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The Whitley Bay Film Festival is a community based event that celebrates film, art, culture and our local heritage. Many volunteers have been involved in organising and delivering the festival over the years, without whom it would never have been possible.

We are always looking for volunteers, ideas, support and community involvement. If you fancy getting involved we'd love to hear from you.

Please get in contact by email -

Festival team awarded the Whitley Bay Town Cup 2016 (Photo credit Kevin Harrison).

If you're interested in supporting the festival in any way, please get in contact by email at .


Special thanks to North Tyneside Council and our official media partners BBC Newcastle


Thanks to the following who have been involved over the years :

Ian La Frenais, Chris Phipps, North Tyneside Council, BBC Newcastle, Simon Fitzpatrick, Paul Harvey, Carol Lynn, Russ Bestley, Sarah Dryden, Steve Bishop, Chris Bishop, Adam Kelsey (St Mary's Lighthouse), Ann and the committee at Tynemouth Priory Theatre,  Lucy Harland, Dave Harland, Emma Norris, Carol Alevroyianni, Mick Farwell, Kath Farwell, Barry Bell, Richard Pearson, Stella Hall, Paul Stokes, Debby Raven, Sue Collier, Darren Taylor (BBC), Lesley Fraser (BBC Archive),  The Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Alan Butland, Joanne Johnson, Riikka Heiskanen, Tiz Weepers and family (Rendezvous Cafe), Steve Brown, Andy Eardley, Oran Milstein,  Emma Thomas, Seaton Delaval Hall, Paul Brown, The Crescent Club, Brendan Murphy, Graham Hardy,  Karen Knox, Duika Burges Watson, Sarah Lea, Sevrin Lea, Dave Turnbull, David Shaw, Peter Mortimer, Walter Young, Julia Vickers and family, Elizabeth Maynard, John Spicer, Sarah Lough, Mandy Cheetham, Richard Broderick, Chris Maynard, Steve Daggett, Cloudy Manningham, Emma Patterson, Kirstie Mackin, Annie Hodgkiss, Carol Brierley, Ryan Siddall, Ken Richardson, Victoria Watson, Cloud Nine, John Spicer, Chris Groom, John Oswell, Iain Heslop, Duncan Flint, Will Crerar, Jean Cubbin, Dave Wisdom, Alizon Bennet, Julia and Brian Fearing, The Crack, NARC,  the CTBF, Northern Film Hub, all the local business's, individuals and volunteers who have supported the festival.

actually too many to know who you are                                                     


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