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The 24th
Great Northern Festival
will be held on
th November to

2nd  December 2018

PAGB Patronage 37/2017

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

Malcolm Imhoff  FRPS FACI(M)  (Chair)

Suzanne Gregory                                  Jeff Mansell  

        ARPS DPAGB                                               CPAGB

Malcolm Imhoff Suzanne Gregory Jeff Mansell

The Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy

for ‘The Most Creative Soundtrack’

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

Howard Gregory Memorial Trophy for the best creative soundtrack

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 OPEN level Audio Visual Competition or have NOT received First Place in a Restricted Category National or International Competition

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 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.

Judith Kimber

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 :-
PicturesToExe -
AKM Music - Royalty Free Music
Cannon Projectors

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain -
With PAGB Patronage - 2018-30