25 films for 25 days of Christmas YouTube

Following on from November’s Real Tees Valley Film Trail last month saw the run-up to Christmas celebrated with a different film each day, we are launching the Real Tees Valley YouTube Playlist.

The collection of short films were made with and by young people in the Tees Valley with the aim of telling their own stories and experiences of living in the area. Our young perspective and developing film-makers worked alongside six professional film-maker mentors to make the short film.

The Real Tees Valley film trail took place between the 18th and 22nd November 2019 and involved 5 different venues across the Tees Valley. Read more about the Real Tees Valley Film Trail here.

The project explored what place and culture meant to this group and wrote a new narrative for the Tees Valley. The films focused on either; Place, Culture, Diversity, Community or Life with stories varying from Austrian-born bodybuilder Adrian to local radio host ‘Darlo Dean‘. The films were categorised by the main themes observed as well as common threads, the location and length.

Each film lasts between one and ten minutes and tells a story of Teesside’s young population that would otherwise go unheard. In its entirety, the Real Tees Valley Film Trail boasted the diverse community and common spirit shared throughout the Tees Valley.

The twenty-five films of Christmas have now been made into a playlist on Youtube in the order they were shared on social media in December. The Real Tees Valley YouTube playlist.

Real Tees Valley YouTube Playlist


In Collaboration With

CornerhouseCreative DarlingtonDarlington Borough CouncilHartlepool Borough CouncilImagine You CanMiddlesbrough Borough CouncilOpen ShopRedcar and Cleveland Borough CouncilStockton-on-Tees Borough CouncilTees Valley Combined Authority

Funded by

Great Place Tees Valley is a Great Place Scheme – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, working with Historic England – run by the Tees Valley Combined Authority on behalf of the communities of the Tees Valley.

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