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Random Acts

Random Acts are short films made by artists, not films about artists. They are bold, daring and challenging expressions of creativity delivered in short film form, between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long,

Tyneside Cinema is working as part of Random Acts Network Centre North to deliver 24 films a year between 2015 and 2018. Each film is directed by a young artist or filmmaker between the age of 16 and 24 and completed films have the chance to be showcased on Channel 4’s online and broadcast platforms.

Applications to Random Acts are currently closed but you can find out more about the programme at http://www.randomactsnorth.org/

Random Acts Network Centre North

In 2015, five organisations across England – comprising the ICA, Calling the Shots, Rural Media, Screen South and Tyneside Cinema – were funded to become Random Acts Network Centres, in a joint initiative by Arts Council England and Channel 4, to develop young people’s talent and provide them with entry points to the arts and creative industries.

Over three years (2015-2018), the project has offered 16 to 24 year olds training and production support to make their own short films, designed for broadcast on television, or shown online as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts strand.

Random Acts North is a partnership between Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), HOME (Manchester), and True North Productions (Leeds).

Exposure: A guide to exhibition, distribution and marketing for filmmakers and artists   

Exposure has been produced as part of Random Acts North’s talent development programme.

This one-stop-shop booklet will provide artist filmmakers with everything they need from planning a festival strategy to understanding how short and artist films are distributed and exhibited in the UK and beyond. Whether you’re making, or have made a short film, having a well thought out distribution strategy is key to establishing you as an artist filmmaker, and Exposure is designed to help you build such a strategy. Featuring interviews with industry insiders, all the information you need to submit your film to festivals across the world, and guidance on do-it-yourself marketing and online distribution – take a peek inside and learn how to get your work into the world.

Download Exposure


Corporate Friend of Tyneside Cinema: Switch Gas & Electric

Tyneside Cinema is grateful for the support of Switch Gas & Electric, one of our Corporate Friends.