Our North: A Season of Films Celebrating Northern-ness

Our North is Film Hub North’s annual season of film – a chance to explore Northern-ness, what it means to be Northern and how this is represented through the moving image.

For its inaugural edition, Our North focuses on the writers that have been instrumental in bringing Northern voices to wider audiences. The core programme features productions written by key Northern figures such as Jim Allen (Manchester), Shelagh Delaney (Salford), Andrea Dunbar (Bradford) and Barry Hines (South Yorkshire). Spanning television, short and feature filmmaking, and showcasing a variety of voice and genre, the programme offers plural visions of life in the region.

Screening with all of this filsm in this season will be film short Our North: Our Heritage

Our North: Our Heritage
Dir Various/GB 2018/3 mins
Our North: Our Heritage is a short film celebrating the North as captured on film over the past 120 years. The short film draws on content from North West, Yorkshire and the North East Film Archive collections and will screen before several films in the season.

Our North is presented by Film Hub North part of the BFI Film Audience Network awarding funds from The National Lottery. 

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Previously in this season


Screening as part of the Project and Survive: Nuclear nightmares on the big screen season

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The Arbor

A fascinating and moving documentary which explores the story of troubled British playwright, Andrea Dunbar. Artist turned director Clio Barnard uses personal accounts from Dunbar’s…

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar’s portrait of Thatcher’s Britain still resonates with its depiction of class inequality and troubled family lives which sees teenaged babysitters Rita…

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too Introduction & Panel discussion

This screening will be introduced by Adelle Stripe, whose debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, is inspired by Andrea Dunbar. Following the screening writer…

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Red, White and Zero

A portmanteau feature composed of three shorts: The White Bus – written by Shelagh Delaney, Red and Blue and Ride of the Valkyrie.

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City Not City

Through interviews with 24 people, City Not City takes you on a journey through Manchester.

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City Not City Introduction

This film will be introduced by directors Catherine Chanoux and Andre Milewski.

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