8 November - 1 December 2024

Morecambe, United Kingdom

Film Festival

for inspiring stories

Second Edition

The Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) is an annual film festival with live cinema screenings and awards, running in Morecambe, North West England.

TBIFF aims to promote international independent films in the Lancashire and Cumbria areas as well as create a cultural dialogue between the audiences of North West England and the world. We want to inspire local audiences and international filmmakers with great films, thoughtful conversations, and joyful encounters.
This year we're incorporating a new Morecambe Film and Television Festival. The Morecambe Film & TV Festival is a celebration of the industry and its ongoing developments. It hosts a curated programme including premieres, retrospectives, exhibitions and industry and public events.

TBIFF includes 4 programmes:

1. "Reel Rewind": retrospective screenings of classics;
2. "Northern Stars": independent feature film screenings (Produced in the North of England or by Northern Filmmakers);

3. "Northern Start": international feature film screenings (Northern premiere);
3. "Stories Beyond Borders": international short film competition to select and award the best visually captivating and thought-provoking short films from around the world. We are especially interested in submissions from filmmakers who have an ambition of making a social impact, bringing awareness of old and new problems in society and making an attempt to inspire audiences for thoughts and changes.

The second edition of TBIFF and the first edition of MFTF is announced to happen in November 2024.

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"I am thrilled and honoured to be a patron of the festival. As a film producer originally from Morecambe, the prospect of being part of a new film festival in my hometown is just brilliant. I’m so excited to help build something that will continue to grow as a major event for film-makers and film-lovers alike."   Festival Patron Philip Herd

Philip Herd is an independent film producer from "Chromatic Aberration Pictures" known for "Unicorns" (2023), "My Policeman" (2022), "Archive" (2020) and "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (2011).