The Capital of the North East of England
The Newcastle International Film Festival takes place in the Capital of the North East of England, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, an historic city with an ancient history, surrounded by beautiful coastline, fields of gold and medieval castles
A CITY OF CULTURE
The North East of England has a regional population of 2.61 million people, with it’s capital Newcastle-upon-Tyne considered one of the most vibrant cities in the World, previously voted in the top five of the most ‘fun’ cities to visit.
Known across the World for their warmth and hospitality, the people of the North East will always offer you a heartfelt warm welcome. Natives of Newcastle known as Geordies have played host to many exceptional events covering music, film and sport. It is of course the starting point too of the world’s largest and most favoured half marathon ‘The Great North Run’. The region itself captures all that is wonderful about human values and its capital is a city of sanctuary, offering a safe haven for those in need as well as a variety of opportunities for those wishing to attain at the highest level across education, the arts, culture and business.