festival is back for 2024 with an exciting itinerary of screenings, workshops and other events across the city from Sunday 9 June to Friday 14 June.

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A student filming outside of Durham University's Palatine Centre

The event is the only film festival in Durham and is run by students, for students, in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI). It will feature films from the UK to Hong Kong, judged by BFI-appointed London Short Film Festival Artistic Director Phil Ilson. This year, the organisers have expanded the number of events but have aimed to keep the price accessible to all students, with discounted entry for North East students. 

Day and time Event Description Location
Sunday 9 June-Tuesday 11 June 48-hour Film Challenge A chance for students to learn camera skills over 48hrs with the best entries shown throughout the week.  Starts at Elvet Riverside
Tuesday 11 June, 7:30pm-10:00pm Student Short Film Screening A selection of student short films judged by BFI appointed Artistic Director of the London Short Film Festival Phil Ilson. Durham Town Hall
Wednesday 12 June, 7pm-11pm Film Social A relaxed evening with a film-based pub quiz and the chance to watch films from the 48-hour challenge TBC
Thursday 13 June, 9pm-11pm Open-Air Projector Screening In conjunction with Hild Bede Film society, a screening of a student-voted classic film whilst making the most of the summer weather outside. Hild Bede College Lawn
Friday 14 June, 7.30pm-10pm Cine Concert with Live Orchestra In collaboration with the Hill Orchestra a compilation of famous film medleys will be played with film scenes shown in tandem. Durham Masonic Hall




From £16 for a full week ticket, or from £5 for individual events

See website for further details