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Random Acts

Random Acts present...

Random Acts

15 March 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £4.00

Random Acts Presents screens an exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy, to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life in England through the lens of its young artists.

The films

These innovative, thought-provoking films range from 90 seconds to 3 minutes in length. They are available in curated packages – collated by theme, region and genre – to be presented in one screening, or as individual shorts to screen before feature-length films. The films span a range of art forms and topics – from the refugee crisis, the monotony of the jobcentre and the thrill of a zombie apocalypse. Without preconceptions, filmmakers are challenging norms and carving out space for a wide range of on and off-screen talent, and bold expressions of creativity.

The project

The films screened in Random Acts Presents are the result of commissioning opportunities enabled by ICA, Calling the Shots, Rural Media, Screen South and Tyneside Cinema. The project is a joint initiative by Arts Council England and Channel 4 Random Acts, seeing many of the short films broadcast by Channel 4 on television or online as part of Random Acts’ First Acts series.

The project develops talent by offering film education, training, production support and funding to 16-24 year-olds to produce their short film. By 2018, 360 films will have been made and screened to audiences nationwide.