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Relaxing and stimulating, engaging and ordinary, reflective and speculative – the Tea Break Film Festival offers film-makers and audiences alike a refreshing ceremony of short films.

20 mins and under, for this is the official tea-break of the UK’s Department of Trade & Industry, the films are shown each year in pop-up cinemas and cafes. With tea and cake to enjoy, the winning film is voted on by the audiences.

From the spiritual focus of the Japanese tea ceremony to the friendly banter of the factory workbreak, the Tea Break Film Festival looks for a wide range of fiction, documentary, art and interesting commercial promotions to celebrate people resting and reflecting with curiosity, wonder and fun.

The pioneering collection of international and local films are joined this year by screenings from the Guardian Documentaries collection.


Fri 8 Sep, 10am-4pm. Queens House Showcase, Paragon Street.
10am – Screenings
1pm – Keynote speech with actor & producer Zaff Malik
2pm – Screenings
4pm – Close

The first prize will be awarded to the winner on Fri 8 Sep by Zaff Malik is La Grande Théière, a huge engraved teapot. (In 2015 this was presented to the winner Mark Richardson by Hull’s BAFTA-nominated Sean McAllister, who also directed our opening show Made in Hull!)

Fri 8 Sep – Sat 9 Sep. Former Church, Walker Street.
10am – Screenings
1pm – The Guardian: Fish Story
2pm – Screenings
4pm – Close

Admission is pay as you feel, drop-in at any time.


All ages


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Opening times

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Creative Credits

Supported by BFI and Film Hub North.