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The 24th Great Northern Festival will be held on 30th November to
2nd December 2018
The Great Northern Audio Visual Festival is held on the first weekend in December
every year. It is a weekend of Entertainment, Competition and Learning for all Audio
Visual enthusiasts. Including :-
The Great Northern Competition
The New Horizons Competition
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The Judges will be looking for the best use of all elements of sound
that have been blended together creatively by the Author
to produce a soundtrack that compliments and enhances the Sequence
In order to encourage newcomers and the less experienced AV worker to enter and attend
the Festival The New Horizons Competition is a restricted category for those authors
who have not previously won awards in a major competition. Authors will be given
verbal feedback on the day from the Judges and written feedback after the Competition.
New Horizons Competition
The main competition is open to all residents of Great Britain, including Northern & Southern Ireland, and overseas residents if they are attending.
Great Northern Competition
The 'New Horizons' Audio Visual Competition
is open to entrants who have NOT received any award (1st, 2nd, 3rd, HC, C or Special
Category) in ANY National or International OPENlevel Audio Visual Competition or
have NOT received First Place in a Restricted Category National or International
Both Author and all Co-Authors must meet the eligibility Criteria.
Maximum Duration for a New Horizons Entry is 09 Mins 00 Secs
Friday Evening Guest Speaker - Mood & Music
Judith Kimber DPAGB/AV LIPF BA MA ARCM MTD CRE
Judith has been a secondary school music teacher for thirty years. For the last sixteen
of those, Head of Music at Strathearn School in Belfast, her home city. Judith’s
own main instrument is the piano, but her real love is teaching class music, from
composing theme tunes for cartoon characters with eleven-year-olds to studying Baroque
oratorio and forties jazz with A level students, and everything in between.
She has been taking photographs seriously for the last five years, and learnt a huge
amount since joining Bangor and North Down Camera Club.
Her friends and mentors there also introduced her to the art of AV, and she found
this medium attractive from the start because it offers such great opportunities
for combining music and photography. She particularly enjoys composing music for
her own AV’s.
Judith won the Great Northern Competition in 2017 with ‘Matthew Loney’s Miracle’.
She has also won the NIPA & IPF Festivals and gained her DPAGB/AV in May 2018.
Judith will talk about ‘Mood & Music’ and will demonstrate how music creates the
mood and atmosphere within an AV.
This is a talk not to be missed and will be of interest to AV workers, Film makers
and music lovers
For supporting The 24th Great Northern Festival we are extremely grateful to :-