Random Acts North and Channel Four showcase young Northern filmmaking talent

Twenty-three visionary short films made by talented young artists from the North of England as part of the first year of Random Acts are now being showcased in one place for the first time by Channel Four.

The films form the centrepiece of Channel Four’s celebration of films commissioned by Random Acts Network Centre North, and the young people who have directed them practice a wide variety of art forms including photography, theatre, creative writing, visual art, dance and filmmaking.

Their short films are all between 90 seconds and 3 minutes in length and range from a eulogy to the North East’s industrial past, to a school lesson from the near future by a robotic teacher, and even a quirky exploration of human mating rituals through dance.

This is the first time that all the films accepted by Channel Four from the first year of Random Acts Centre North commissions have been available to watch in one place.

Ian Fenton, Creative Director of Learning & Participation at Tyneside Cinema, said: ‘Having seen how hard these young artists worked to secure a place on the Random Acts North programme, it’s fantastic that their films have now been made available by Channel Four for the public to watch.’

He added: ‘I would urge everyone to watch these striking, bold and daring films, whether they are thinking of applying to make their own Random Acts or simply interested in the range and scale of artistic expression possible through short film’.

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