Bye for Now!

Yesterday marked the close of 4’33″ Silent Film Festival for this year with our Silent Disco at World Headquarters. It’s been a great festival with a diverse range of films and we look forward to seeing even more next year! We’ll be putting up the photos from the events in a few days, but before then we would like to thank everyone who has been involved and supported the festival, from the many artists who submitted work, the venues who kindly hosted our events, the Newcastle University Alumni Association Student Initiative Fund and the Newcastle University Art Society who supported the cost of putting on the festival and finally to everyone who came and enjoyed it with us! We hope the festival has given you an opportunity to experience something new and hope you’ll be back with us again next year!

Festival Programme Released

4’33″ Silent Film Festival are delighted to announce our festival programme of events, which you can find on our festival programme page. The festival is running from the 16th – 19th May and will open at the Star and Shadow Cinema and will close at World Headquarters Club with numerous exciting events running across the four days. We look forward to seeing you there! Please get in touch with our friendly festival team at if there is anything more you would like to know about the festival.

Video Drop in Tomorrow

To everyone who will be submitting their work in person tomorrow at the Newcastle University Fine Art Department, please make your way to the building entrance (there are large, green wooden doors) and go through into the entrance where there will be one of our festival team waiting to receive your submission. If there is no – one there when you arrive, we’re probably upstairs with someone else, but we’ll be with you in a few minutes, just wait for us in the entrance area and we’ll find you!

Mining Institute Added to 4’33″ Lineup!

The 4’33″ Silent Film Festival Team are excited to announce the Mining Institute will be hosting an evening event for us on Saturday 18th May! The Mining Institute is a fantastic venue with a rich cultural history in the city of Newcastle – upon – Tyne and has a very interesting programme of events throughout the year that are also worth investigating. The festival event takes place from 7pm – 11pm on the Saturday, and the full programme of films shown at the event will be posted after the closing date for submissions on April 26th!

Tyneside Cinema on board with 4’33″!

The 4’33″ Silent Film Festival team are delighted to announce that the Tyneside Cinema will be hosting the first of our two main closing day events! ¬†Expect an exciting array of silent films from 4 – 7pm on Sunday 19th May, right before our second closing event at World Headquarters where we are hosting a silent disco alongside more film screenings! Our full programme with times and films will be published after the closing date on April 26th. To all the budding filmmakers out there, keep your submissions coming – we’ve had a great selection of films so far and our list of venues and events is still growing.

All the best,

The 4’33″ Silent Film Festival Team

Star and Shadow Cinema for the Festival Opening!

The 4’33″ Silent Film Festival team are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the opening night of the festival at the Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle – upon – Tyne on the 16th May! We have been thrilled with the film submissions so far and look forward to receiving further works to add to our programme. Please get in touch at if you would like to know more about the festival, or see our submissions page for full details on submitting films.

Welcome to 4:33 Silent Film Festival

Hi everyone and welcome to the 4:33 Silent Film Festival site! The festival is a four day celebration of films and we are currently sending out an open call for submissions of work for the festival. The festival is open to anyone, whether you’ve worked with film before or not! We only have two criteria for entry; we are looking for videos lasting exactly 4 minutes 33 seconds long and all entries must be silent films. The rest is up to your imagination! The deadline for submissions is the 26th April 2013; please head to the submissions page to find out how to submit your work!

On the site we’ll keep you up to date about all the happenings of the festival and details of the artists and artowrks on show!