Candle and Bell Short Film Night Returns - Submit your Film

Posted: 17th August 2015

Candle & Bell invite submissions for their latest series of short film nights. The popular events are returning this Autumn and will once again be held at Tyneside Cinema.

The October edition, taking place on Monday 5th, will be supported by Northern Film & Media and focuses on for short films with female protagonists. The organisers are looking for films that centre around an inspiring female character, have a new take on feminist issues, or challenge gender representation on screen. Submissions on other subsjects will be considered for future evenings.

Candle and Bell began their regular short film night in March 2014 with the purpose of bringing to members of the public and filmmakers together tocelebrate the wealth of talent and creativity in short filmmaking today.

With their Short Film Night Candle and Bell have solved the issue of local films rarely seeming to be screened in the region in which they were produced. Essential for North-East film-making talent and audiences alike.

Jonathan Honnor, Filmmaker

Films can be any genre, and of any length from 5 to 30 minutes long. Submissions are accepted from professionals and students alike, from the North East and across the UK. If you'd like to put your work forward for consideration, please email a link to the full film and all your details to If your work is password protected please remember to include the password. Your email should also include the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Role on the Film
  • Producer Name
  • Title of Film
  • Genre
  • Short Synopsis (max. 100 words)
  • Any festival screenings or awards your film has won
  • Year of production

If your submission is successful the organisers will contact you and arrange for your film to be included in one of the monthly programmes.

If you would like more information about the process, pleasee see the Candle and Bell website.


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