Neil Young’s Film Lounge – The 2nd Sunderland Film Festival

2nd Sunderland Film Festival

21st-28th January 2005

email Neil Young for details

After the success of the inaugural event in late 2004, the 2nd Sunderland Film Festival (SFF) takes everything to a whole new level. The SFF has a new home: the CineWorld multiplex cinema in the heart of Sunderland’s city centre.

The long-awaited return of cinema to Sunderland will enable the festival to introduce local audiences to over 20 feature films, with several North Eastern and UK premieres, and an an exciting range of guests.


The City of No Limits (Spain) acclaimed thriller
The Consequences of Love (Italy) one of the hits of Cannes 2004
Daybreak (Sweden) winner of the Silver Bear, Berlin 2004
The Door in the Floor (USA) starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger, based on a John Irving Novel
Head-On (Germany) winner of the Golden Bear, Berlin 2004
House of the Tiger King (Sweden/UK) one of the hits of Edinburgh Film Festival 2004
Maria Full of Grace (USA/Colombia) Oscar-tipped drama
Mean Creek (USA) the breakout hit of Sundance Film Festival 2004
Palindromes (USA) the latest from ultra-controversial Todd Solondz
Shall We Dance? (USA) starring Jennifer Lopez, Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon
Somersault (Australia) swept the board in unprecedented style at the recent Australian Film Awards
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (USA) the TV legend’s big-screen debut!
The Woodsman (USA) starring Oscar-touted Kevin Bacon
The Yes Men (USA) if you like Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock and Chris Morris…


The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
Kes (1970)
Shakespeare In Love (1996) – to be introduced by the film’s Sunderland-born Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt

This year sees the introduction of a new short-film competition designed to unleash the movie-making potential of people in and around the Sunderland area – and far, far beyond: entries will be accepted from anywhere in the world.

For details of the short film competition e-mail Matt Wragg.

All this in addition to the successful elements from the first event: a Bollywood extravaganza, plus workshops and talks from major industry names.

To find out more about the SFF:

call Neil Young on 07967 606831 or e-mail

We are also on the lookout for anyone who wants to help with the festival organisation, or who can assist with sponsorship!