Hull 2017 marks the start of December with more than 10 days of music, art installations, performance and provocations with the title Substance (29 November - 10 December) celebrating this City of Culture year and exploring the culture, creativity and the future of the North.
As part of Substance, Substance Film Festival - curated by Aesthetica Magazine with support from Hull Independent Cinema will show sixteen films centred on the theme of Industry. Innovation. Change and will run from Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 December at Vue Cinema Princes Quay, Hull.
The film programme, taking its inspiration from the northern landscape, explores the themes through four strands: Award Winning Films, Place is a State of Mind, Human Stories and Complex Relationships.
A host of film makers are set to attend the festival to feature in post screening discussions to further explore the one central question - what does it mean to be Northern in a globalised world?
Robert Hackett will be attending the festival with his award-winning NIGHT MAIL PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING and BBC writersroom Future Talent Award winner Hannah Pike is bringing her first short film HIT & RUN as part of the Human Stories strand.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ruth Grimberg will bring SOME WILL FORGE alongside the BAFTA nominated Chris Shepherd with his film THE RINGER both of which are featuring in the Complex Relationships strand. Film makers Ashley Dean, Harry Sherriff and Ismar Badzic are confirmed to attend the festival too.
The festival will also showcase work by Italian master of music and image Tommaso Pitta, Oscar-winning Irish director Benjamin Cleary, and Hamburg-based Joschka Laukeninks who shot commercials for Samsung, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.