This years '10th anniversary' festival will run from 16th August to 1st September 2019

The Whitley Bay Film Festival was set up in 2010 by Primate Productions and a small group of people with a mission to stage something extraordinary in our seaside town. We put on screening events in a variety of locations, venues and spaces across Whitley Bay and beyond......read more

We are now looking for volunteers for this years festival. If you can give up a few hours in August we'd love to hear from you...read more

Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities ........read more

Back To The Bay artwork by Paul Harvey, WBFF 2015

Whitley Bay Film Festival 2019 10th anniversary is supported by: 

Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, North Tyneside Council, Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, Official media partners - BBC Newcastle.  

Thank you!

Festival Patron: Ian La Frenais. Festival team: Ema Lea (Festival Director), Simon Fitzpatrick (Assistant Director),, Cathy Sharp (Designer), Mick Sharp (Designer), James Manningham (Technical Manager), Gary Martin (Deputy Technical Manager), Malcolm Sinyard (Technical Assistant), Chris Phipps (Festival Moderator), Tracey Tofield, 

© 2019 Primate Productions Ltd