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First Acts: How To Get Your Short Film Commissioned With Random Acts North

Join the Random Acts North team to find out how you can be commissioned to make a film that could end up on Channel 4.

Random Acts: First Acts offers 16-24 year old creatives, working in any field, the opportunity to make an original short film as part of an education, training and production programme funded by Arts Council England. As well as hearing from the commissioning team, you’ll have a chance to meet a selection of artists who are already making work for the scheme. You’ll come out with plenty of tips on how to develop your vision for a short film from the people who have just done it! And who knows, you may want to apply for the next round of Random Acts.

Speakers include Ian Fenton (producer, Random Acts North), artist Denice Chung, photographer Lunar Rising, and choreographer Josh Hawkins, all of whom have made their first films through the Random Acts education, training and production programme.

Random Acts is open to creatives of all fields aged 16 – 24 year old (over 24 artists are commissioned directly by Channel 4 throughout the year). Deadline for the next round of application is Mon 3 April 2017, for further information, check the Random Acts North website.

Random Acts Network Centre North is a partnership between Tyneside Cinema, True North Productions and HOME, and is funded by Arts Council England.