We’ve just got back from an awesome meeting with the fantastic people at Northern Monk Brewery and guess what – they have agreed to be an official partner of our film festival for our 5th annual edition this October!

Make sure to join and mark attending on our facebook event page!


Northern Monk is a unique, local independent brewery company who combine the best of traditional monastic brewing values with a progressive approach to ingredients and techniques in their beer creation process.

Goodie Bags, Afterparty & Exclusive Discounts for NGFF fest-goers

– Northern Monk are very kindly sponsoring a very limited number of their lush beers in our No Gloss goodie bags. (First come first served)

– PLUS our afterparty will be held at Northern Monk’s beautiful Refectory, in a Grade II listed mill which is literally a few minutes away from the official festival venue by cab

– And all ticketholders who present their No Gloss Film Festival wristbands will receive a 10% off discount on their drinks at the Northern Monk’s Refectory bar!


northern monk and no gloss film festival 2016

An Accidental Industrial Trail of Leeds

Think about it – independent beers to go with your independent films. We promised we’re going back to our roots this year, keeping it real and industrial and by doing so we’ve also accidentally turned our film festival into an excellent industrial trail of Leeds!

On the Saturday evening after the last film, we’ll take you from the official festival venue (the lovely 18th century former textile mill, Canal Mills) to the spiritual heart of Leeds’ industrial revolution to Northern Monk Refectory (homed in a Grade II listed Mill) for the Saturday evening afterparty event.

Some of you may recognise that the Refectory is located on the same street as our EPIC film festival back in 2014 at Temple Works – that listed Egyptian Flax mill.

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This is going to be SO FREAKING GOOD!! We even made this gif thingy to celebrate this fantastic partnership:


Thank you Northern Monk for being so ace to our festival :)