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2008 sees the Northern Lights Film Festival broaden its scope. Previously focussing on films from northern Europe, the Newcastle and Gateshead based event has branched out to include films from across the globe this year. They aim to pick films from up and coming filmmakers and to encourage new talent - and there are plenty of inclusions from these shores this year, including Helen. In order to further boost young talent they are also running a national competition - Moxie Makes A Pitch - which will green light a feature film through pubic vote.
In addition to the features listed below, there is an additional shorts programme.
The festival has also welcomed a new director, Brian Gordon, this year, who aims to build "the Northern Lights Film Festival into one of the most highly anticipated film festivals in the UK and the rest of the world".
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Examination of the influential group of LA-based session musicians who worked alongside many of the greats, including Elvis Presley and The Byrds.
Troma-esque weirdness as a vegan invents a vehicle more reminiscent of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. Minus the crap Broadway songs, of course.
Award-winning short filmmaker makes his feature debut with a story of fractured relationships.
Rural Wales faces change from all sides as the population ages.
A missing girl's police reconstruction prompts her proxy to fill in the psychological gaps in herself.
Intimate portrait of the icon.
Uplifting tale about an airport janitor who spins stories for street kids after being mistaken by them for a pilot.
Personal photograph album becomes the basis for an unconventionally told romance.
After a spoiled, rich kid hosts a party, unexpected guests bring tensions to boiling point.
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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