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Join us for an evening of special guests, dinner, drinks, entertainment, awards and glamour at our VIP red carpet NEIFF Closing Awards Gala

About this event

The inaugural North East International Film Festival Closing Awards Gala will begin at 7pm in the gallery with welcome drinks, media and networking opportunities and musical entertainment provided by Ruth Lyon of Holy Moly & The Crackers. Ruth recently finished a residency at The Sage and is BBC In The North East hot tip for 2021. She is an Ambassador for Attitude is Everything, a national charity that improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music and an Ambassador for Featured Artist Coalition.

After welcome drinks, guests will be taken down to the beautiful Biscuit Room where they will be seated for a three course artisan meal (with a choice of 2 dishes per course), locally bottled water provided by our drinks sponsors Northumbria Spring and a half bottle of table wine per guest (red or white).

Custom-made awards trophies sponsored by our partners, Northumbria University, will be presented to our winning filmmakers throughout the evening and locally renowned crooner, Jason Isaacs will sing us in to the evening with Rat Pack classics so bring your dancing shoes! Jason has previously played with Blue Lou of the Blues Brothers and sang with Tony Bennet at an Emmy Awards party.

This promises to be a truly unforgettable evening and we want to share it with you! Come and help us celebrate and honour some incredible international and local talent and put the North East filming industry back on the map!