The Northern Lights Film FestivalIndustry Summit is firming up plans for its Nov 17-18 event in Newcastle uponTyne.

The summit will includepanel discussions, case studies, lectures, pitching sessions, speed meetings andnetworking opportunities.

The festival will alsoannounce a winner of the Orange North Star Short Film Award 2006, which comeswith a $75,000 (£40,000) prize. The event will host a screening of last year'swinner, Ian Fenton's Black Dog.

Attendees and speakers willinclude Emma Clarke and JJ Lousberg from the UK Film Council, director NicolasWinding Refn, Lionsgate UK's Nick Manzi, London To Brighton director Paul Andrew Williams and producer RachelRobey, Edward Fletcher from Soda Pictures, Slingshot's Rachel Connors, Warp X'sCaroline Cooper Charles and Peter Gaarde from Zentropa.

The fourth Northern LightsFilm Festival runs Nov 16-23. Screen International is a media sponsor of the event.