<i>Tyneside Story</i>, film still, 1944. © North East Film Archive

Tyneside Story, film still, 1944. © North East Film Archive

Humphrey Jennings, The Silent Village, 1943. Courtesy BFI

Humphrey Jennings, The Silent Village, 1943. Courtesy BFI

Marc Karlin, A Dream from the Bath, 1985. Courtesy Marc Karlin Archive

Berwick Street Collective, Nightcleaners, 1975. Courtesy the artists and LUX, London

Pallavi Paul, Long Hair, Short Ideas, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Project 88, Mumbai

Haim Sokol, Testimony, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Madhusudhanan, The Marx Archive – Logic of Disappearance, 2014. Courtesy the artist

Dziga Vertov, Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbas, 1930. Courtesy Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Kyiv

Sergei Loznitsa, Revue, 2008. Courtesy New Wave Films

Marc Karlin, Utopias, 1989. Courtesy Marc Karlin Archive

Heorhii Shkliarevsky, Levels of Democracy, 1992. Courtesy Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Kyiv

Sergei Loznitsa, The Event, 2015. Courtesy Atoms & Void

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Someone is getting rich.), 2012. Courtesy the artist

Roee Rosen, Buried Alive Group Videos: Historical Joke #3, 2013. Courtesy the artist

Dan Perjovschi, <i>Shenzhen</i>, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Dan Perjovschi, Shenghen, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Hugo Canoilas, Revolution is also happiness, 2008. Courtesy the artist

Naeem Mohaiemen, United Red Army (The Young Man Was…, Part 1), 2012. Courtesy the artist

Eric Baudelaire, The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images, 2011. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

Eric Baudelaire, The Ugly One, 2013. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

George Orwell’s book The Road to Wigan Pier is the thematic framework for AV Festival 2016–2018. In 1936, Orwell spent two months living in the industrial North observing working-class life amidst growing social injustice, poverty and unemployment. The book is an analysis of English socialism, concluding that the basis of democratic socialism is equality and fairness. Mirroring the book's structure, AV Festival 2016 was Part One, with Part Two coming in March 2018.

Meanwhile Christmas is here, or nearly
20.12.2016

“The Socialist objective is not a society where everything comes right in the end, because kind old gentlemen give away turkeys. What are we aiming at, if not a society in which ‘charity’... more

Festival Evaluation Report Published
11.10.2016

The independent evaluation report of AV Festival 2016 by BOP Consulting is now published. AV Festival 2016 was the sixth edition of the biennial Festival of contemporary... more

Reimagine India Funding Success
05.08.2016

AV Festival is please to announce it has been awarded £98,823 from Arts Council England’s Reimagine India programme. We have been awarded funding to work with partners including... more

Thanks and Visitor Survey
31.03.2016

After a month of exhibitions, film screenings and special events the Festival is over and returns in 2018. If you attended but didn’t complete a visitor survey you can still fill one in online here. This feedback is really valuable and… more 

SAVE THE DATE: AV FESTIVAL 2018
The next edition of AV Festival will take place in March 2018. If you would like to support us to develop the 2018 programme you can now make a donation online.

AV FESTIVAL 2016 EVALUATION
In October we published the independent evaluation of AV Festival 2016 by BOP Consulting. To find out more you can download the full report here.

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