Between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long, Random Acts come in many flavours; live action, animation, serious, cheeky and outrageous; made by dancers, poets, visual artists, musicians, writers, comedians, filmmakers. These bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life in England through the lens of its young artists.
Over 120 Random Acts short films are now available to screen in your cinema, either as one screening or as individual shorts to screen before feature-length films.
Thanks to additional investment from Arts Council England, we have extended our programme to include further professional development opportunities for alumni of Random Acts Network Centre North to better prepare them for a life in the creative industries.
Afshan D’souza-Lodhi was born in Dubai and is of Indian/Pakistani descent. Afshan writes plays, prose, performance pieces and occasionally passive aggressive...
Aaron Howell is a moving image artist from Manchester and recent graduate of Leeds College of Art. Aaron’s dance film work...
Clara Marie Cornish is a Yorkshire born and raised filmmaker inspired by universal human stories. Originally studying the fine arts, she...
Charlene Maningding is a creative from Newcastle upon Tyne with Filipino origins.
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The new Channel 4 TV series of Random Acts features the work of two of our Random Acts Network Centre North alumni. The new series airs from Monday 21 August at midnight and is curated and hosted by actor and artist Zawe Ashton. Episode 1 on Monday 21 August includes the premiere of Illuminated (above) by interactive… Read More »
Random Acts filmmaker Eleanor Edwards talks about the experience of devising and making her short film Illuminated. How did you come up with the idea for your film – and what inspired you to make it? Honestly I was lying in bed one morning and it sort of just came to me. But an idea that… Read More »
Random Acts North filmmaker Bella Spencer has written a blog on the experience of making her short film Staccato. Bella is a neuroscience student at King’s College London with a secret love for filmmaking. She is fascinated by the intersection between science and art, and the results that arise when the two subjects combine. My… Read More »