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Durham Film Festival is back for 2024 with events across the city next week, offering entertainment for all and a platform for student filmmakers.

This year's event will be bigger and better than ever, with an expanded itinerary of screenings, workshops and other events at various locations around the city from Sunday 9 June to Friday 14 June. 


This year's events will include a 48-hour Film Challenge, in which students can learn camera skills with the best entries shown throughout the week, a screening and judging of a selection of student films submitted in advance, a relaxed social evening with a pub quiz and the chance to watch films from the 48-hour challenge and an open-air projector screening of a classic film, selected by student votes.


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. Entry fees start from £5 for individual events or from £16 for a full week's ticket.


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