This Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar will examine the next steps for policy to ensure continued economic and creative growth in the UK film industry.

Thursday 17th July, 9.00am 2014

This four-day event in Newcastle celebrates the 10th anniversary of The China Independent Film Festival (CIFF) – one of the longest-running indie film festivals in China. 

Monday 12th May, 3.30pm 2014

Candle and Bell’s new short film night returns for April with another exciting programme of films made by the North East’s finest talent

Monday 28th April, 7.00pm 2014

This two-day workshop with Josh Appignanesi (The Infidel; Song of Songs) aims to help early-career film directors answer the fundamental question of visual storytelling. 

Tuesday 22nd April, 10.00am 2014

Tyneside Cinema is delighted to welcome critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins for a special screening of his new film A Story Of Children And Film

Tuesday 8th April, 5.45pm 2014

What’s involved in developing, funding and distributing a short artist’s film? This symposium is open to all and is aimed at both aspiring and established filmmakers or artists working with the moving image. 


Thursday 3rd April, 1.00pm 2014

The Tyneside Cinema is running a Sponsored Film Marathon to help raise money for the Tyneside Cinema Appeal.

Saturday 29th March, 10.45pm 2014

For most of us the idea of pitching is as daunting as exams or job interviews. But the truth is that without a good pitch few projects will ever find their way onto a screen. 

Friday 28th March, 12.00pm 2014

Led by writer and director Paul Fraser (Somers Town), this 3 day workshop is aimed at developing and nurturing projects from conception to completion. 10 places only are available.

Friday 28th March, 10.00am 2014

Writer and director Paul Fraser will lead a writers’ Q&A screening of his 2002 feature Heartlands. The film will be introduced by Fraser (Dead Man’s Shoes; A Room for Romeo Brass; Somers Town) and will be followed by a Q&A.

Wednesday 26th March, 11.00am 2014

Sunderland University are hosting a series of lectures by Lord David Puttnam, for creative industry professionals and students. 

Friday 21st March, 2.00pm 2014

Brought to you by Indie Training Fund and Northern Film & Media, just 14 places are available at this expert-led one day workshop which will take you from pitch to production, helping you devise and sell great ideas.

Friday 21st March, 10.30am 2014

Celebrated UCLA screenwriting professor and writer Wendall Thomas will be bringing her 25 years of Los Angeles-based industry experience to two TV and film screenwriting master-classes in Newcastle on 19 and 20 March

Wednesday 19th March, 10.00am 2014

Sunderland University presents Nick Thorogood, Senior Vice President Content and Marketing, UK/EMEA Scripps Networks Interactive and former Head of daytime TV at ITV.

Wednesday 12th March, 12.00pm 2014

Peter Dickson (The X Factor) and Alan Dedicoat (Strictly Come Dancing) in conversation with John Myers about the impact of voiceover and narration on television

Tuesday 11th March, 7.00pm 2014

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