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Artist's Cut Showcase (2nd Dec)

Northern Film + Media

Friday, December 2, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Artist's Cut Showcase (2nd Dec)

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You are invited to join Northern Film & Media for a screening, panel debate and drinks reception to celebrate the completion of The Artist's Cut programme.


Join us as we screen the three short films commissioned for The Artist's Cut, made by Jessica Sarah Rinland, Sebastian Buerkner and Saeed Taji Farouky.


The screening of the films, commissioned as part of Channel 4's Random Acts strand, will be followed by a panel addressing key questions surrounding the current climate of artist film commissioning and what part television can play in supporting the careers of artists. This will also be an opportunity to learn first-hand about Random Acts from the strand’s Editor and a recent Random Acts filmmaker.


Panellists include:

  • Pegah Farahmand, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4
  • Saeed Taji Farouky, filmmaker
  • Peter Taylor, Director, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
  • Alessandro Vincentelli, Curator of Exhibitions & Research, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Arts Council England representative (tbc)


When: Friday 2nd December, 3pm – 5.30pm. Registration rfrom 2.45pm for a prompt 3.00pm start.

Where: Tyneside Cinema (Roxy, 3rd floor), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QG.


Registration: please follow the link above to book your place. You may register for up to two places but must specify the name and details of each guest individually for their registration to be valid. Thanks to the support of our funders there is no cost to attend but places are offered first come first served.


Still: Saeed Taji Farouky, 'They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy (2016)


About The Artist’s Cut

Northern Film & Media in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Channel 4 and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival commissioned three UK based artists to take part in a unique film commission and development programme designed to nurture bold new voices in narrative film.

Supported by Arts Council England, The Artist’s Cut facilitated a structured and supportive environment for three exceptional artists interested in broadening their practice to develop and produce a short narrative film for Channel 4’s Random Acts platform. The initiative involved ongoing bespoke support from film and TV industry mentors covering story development, scriptwriting, directing and producing. Read more about the initiative here



Northern Film & Media is supported by the European Regional Development Fund


Northern Film & Media has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. This is partly funded by the European Commission.   

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