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The 25th
Great Northern Festival
will be held on
th November to

1st  December 2019

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.

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The Jury

Edgar Gibbs  FRPS MPAGB-AV AV-AFIAP  (Chair)

        Bev Tyrer                                          Alan Tyrer  

                                                        ARPS DPAGB-AV AV-AFIAP

Bev Tyrer Alan Tyrer

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

For supporting   The 25th Great Northern Festival   we are extremely grateful to :-
PicturesToExe -
PTE AV Studio
AKM Music - Royalty Free Music
Photographic Alliance of Great Britain -

Ken began making films back in 1968 at the age of 16. At first these were the usual family films then comedies, thrillers and animated films using plasticine. Disillusioned with the end product, Ken stopped for a while, then re-started and tried again. This happened three times until he met wife-to-be Carol in 1984 who encouraged him to make films once again. This was the fourth attempt to make quality films, hence the name, Phase 4.

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Entries Now Closed but you can still Book to Attend
Edgar Gibbs Ken & Carol Wilson - Phase 4 Films

Friday 29th November - Evening Speaker
Ken & Carol Wilson - Phase 4 Films

Over the past 35 years they have made many more films, winning awards in regional and national competitions, including thrillers, comedies, dramas and science fiction.  Starting their own business in 2004 making wedding videos as well as recording many other events, but writing, filming and editing Phase 4 Films remains very much a keen interest. Ken has written for the IAC’s Film and Video Maker magazine for over 15 years with regular articles coving all aspects of film making, including the trials and tribulations encountered in the process.

This is a talk not to be missed and
will be of interest to both AV workers and Film makers

Cannon Projectors

We have 54 Entries, 14 in the New Horizons and 40 in the Great Northern Competition.

This should provide a very interesting weekend Viewing.

The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union for kindly donating an L&CPU Gold Medal for the winner of the New Horizons