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Northern Stars Documentary Academy

This intensive introduction to documentary filmmaking allows participants to focus on learning new skills, meet industry professionals, and work together to plan, shoot and edit a short film that is showcased at Tyneside Cinema.

Documentary Academy takes place between September and December. It is open to anyone aged 15-18 and is free.

Visit the Northern Stars Documentary Academy website for more information.

Check out some of the films we've made at Documentary Academy below - see the Northern Stars Vimeo channel for more details.  

Documentary Academy is sponsored by Intu.

OUT (Documentary Academy 2016) from Northern Stars on Vimeo.

ASHLEIGH (Documentary Academy 2016) from Northern Stars on Vimeo.

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Thanks for making our showcase event a real success. Having it in the beautiful Classic Cinema really added to the event.Please pass on our thanks to your staff who helped us throughout the day.

Helen Spencer, BBC