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Substance Film Festival: Award-Winning Films

01/12/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

£4 – £10

Substance Film Festival presents: Award-Winning Films
Fri 1 Dec | 7:30pm | Vue Cinema Hull | 12+ | 90 mins | £4

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Industry. Innovation. Change.

Substance Film Festival presents 16 short films taking inspiration from the northern landscape explored through four strands over four evenings: Award Winning Films, Place is a State of Mind, Human Stories and Complex Relationships.

Film is a mechanism through which to connect, engage and celebrate with all things northern. From narratives based in inner-city neighbourhoods, to stories that draw parallels with other countries, these unique screenings offer personal perspectives in a universal world. Be inspired by the breadth of emotions, be humbled by each film’s cultural resonance and leave with the notion that land is more than a geographical location; it’s a hive of activity, a platform of creativity and a state of mind. The question arises: what does it mean to be Northern in a globalised world?

Substance Film Festival: Award Winning Films is a programme of films that looks at some of the Winners from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival from Best Drama and Best Documentary to Best Comedy and Best Music Video. Some of these films have gone on to win Oscars and BAFTAs. A delightful programme of shorts all with connections to the North of England.

Included in the programme:

    Dir Fabio Palmieri | Italy | 2015 | 9 mins | Documentary

    Each year 40, 000 people try to enter Europe. They flee from war, persecution and poverty. Since the ways by land have been interrupted, they board overloaded vessels and face a dangerous and often deadly voyage across the Mediterranean.

    Dir Tommaso Pitta | UK | 2015 | 18 mins | Comedy

    Ted, 9-years-old, is the clumsiest boy in the world. Desperately searching for his vocation, he cannot find anything he is good at. The breakthrough arrives the day his father comes home with an old monstrous piano. Ted has the revelation: he will become the next Mozart. Based on the short story ‘Every Good Boy’ by David Nicholls.

    Dir Benjamin Cleary | UK/Ireland | 2015 | 13 mins | Drama

    A man with a debilitating speech problem must face his worst fear.

    Dir Robert Hackett | UK | 2013 | 3 mins | Music Video

    Shot at night, this promo is characterised by images from the original Night Mail GPO Film unit film featuring WH Auden’s poem, projected onto a disused train station.

Each Substance Film Festival programme will include a hosted Q&A and panel discussion around the theme of the film programme with the filmmakers and special guests. Guests for Substance Film Festival: Award-Winning Films include director of NIGHT MAIL – PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, Robert Hackett. Other guests to be announced.

Substance Film Festival is curated by BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival with support from Hull Independent Cinema.


Substance is a new festival celebrating the culture, creativity and future of the North.

Creative visionaries, mavericks and the next generation of artistic iconoclasts descend on Hull to ask questions about the future of arts and culture and the role they play in places like Hull.

Does arts-led regeneration exist? What exactly are the creative industries? Has the digital revolution democratised arts and are we all curators now? And most importantly, what happened in the past 11 months and what does it mean for the future?

Venues across Hull city centre play host to discussions, film screenings, debates, unique installations and the next generation of artworks and performances.

Substance is presented by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and takes place in early December 2017.

Programme details

Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.

7:30pm: Programme starts

9:30pm: Programme ends

Tickets terms and conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.

** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door. 


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£4 – £10
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City of Culture 2017
Hull Independent Cinema


Vue Hull Princes Quay
Top Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Hull, HU1 2PQ United Kingdom
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