Sylvain L'Espérance, <em>Combat au bout de la nuit</em>, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Sylvain L'Espérance, Combat au bout de la nuit, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Pallavi Paul, <em>Cynthia Ke Sapne/The Dreams of Cynthia</em>, 2017, film still. Courtesy the artist

Pallavi Paul, Cynthia Ke Sapne/The Dreams of Cynthia, 2017, film still. Courtesy the artist

Lucy Parker, <em>Apologies</em>, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Lucy Parker, Apologies, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Prabhakar Pachpute, <em>Resistance</em>, 2016, charcoal, nails, jute and clay on wall. Courtesy the artist

Prabhakar Pachpute, Resistance, 2016, charcoal, nails, jute and clay on wall. Courtesy the artist

Jeamin Cha, <em>Twelve</em>, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Jeamin Cha, Twelve, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Anton Vidokle, <em>Immortality For All: a film trilogy on Russian Cosmism</em>, 2014-2017, film still. Courtesy the artist

Anton Vidokle, Immortality For All: a film trilogy on Russian Cosmism, 2014-2017, film still. Courtesy the artist

<em>Tyne Lives</em>, 1980, photo: Tish Murtha. Courtesy Amber Films

Tyne Lives, 1980, photo: Tish Murtha. Courtesy Amber Films

Leah Millar, <em>New Commission</em>, 2018, production still. Courtesy the artist

Leah Millar, New Commission, 2018, production still. Courtesy the artist

Vitalij Strigunkov, <em>Waiting</em>, 2015, film still. Courtesy the artist

Vitalij Strigunkov, Waiting, 2015, film still. Courtesy the artist

Anocha Suwichakornpong, <em>By the Time it Gets Dark</em>, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Anocha Suwichakornpong, By the Time it Gets Dark, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Wang Bing, <em>Bitter Money</em>, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Wang Bing, Bitter Money, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento, <em>The Wandering Soap Opera/La Telenova errante</em>, 1990/2017, film still. Courtesy Poetastros

Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento, The Wandering Soap Opera/La Telenovela errante, 1990/2017, film still. Courtesy Poetastros

Raqs Media Collective, <em>Provisions for Everybody</em>, 2018, film still. Courtesy the artist

Raqs Media Collective, Provisions for Everybody, 2018, film still. Courtesy the artist

Raoul Peck, <em>The Young Karl Marx/ Le jeune Karl Marx</em>, 2017, film still. Courtesy the artist

Raoul Peck, The Young Karl Marx/ Le jeune Karl Marx, 2017, film still. Courtesy the artist

Anton Vidokle, <em>The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun</em>, 2015, film still. Courtesy the artist

Anton Vidokle, The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun, 2015, film still. Courtesy the artist

George Orwell’s book The Road to Wigan Pier is the thematic framework for AV Festival 2016–2018. Part Two takes place from 3 - 31 March 2018 and presents work by visual artists and filmmakers, who all in different ways answer the question 'Meanwhile, what about Socialism?', inviting us to think about alternative futures to neoliberalism. The Festival features work by 21 artists and collectives from 13 countries, across ten venues in Newcastle and Gateshead.

CINEMA WEEKEND / CINEMA DIALOGUES 
15.03.2018

Amber, George Clark, Aurélien Froment, Leah Millar, Raúl Ruiz
Fri 16 – Sun 18 March
This weekend is an invitation to think about the history and legacy of political film... more 

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

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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