Our annual international commissions will see artists' short-form films screened before features at Tyneside Cinema and partner venues across the UK. While the artists we work with could be based anywhere in the world, including the UK, we want to ensure that this is foregrounded by our situation in the North East, and that artists based here are guaranteed representation as part of the roster of commissions. With this in mind, at least one commission per year will be undertaken by an artist based in the North East of England, drawn from an open call process.
Making work for the very specific context of the cinema - an audience, a duration, a building, and as an intervention into a heavily prescribed format of adverts, trailers and feature - is no small challenge. But as well as setting parameters in this way, the conditions imposed by cinema offer many creative possibilities.
We are looking for proposals from established artists for films of up to 6 minutes in length. To apply, please complete this simple application form and upload a full treatment for your film by 7 September 2018.
For more information, please read the guidelines before submitting - but if you have any other questions, please get in touch with Chloë Barker, Artists' Moving Image Programme Producer, by e-mail or by calling 0191 227 5508.