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What are 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, they come in many flavours; live action, animation, serious, cheeky and outrageous; made by dancers, poets, visual artists, musicians, writers, comedians, filmmakers.

There are five organisations across England each making 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.

Anyone living or studying in the North of England (North East, North West, Yorkshire) has been able to apply to Random Acts Network Centre North – a partnership between Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), HOME (Manchester), and True North Productions (Leeds).

Random Acts is a partnership between Arts Council England and Channel 4.

Check out some of the films at Channel 4’s Random Acts website: http://randomacts.channel4.com/

Applications to Random Acts North are now closed.