Leeds Beckett University’s Northern Film School has been announced as a key partner of an independent festival which showcases the next generation of talent across the globe.
The Harrogate Film Festival has hopes to become one of the country’s most exciting events on the festival circuit following continued success in its first three years.
An exciting line-up ranging from short film competitions to an evening with actor and presenter Brian Blessed has been released as part of the 2020 programme in March next year.
Now, it has been unveiled that The Northern Film School will work closely with the festival to develop its educational and community engagement initiatives as a partner for the first time.
The partnership comes just as the university is nearing completion of a new £80 million-pound Leeds School of Arts development in the heart of the city.
Adam, Managing Director of the festival, has spoken of his delight after agreeing a partnership to help develop educational elements of the event in collaboration with the university’s film school.
Harrogate Film Festival is this year expanding and will be held over 10 days across numerous different venues in the spa town.
An eagerly anticipated part of the festival is the independent filmmaker’s competition which has seen more than 1,500 submissions from over 60 countries over the last three years.